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NUC6i3SYH BIOS update

wela
Beginner
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Hello ,
I tried to UEFI update the BIOS of am INTEL NUC6i3SYH which failed .
The BIOS was never updated and is from 2016 .
BIOS Upgrade 0042 ==> 0072 Fault 15
BIOS Upgrade 0042 ==> 0073 Fault 07

Maybe the step from 0042 -> 0073 is to big and an intermediate step would help.
Unfortunately there are no older versions on the INTEL download pages .
Has someone an idea what is wrong or where to find older BIOS versions .
Attached is a screenshot from the failed updates
thanks br /wela

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @wela 

1. Lets try the BIOS Recovery with the Yellow Security Jumper Removed method:

2. Prepare USB stick fully formatted to FAT32 with Bios  File SY0073.bio . Format your USB with Quick Format option unchecked. Do not format your USB in MAC (OS) or Linux machine. Use Windows

3. Disconnect the power adapter and remove the bottom panel from your NUC.

4. Remove the Yellow Bios Security Jumper. (page 55 in Technical Product Specification)

5. Insert the USB with the SY0073.bio file into rear USB slot.

6. Reconnect the power adapter and power ON the NUC. Wait 30 sec - 2min. The Recovery process will start automatically and will end after 2 -5 minutes.

7. When bios recovery is completed, press and hold the Power Button to switch the power OFF, remove the power adapter and replace the Security Jumper (pins 1-2) . Reinstall the bottom panel.

8. Power your NUC ON.

9. Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.

10. Press F9(followed by "Y"), to set Bios to default settings. Press F10 (followed by "Y"), to save the settings and exit to O.S. Let the NUC fully reboot.

 

This should work

Leon

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @wela 

Which method did you used for this update - using F7 key or BIOS Recovery with F4 or with Security Jumper Removed method?

Leon

 

wela
Beginner
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Hi ,
I used the UEFI instruction from the INTEL download page

Readme (NUC-BIOS-Update-Readme.pdf)

thanks /werner

UEFI update instructions
------------------------
1.Download the UEFI Flash BIOS Update file.
2.Double-click the *.ZIP to extract its files.
3.Copy UefiFlash.efi and the .BIO file to the bootable USB flash drive.
4.Connect the USB drive to a port on the Intel NUC.
5.Configure the BIOS of the target computer to boot to the EFI Shell:
a.Press F2during start to enter BIOS setup.
b.Go to Advanced > Boot > Secure Boot.
c.Disable Secure Boot, if enabled.
d.Go to Advanced > Boot > Boot Configuration.
e.In the Boot Devices pane, enable Internal UEFI Shell.
f.Press F10to save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
6.Press F10during boot to open the Boot Menu.
7.Select:UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell.
8.Change the current directory to the USB flash drive by
entering the command:fsX:where X is the drive number of
the USB flash drive from the device mapping list.
Example: if your USB drive is fs0,then type fs0:and press enter.
9.At the command prompt, type:UefiFlash.efi XXX.BIOandpress Enter.
Where XXX.BIO is the filename of the .BIO file.
10.Press Yto begin the update.
11.Wait for the BIOS update to complete.
12.The computer will restart when finished.
~

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @wela 

1. Lets try the BIOS Recovery with the Yellow Security Jumper Removed method:

2. Prepare USB stick fully formatted to FAT32 with Bios  File SY0073.bio . Format your USB with Quick Format option unchecked. Do not format your USB in MAC (OS) or Linux machine. Use Windows

3. Disconnect the power adapter and remove the bottom panel from your NUC.

4. Remove the Yellow Bios Security Jumper. (page 55 in Technical Product Specification)

5. Insert the USB with the SY0073.bio file into rear USB slot.

6. Reconnect the power adapter and power ON the NUC. Wait 30 sec - 2min. The Recovery process will start automatically and will end after 2 -5 minutes.

7. When bios recovery is completed, press and hold the Power Button to switch the power OFF, remove the power adapter and replace the Security Jumper (pins 1-2) . Reinstall the bottom panel.

8. Power your NUC ON.

9. Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.

10. Press F9(followed by "Y"), to set Bios to default settings. Press F10 (followed by "Y"), to save the settings and exit to O.S. Let the NUC fully reboot.

 

This should work

Leon

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wela
Beginner
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Hi,
I checked the document   NUC-BIOS-Update-Readme.pdf .
and tried the  BIOS Recovery using the Power Button Menu  method
This one worked fine  . My PC is now on the latest BIOS version .
Thanks a lot for your help !!!
BR /werner
attached is the screenshot from the upgrade

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @wela 

You are welcome 

Leon

 

Jose_V_Intel
Moderator
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Hello wela,

 

Due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped. You may also find the Discontinued Products (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/discontinued-products.html) website helpful to address your request.

 

Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Best regards,

Jose V.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


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