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NUC6i5syh death after failed bios update sy0073.bio

Molenhuis
Beginner
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Hello, I had troubles with updating my NUC. It had bios version sy0071. After I tried to update without the yellow jumper (every other step fails) it look good, but at the end of te proces I got a message that the update failed. I powered off with te button and after that it only turns on, with only te green led on the mainboard but nothing happens. I don't have a power led or screen. I don't no what to do to solve it.

 

 

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n_scott_pearson
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That's good to hear. Mark a post as providing the solution for your question so that the intel Customer Support folks knows that the conversation can be closed.

...S

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AlHill
Super User
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Using .BIN files is not recommended or supported.   It is stealing the idenity of another machine.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

Molenhuis
Beginner
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Hi AlHill, i doesn't mather if it's not supportted because there no support anymore by Intel, which is strange because the nuc is deatch after a (supported) bios upgrade . So this is a good alternative and it's working fine now!

AlHill
Super User
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It is stealing the idenity of another machine, among other issues.

However, do what you want. 

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

alundstroem
Beginner
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Well, the official bios upgrade caused a brick basically, so of there isnt an official fix… what are we supposed to do?

Does intel have a fix that I’ve been unable to find?

I’ve read the current state of my bios chip to a bin so if possible I’d also merge it as to keep my machines identity after getting it to work.
alundstroem
Beginner
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How can I get in touch with you? @Molenhuis 

scottini
Beginner
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Hi Molenhuis,

 

same problem here with a NUC6I3SYH...

I've sent you a PM, thanks!

 

S.

GBullets
Beginner
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Dirk can you send me the bios file you used that worked? Please thank you - Email: gabertin@icloud.com

GBullets
Beginner
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I have the same issue - kindly can you please advise on the right .bin file to fix? 

lmgram
Beginner
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Hi, did you solve the problem?

Thanks!
GBullets
Beginner
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No Resoloved. Never received the file the others worked on - my email is <removed>

 

Thx. 

 

GB

lmgram
Beginner
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Thanks for your reply GB. I contacted Molenhuis, but he ask me for money. I think it was 5euros, but I live in Argentina and it´s extremely dificult to send euros to another person. 

 

If I find another .bin I´ll contact you.

 

Thanks,

 

Luciano

Molenhuis
Beginner
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Hi DvanL2, I fixed the issue by upload the bios file with a ch341A programmer. Then upgraded form 42 to 73 version with the manual from Scott. When you use the ch341a programmer, be aware the you use correct version. If it is the same Nuc with I have, then I would fix it for you if you want, but than you have to send it.

DvanL2
Beginner
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Hi Molenhuis,

 

Are you from the Netherlands? I have the NUC6i5SYH variant. Did you flash the BIO File? As many threads online tell it won't be possible that you need the BIN file?

 

Gr, Dirk

Molenhuis
Beginner
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Hoi Dirk, dat klopt, als je je mail adres wilt delen dan hebben we sneller contact. Gr John

DvanL2
Beginner
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Hoi John,

 

Dat is <<Email address Removed; Please do not post personal information. >> 

 

Gr, Dirk

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You missed the point. When you overwrite your NUC's flash part with the contents of another NUC's flash part, you are copying that NUC's branding. This means your NUC has the same serial number, same UUID, same MAC address, etc. and etc. as that NUC. Your NUC's identity has been completely replaced with their NUC's identity. You cannot overwrite the flash part without also overwriting its branding. After doing this, there are no tools that will allow you to recover your NUC's branding. Since so much of a unit's identification - within the O/S, on public forums, etc. - is based upon its branding, well, it should be obvious that this is not a good practice. Still, I cannot argue with it being your only recourse in this situation.

BTW, did you, by any chance, attempt this BIOS upgrade using an Express BIOS Update package?

...S

alundstroem
Beginner
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Yes, feels like we are past that, sadly.

 

Regarding bios upgrade, it was done from within Windows. I've since tried via the Security Jumper but since I've got zero screen output I can't really say much more than its not been successful either (https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/Visual-BIOS-Update-NUC.pdf).

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Very strange "Regarding bios upgrade, it was done from within Windows." There is no, Express BIOS Update file for NUC6i5SYH. 

 

Leon

 

alundstroem
Beginner
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Its been bricked for a while, bought a NUC8 as a replacement meanwhile. So my bad, hard to recall, probably iFlash then. Unless there is a way to unbrick it depending on method, idk why it matters.

 

Btw, super helpful comments - "you are out of warranty" (yes, I know), "Its stealing identity" (alright, but the official methods gets one nowhere, except for bricks), I thought the intel community would be helpful, or at least reasonable, (again) my bad.

 

We have 5 NUC's, they are great for older (grandparents) as well as younger (children) while not being so power-hungry. Starting to question that now.

Molenhuis
Beginner
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Hi Alundstroem,

 

if you could share your e-mail adres (there's oppertunity for pm) here then I will send an e-mail to you. After that you can delete/edit the message here.

vic891234
Beginner
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Hi,

 

I had the same issue with updating to 0073 on my NUC6i5SYK.

I have tried every recovery tips from intel, but nothing worked.

In the end i decided to do the same as you to get a working machine again, but i am not able to find a good bin file that will work with the NUC6i5SYK. Where did you get hold of your? Could you PM me if you have any pointers?

 

Cheers,

Vic

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