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[REQUEST] Sony Vaio VPCF24M1E BIOS Unlock
#1
Hi All,

Can you help me in unlocking the BIOS for my laptop?

I have never messed with BIOS upgrades, so this will be my first. Any guides and/or guide lines will be appreciated.

I have no idea what information, or files, you need for this, so I apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

If anything more is needed, let me know. 

The laptop currently runs Linux Mint and I found out the following:


Code:
BIOS Information
    Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
    Version: R2160V3
    Release Date: 09/23/2011
    Address: 0xF0000
    Runtime Size: 64 kB
    ROM Size: 4096 kB
    Characteristics:
        PCI is supported
        PNP is supported
        BIOS is upgradeable
        BIOS shadowing is allowed
        ESCD support is available
        Boot from CD is supported
        Selectable boot is supported
        EDD is supported
        8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
        CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
        ACPI is supported
        USB legacy is supported
        AGP is supported
        Smart battery is supported
        BIOS boot specification is supported
        Function key-initiated network boot is supported
        Targeted content distribution is supported
        UEFI is supported
    BIOS Revision: 21.60
    Firmware Revision: 21.60

Laptop specs:


Code:
Architectural
CHİPSET
Intel HM65 Express Chipset


Processor
PROCESSOR NAME
Intel Core i5-2450M Processor
POWER AND PERFORMANCE
With Intel Turbo Boost Technology
PROCESSOR SPEED ​​(GHZ)
2.50 with Turbo Boost up to 3.10
L3 CACHE (MB)
3
NUMBER OF CORES
2nd


Graphics
GRAPHİC CARD NAME
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU
VİDEO RAM MEMORY SİZE
2 GB



Thank you!

EDIT 1:

When trying to save the BIOS to the USB flash I am getting that the BIOS is write protected.
I am using this: AFUDOS.exe (V4.12)

EDIT 2:
I think that I should use Aptio specific tool for that, but I am unable to find anything.

EDIT 3:
Added the specs.
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#2
Hi All,

I think I've managed to finaly download the rom.

Let me know if it is okay or not.

BIOS.zip

Thanks!
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#3
i am currently having exactly the same problems with the same laptop
can you tell me how you solved them?
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#4
(03-28-2019, 02:46 PM)Devryd Wrote: i am currently having exactly the same problems with the same laptop
can you tell me how you solved them?

Hi Devryd,

I still haven't found a solution as of now.

What about you?
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#5
I dont have a solution but I stopped looking because I now have an i7 in This Laptop and its working fine
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#6
(04-22-2019, 04:42 AM)Devryd Wrote: I dont have a solution but I stopped looking because I now have an i7 in This Laptop and its working fine

Mind telling what was the price of the i7? And was it hard changing the processor?

Thanks!
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(04-22-2019, 04:46 AM)cypherbg Wrote:
(04-22-2019, 04:42 AM)Devryd Wrote: I dont have a solution but I stopped looking because I now have an i7 in This Laptop and its working fine

Mind telling what was the price of the i7? And was it hard changing the processor?

Thanks!

sorry for the late answer
i paid about 70€ and it wasnt really hard to change the cpu
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