• Write new BIOS to the mainboard.
CAUTION: Writing new BIOS to the flash chip is a very sensitive procedure,
improper BIOS upgrade could make the device inoperable.
Note: Always back up your current BIOS. If something goes wrong, the previous
one can always be restored.
If upgrading of the BIOS is required, carry out the following steps:
• Close all other programs.
• Go to Program menu and click WinPhlash to execute the program. Main
window will appear on the screen.
• Select the procedure you want to perform:
Backup the existing BIOS and flash a new BIOS with new settings
Backup the existing BIOS Only.
• Specify the name of the backup file for the existing BIOS in the first edit field
or use the Browse button to find the file.
• Specify the name of the new BIOS file in the second edit field or use the
Browse button to find the file.
• Press the Flash BIOS (or Backup Now) button. A message displays asking
for confirmation to continue. You can continue or cancel.
• Press OK on the confirmation box to start the procedures you selected.
• Reboot your device when the procedure is completed.
Note, do not interrupt the program before task completes.
Embedded CPU Firmware
For manual CPU firmware update, launch the MPS and then the EC Loader tool.
This tool provides the ability to program a S-Record file to EC memory flash. The
EC Loader allows downloading the firmware into the device only if the firmware is
compatible with the type of embedded CPU controller. In case of an incompatibility,
the loader reports an error and prevents user errors, such as improper file download.
Set programming and connection settings as shown:
• Select serial COM4 (F5207A) or COM5 (F5217A) port for communication
with embedded controller.
• Select Internal connection type.
• Select CPU firmware target.
• Select a file to be downloaded into embedded controller.
• Select Overwrite Codeplug if you want to replace the configuration
parameters in your device with factory default. Otherwise, keep it unselected.