Questions tagged [firmware]

In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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Restore firmware of a USB microphone?

I have 2 USB microphones "Samson GO Mic Connect" , but firmware of one of them got corrupted and windows cant recognize it (at the device manager the hardware ID does not match with the original one ...
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Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
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Why some firmware updates prevent downgrading?

I refer to computer parts or devices like Routers or Motherboards where vendors release newer firmware over a period of time. However, for some upgrades vendors clearly mention that once you upgrade ...
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Noisy Screen in linux with kernel 5

As linux kernel was updated to version 5 my laptop screen become noisy, I have same problem with all linux distros. windows works fine so my graphic card is OK. please help me with that if you can. ...
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Why is my .sh file not running in LXDE/autostart on Debian but works on Raspbian?

I'm switching from a raspberry pi (raspbian) to a tinkerboard (debian) and am unable to get the scripts running in my autostart file that I use in raspbian working on debian. On Raspbian: sudo nano /...
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Firmware interface changed itself after disk replacement, laptop dead

Specs: Asus X556 8GB RAM with CD ROM 2 USB slots Nvidia GeForce 940M Intel core i5 I replaced Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD which was preinstalled with a new WD NandBlue 3D 500GB SSD. First boot with ...
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Tenda d301 router firmware damaged during upgrade

How to fix the problem that is created during the tenda d301 firmware upgrade due to the cut of power supply. How to fix it
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How does UEFI firmware choose from multiple ESPs?

I am about to install an OS that may create its own ESP when I already have one. I am wondering which one will be actually used; will the firmware, according to the specification, choose one of them (...
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Firmware and Windows 10 time discrepancy [duplicate]

I have an MSI X399 motherboard and Windows 10 OS. I had an issue with my time shown being wrong by -1 hour (and this morning -2 hours due to the clocks going forward last night). I tried several ...
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How does UEFI firmware decide which gpt to use for execution control transfer when there are multiple hard drives?

So imagine I have 2 HDDs, how does UEFI firmware decide what drive to boot from? Let's say the two drives have GPT tables on them in the very beginning of their address space?
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How can I be confident that no new firmware exists for my SSD?

I'm trying to check if there is any new firmware for my 981 Samsung SSD, specifically a model MZVLB512HAJQ, that I installed in my Lenovo S340. This SSD was on the manufacture's comptatable parts list,...
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How can I brick my laptop if it is always possible to flash new image into the ROM?

So here are some details that matter and that I know about. Of course, if there are any encryption keys installed on the freshly manufactured piece of ROM, then I will not be able to get them back, ...
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Multiple issues after trying to install systemd-boot

This question is a follow up of this question which suffered from an XY problem I have a Lenovo MIIX 310-ICR with Arch installed on it. I tried to install systemd-boot to replace rEFInd since I ...
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MacBook Pro Wifi causing severe UI lag on Catalina

This is an unusual problem. A firmware or hardware or OS idk. It had been two weeks since I had been on Catalina when something strange started happening. I will get to the strange bit at the end but ...
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Firmware error when dual booting Kali Linux on MacBook Air

In the past few days, I've been attempting to install Kali Linux on my old MacBook Air 13-inch early 2015 as it was unused for a while and wanted to do something fun with it. I followed the ...
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No firmware update with fwupdmgr

I am trying to update my Lenovo Thinkpad T480s' firmware with fwupdmgr on KDE neon 5.18, but it does not update the firmware on reboot. root@mymachine:~# fwupdmgr --version client version: 1.0.9 ...
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Unifi AP 2014 (B00HXT8R2O) firmware 3.2.1.2601 won't update

Is there any hope for me logging into this access point and updating its firmware? I have successfully added it to my Unifi Controller v 5.12.35, but I cannot update its settings without a firmware ...
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UEFI and Legacy

I am using Fedora 31. I am trying to update firmware using: ls /sys/firmware/efi However my bios is at legacy. Will it or will it not affect my partition if I change my bios from legacy to UEFI? ...
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Dlink DSL-2730u stuck on firmware update now showing red on power led

While trying to update firmware dlink DSL-2730u stucked and now power led turns red. No response from modem and can't access modem page 192.168.1.1 even after setting default gateway. Lan led blinking ...
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Asus RT-N10U router bricked after flashing firmware

I tried to flash my Asus RT-N10U (the black version) with a DDWRT firmware. I followed all the steps from the website. I first uploaded the basic ddwrt-prepared firmware for this router model. Then, ...
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Wifi driver installation without wifi

I recently changed to a new laptop and did a dual boot of windows and parrot security-4.7(as per my prev laptop). However, I found out that the installer could not detect my WiFi driver and I had to ...
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How to use fingerprint reader on Debian 10 to login as root and login session?

I have Debian 10, and a fingerprint reader. I am able to use with fprintd-enroll => add a finger print fprintd-verify => test the previously added finger print fprintd-list $(whoami) => show my ...
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How to upgrade fwupd to latest using source

I need to compile fwupd from source, I did: git clone git@github.com:fwupd/fwupd.git \ && cd fwupd \ && git submodule update --init --recursive \ && meson build \ ...
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All Intel drivers missing from Intel.com for older discontinued hardware?

I have been trying to download various firmware's and drivers for older Intel Desktop Boards only to find that I could not find any of these drivers at Intel.com like I used to do - It seems they ...
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Can I flash firmware on a USB Dongle?

I have a several Plantronics audio 995 headsets (see user manual here). The headset works with a USB dongle that looks like this: All of the headsets and dongles work great except for one. I think ...
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How does Windows bootloader add option to open firmware setup? [closed]

There is an option in Windows Setup1 which lets one enter firmware setup2. How does it do it? I would guess it would be some kind of assembly instruction, but I'm not sure which it is. 1 If my memory ...
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Hard drive spin, is detected in disk managment but faild to load itself

Yesterday evening I heard weird clicking from my 1TB Seagate hdd, when I found out today that when computer starts, the disk clicks about 10 times but does not load, it is not showing in windows ...
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Is it possible to change the firmware of a mouse?

Recently, I plugged in my Trust GXT 130 to a school computer and am now worried about hardware malware. I read that it is necessary to know the address of the memory that has to be accessed and that ...
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How to unlock DLink router

I have a DLink ADSL router DSL-2740U with firmware version ME_1.03 I downloaded the new firmware img file from https://dlinkmea.com/index.php/product/details?det=NmFNY0ZsYnAvN3BYZlA0a0d2blliQT09 I ...
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My Arduino Mega 2650 is not recognized on PC

I have an Arduino Mega 2650 that recently stopped responding from USB on Windows 10. The problem occurred immediately after installation of HoodLoader2 through the installation sketch. I successfully ...
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Force Firmware Upgrade Ubuntu-Mate

I believe my graphics card firmware may be infected by malware. Is it possible to force update the firmware using Ubuntu-Mate in particular (or any other OS/Software)?
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How to pass linux kernel cmdline in pmon2000 2.1 command prompt

I have Lemote Yeeloong 8089d laptop, with pmon2000 firmware (version line: "PMON2000 2.1 (Bonito) #14: Tue May 18 10:33:47 CST 2010"). In file boot.cfg I can write something like title 1 kernel (wd0,...
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Trouble using “make” to compile firmware

I am attempting to flash firmware for the Odrive motor controller. I am using the recommended Visual Studio Code. I cloned the Github link and intially when I clicked "build firmware" from the "...
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Mac Pro 5,1 firmware update for booting APFS

When High Sierra came out, I opted to not update my filesystem version, out of caution. Now that it's been out for a while, and my MacBook Pro has had no issues, I'd like to upgrade my Mac Pro 5,1 to ...
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Write Protect screw Stripped

I recently have tried to remove the write-protect screw on my Acer 15 CB3-532. Having a hard time to get it to crack. I've definitely stripped it at this point. Is there anything that can be done. And ...
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Original Touchscreen Firmware for Envy

I downloaded the wrong touchscreen firmware for my ENVY x360 15-cn0xxx ( This is the post that had the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/Hewlett_Packard/comments/cg9lqi/...
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Flashing a Firmware to a router which doesnt have an “upgrade” page in its website interface

i need to flash my router because it is missing a lot of options in the configurations because my ISP installed their custom firmware,and the problem is i cant find the "upgrade" page because they ...
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Firmware image file to flash memory

I have a device firmware image. Now, I want mount this image file to flash memory. in install file of this image file is like this code: if [ -e BOOT.bin ]; then flash_erase /dev/mtd0 0x0 0x80 &...
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BIOS firmware issues?

my laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad e440, I bout it "brand new" from a friend of mine. the laptop workes just fine but after EXACTLY 30 minutes the laptop just shuts off (as if I removed the battery NOT ...
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If firmware is a CS concept, how is it defined?

I have a problem understanding the term firmware (as a type of software); If it is a CS concept, it might be good to ask about it here to get a formal definition and a correction for my mistake, as a ...
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Thinkpad Firmware update removed bootable partitions from boot menu

I use linux (Pop-OS) on a thinkpad x1 extreme 1st gen and just installed a firmware update. Upon restarting, the computer booted into Windows, not linux, so I went to the bios boot menu to see that my ...
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Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2 Firmware Update fails

I have a ThinkPad P52s with a Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2. Updating the firmware of the dock shows Can't read Thunderbold controller version, Will skip Thunderbold firmware update! The title of this ...
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Quartus II simulator not reading specified .vwf file

I'm using Quartus II v9.0. I have created a suitable .vwf file, but when I run the simulation, it uses a previously created file. I have specified the required file in Assignments|Settings|Simulator ...
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Find Firmware Upgrade for Refurb Server

I got a refurb deal on an HP Proliant ML110 G7 at Newegg. Just what I needed for a home server. I am hitting what seems to be a known limitation where if you fully populate the drive array AND add ...
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intel Managment Engine hardware details

I'm reading about intel Management Engine which resides in nearly all of our CPU chipsets. I have some questions about it's hardware and features which I couldn't find the answers due to the lack of ...
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Did I install correctly the wireless card driver?

I am trying to fix the WiFi connection on an Asus E200 laptop, following these instructions: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Asus/E200HA. The laptop has the latest LXLE distribution, with a ...
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Changing Apple EFI for Xeon microcode

I have Mac Pro 3,1. I have just bought 2x Xeon E5450 SLBBM E0 stepping and found that there are unsupported by my Mac Pro. I tried to google for this problem and found that only SLANQ C0 stepping ...
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HP Designjet 430 reflash/reinstall plotter firmware

Is it possible to get and reinstall the firmware on the main board oof the Designjet 430
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Two monitors of the same model are going to sleep at different time

I have two Eizo EV 2750 displays purchased in span of 1 year attached to my computer and despite their identical settings (sleep after 45 minutes), they do not go to sleep mode simultaneously. After ...
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Debian 10 live installer stuck at blank screen cursor

I'm trying to install the latest Debian release on an HP Stream 11 which already has a Linux distro successfully installed (so I know it's possible, I'm just not very happy with it). I attempted to ...

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