Hi all, I seek your wisdom and guidance to attempt fixing my Zephyrus GA502D notebook, here is what happened:
The other day I was normally using the notebook, when logging off it started some windows updates and I left it doing its job,
The morning after, when i attempted to turn on the pc, nothing happened, no asus logo, no boot, keyboard unresponsive, screen black, power indicator on and well as battery, fans start up after a while. 😞
Since Warranty is over, before calling it a go I tried:
- Disconnecting and reconnecting the ram module
- Unplugging the CMOS battery connector and draining the battery
- Plugging and unplugging the battery
- Checking the SSD
Situation didn't change, then I saw this post and othershttps://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?111436-GL502VSK-Bricked-BIOS-Update
It suggests a Bios update pushed via windows update might brick the machine, and the fix would be to dowload the right binary image, put it on a FAT-32 usb stick and press ctrl+home when pressing the power button, but there is a tweak, file must be renamed!
So I did download thishttps://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/GamingNB/GU502DU/GU502DUAS306.zip
and unzipped the file (GU502DU-AS.306) , renamed it in various ways (GU502D.BIN, GU502DU-AS.BIN, GU502DUAS.BIN..) but it does not work! 😛
How should I rename the binary GU502DU-AS.306 ?
Do you think there could be some other way to resurrect the laptop?
Any help would be greatly appreciated