I would like to know if anyone knows how to get an image of the BIOS for W2600CR and compatible similar Server Pedestal boards such as: S2600IP/4, S14000XX, etc.
The latest firmware for this board is BIOS: 02.06.0007 but of course manual update of the BIOS Chip requires BIN or HEX image file.
To spare you the time all Jumper recovery and Force recovery procedures have been exhausted.
The system Boots up to the screen where it shows the BIOS version, and this version is not listed by Intel as supported.
So, our assumption is that when a technician tried to update the BIOS through EFI Shell, the update failed and wrong version was administered, and in essence has lost the EFI boot section in the BIOS chip, and maybe even the BMC firmware may be wrong and the machine is bricked.
I have access to a Universal Chip programmerthat can reflash, but of course we need a BIN or HEX file format to do that or be able to extract the BIN from the Intel update CAP file using its iFlash32 utitlity that runs either from Windows OS or EFI Shell, but has no option to specify other than f0 memory.
The flasher ran a chip integrity check and it tests fine.
Ideas are welcome.
Thank you for your reply. The force jumper setting for BIOS recovery does not work if the system is unable to boot the EFI Shell. Intel boards with the current BIOS update procedure require a working board that can at least boot in EFI Shell. We have exhausted this option. Intel manual talks about another option through a special serial interface but it does not elaborate how is that done.
The EFI Shell as far as I know is stored in the BIOS WINBOND chip, unlike some other boards they have a hard recovery option where it can read from USB0 (first USB) to upload the new BIOS image. Intel boards don't seem to have this option or this ability to recover.
There is a UEFI tool to extract the BIN file from the CAP file but it does not seem to work on Intel because the tool is built mostly for ASUS boards that use CAP file.