Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4
I would just like to point out that I have been thoroughly let down by click here
The promisies on the home pages led me to believe I was in safe hands. I am an experienced user and I have built and repaired many computers in my time. I have flashed bios before without problem. After dealing online with the above company I was assured that there was a bios upgrade available for my machine and it would cost $25 (approx). Immagine my horror when after attempting to flash the bios I got a " failed warning" and was offered a retry. Done that and then ittold me the drive (floppy) was no longer valid. That was it, one fried bios chip. Luckily for me a local dealer just happened to have a compatible chip that was in fact only a couple of hundred numbers (serial numbers) away from mine. I have attempted to contact the company over two and a half weeks now and they obviously refuse to answer my emails. All I asked for was a refund nothing more nothing less, all I get is nothing, not even a reply. Oh and by the way I followed their instructions to the letter.
one of the reasons was to be usb2 ready amongst other things.
An absolutely disgraceful situation they have put you in. Not only have you lost money to them, you could of been saddled into buying a new mobo. Luckily you have found a compatible bios chip, but usually they are not cheap.
Probably the combination of the two would have gone a fair way into purchasing a new mobo. the problem on that is sometimes it is difficult to get a mobo for certain cpu's and memory. ( polite way for saying it may be an older system. lol)
The fact that will not respond to your attempts to contact them, does not put them to good a light.
I have seen these adverts and though I consider my self a competent system builder. I would cringe at the thought of a bios upgrade, no bottle me. lol
I hope this has given me and a lot of forum members reservations before contemplating a bios flash from this particular method.
Due to my inexperience,I killed a mobo by misflashing BIOS.I went out and bought a replacement next day,and used the new system to find info on rectifying my mistake.I discovered a device by the name of "BIOS Savior"bought one for my mobo,and then reflashed the mobo's BIOS with the correct file.This device allowed me to "experiment" with different BIOS files,confident I could (if a prob was found) simply flick a switch,and boot the mobo off its correct BIOS.There are several versions of BIOS Savior device,for each type of BIOS chip.The only real difficulty I had was persuading a mate with the same mobo to allow me to flash my device with its BIOS(threatened with me paying out for a new mobo if it went wrong)as the instructions to flash the device were in a poor jap to english translated booklet,and I didn't feel THAT confident of the devices abilities yet!
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