Question about Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Xi 1546 Notebook
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Hi, I have had a 1556 lying around for about 8 months that started playing up with the graphics. Couldn't buy a card back then for less than a couple of hundred so was going to strip it down and sell on ebay for spares. Never got round to it and was looking on ebay and found a card for £59.99 took a bit of a risk as it was an 8600M 'GT' and no one knew if it would work and said it needed a 'GS'. Took the chance and with a beta driver downloaded from Nvidia site glad to inform it works perfectly. Hopefully this later card has had the gluing problem sorted but i am going to do a bios upgrade or do the temperature fiddle to get the fan on sooner and faster. Must say the computer is one of the best I have had for graphics quality and speed. Maybe I will sell it on though while its a runner as it looks good machine. `
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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No, but i found this and it´s exacly my problem: Mandatory BIOS update!!! Some Fujitsu Siemens Computers notebooks are experiencing long-term faults in their graphics displays. This is due to faulty graphics cards and chipsets. The problem can be remedied by replacing the graphics card or motherboard. During the warranty this repair is performed by us free-of-charge: The following AMILO Notebook systems may be affected: * AMILO Notebook Xi 1526 * AMILO Notebook Pi 1556 * AMILO Notebook Xa 1526 * AMILO Notebook Pa 1538 * AMILO Notebook Xa 2528 * AMILO Notebook Xa 2529 The following errors may occur: * Development of stripes on the display / garbage on the display * Display does not work at all * System does not boot For precautionary action you may update your Bios. The following updates are available, the others will follow, and we will update this page accordingly: AMILO Pi 1556 - BIOS Version: 1.26 AMILO Xi 1526 - BIOS Version: 1.26 AMILO Pa 1538 - BIOS Version: 1.1P AMILO Xa 1526 - BIOS Version: 1.1R AMILO Xa 2528 / Xa 2529 - BIOS Version: 1.0R If your system doesn`t show one or more of these symptoms we strongly recommend to update your system with the latest BIOS version available for download on our support pages. If your system is showing one or more of the mentioned failure pictures please contact your local service helpdesk.http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/com/ ... pdesk.html ENTER SERIAL-/IDENTNUMBER Step 1: Identify your notebook series and product number and make sure that your notebook may be infected by the defective graphic cards / chipsets. Check the back of your notebook where you can find the needed information: Step 2: Identify your current BIOS version: 1. Press button to start system 2. As soon as the FSC logo appears please press button "F2" 3. After entering the BIOS menu press right arrow button to get to Info menu. Here you can check current BIOS version. 4. To exit BIOS please press "F10" and Enter Step 3: How to download and install the new BIOS 1. Before starting the BIOS update please ensure that the power supply is plugged 2. Then go to FSC download page and select the correct product. 3. Select your operating system and choose Flash-BIOS 4. Select BIOS-Windows-Flash and click on button "Download" 5. After accepting the license conditions you can download by pressing the button "Download software" 6. Please save the program to an extra folder or desktop 7. Go to that folder or desktop and start the program by double click 8. Follow all prompts and restart your notebook when requested. 9. Don`t turn off your notebook until requested to do so. Frequently asked questions Q: I am experiencing one of the symptoms, but my product is not listed. Is there any possibility that my notebook PC has the same issue? A: To date, the only products affected are listed in the beginning of this document. If you continue to experience symptoms with your notebook please contact your Fujitsu Siemens Computers support center. Q: If my notebook is functioning properly will I experience these symptoms in the future? A: Your notebook may experience some of the symptoms listed at a future date. However, certain notebooks may not display these symptoms at all. Q: Can I continue to use my notebook if I do not experience a failure? A: Absolutely. If your notebook is not experiencing any of the symptoms you can continue using your notebook. Q: What is the benefit gained from updating to this new system BIOS? A: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system to reduce the likelihood of future system issues. This BIOS release is preventative in nature. Q: What kind of issues will I experience if I do not update with this new system BIOS? A: You may not experience any issues. But to avoid later problems Fujitsu Siemens Computers recommends to do the update. Q: What should I do if my notebook is already experiencing symptoms? A: The problem can be remedied by replacing the graphics card. During the warranty this repair is performed by us free-of-charge and usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. Q: How long will my repair take? A: It goes without saying that our aim is to keep the repair times as short as possible. Delays may occur on account of the reduced availability of the components. Q: Will I be getting a replacement device? A: Generally we don�t offer replacement devices when repair is possible Q: Why can`t I use a graphics chip from another manufacturer? A: The graphics cards from other suppliers are incompatible with the computer. Graphics cards are always bound to the respective device on a 1:1 basis. This is why you have to use the same graphic card that was originally installed Q: To what extent is the repair likely to be successful? A: The new graphics card eliminates the problem described. Q: Do you assume that future products from Fujitsu Siemens Computers will also be affected by this error. A: No, we do not. The fault lies with the graphics card which is no longer being integrated in the notebooks.