I know this forum (really great one and useful) since a while but never needed help until now.
Here’s the issues I recently faced with this Gigabyte Laptop (Aorus X5). Apparently these issues was caused by a forced update from Windows 10 (silent update) and a conflict with the driver update application
provided by Gigabyte/Aorus. I did not update or touch the ME firmware manually, but somehow this one act weird now since then.
Let me explain the problem more.
Fan doesn’t work properly anymore
The laptop turns off by itself after 15 to 20min (when I’m on Windows). The good thing is that I can actually go on Windows,
the bad thing is I cannot boot anything else (F9/F12 seems broken, that includes the legacy mode)
Ethernet and Wifi stuff is broken
When I try to flash the full bios provided by the OEM/Brand (this one starts and after a few seconds, success and reboot with no change)
All the modifications made into the bios and saves are not taken into account. The laptop reboots by itself after saving and quitting (but the settings remain unchanged)
Bios info shows me a nice ME firmware n/a
I can go to windows, use the laptop normally but with the risk of this one turning off after a while
I can go to the bios (that all)
I discover how to launch the recovery bios mode (not sure it is the real one, I’m sure there is another one out there, but basically
ctrl home the right time brings me to the bios menu + an unhidden recovery tab where there is NVRAM reset/Boot block stuff + proceed to flash (when I choose this one
it shows directly flash failed, that’s because I probably don’t have the right bios name for recovery or maybe that I didn’t completely figure out how to trigger the full recovery bios)
And all this because of the ME Firmware. It is obvious that this ME Region/Descriptor Region was put here to annoy the users instead of really helping.
Honestly, I don’t think it’s a hardware problem and hopefully can be resolved in a software way.
I add a few files to this post, if this can help (fitc decomp of the OEM official bios, the X5 bios map and the result of a backup bios made by afuwin that is a total non sense)
Thanks for your help guys.
backupbios with afuwin.rar (3.22 KB)
X5 map file.rar (576 Bytes)
Fitc decomp.rar (3.34 MB)