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|08-02-2013 11:06 PM|
The laterst BIOS for both the S200e and the X202e is 210 dated 7/9/2013:
I can get to the BIOS if I hit F2 ONLY AFTER a warm boot or RESTART not a cold boot.
In my S200e the touch screen went haywire out of the blue, with icons changing size, flashing jumping around, disappearing, etc. It somehow became defective all by itself.
I sent the notebook to ASUS for warranty service and got it back with a brand new screen, BUT the new screen was a X202e screen that had the white AUX WiFi built-in in the LCD cover, so there is no need for the white add-on antenna wire anymore.
|05-02-2013 11:30 AM|
BIOS The latest BIOS is 207 (listed for the X202E). Can download off the Asus website: http://support.asus.co
does this work? I just updated it and now my computer goes to bio all the time.
|05-01-2013 10:55 AM|
|bored7one4||Also anyone having issue updating the bio? I've download 207 bios and win flash but when i run the update nothing happens.|
|05-01-2013 10:21 AM|
|bored7one4||Anyone have wake issue onces the screen or laptop goes to sleep or hibernate mode>?|
|04-15-2013 03:29 PM|
|04-14-2013 08:10 AM|
|04-06-2013 11:03 AM|
Try snaking the wire around the little spaces instead of coiling and try two ways, 1. placing the golden square to the left side or 2. placing it to the right side, and see which side gives the best reception. In both place the golden square towards the front of the pc, to the left or right of the touchpad.
Also, make sure that the black built-in cable is connected to the MAIN plug of the 6235 and the white, your cable, is connected to the AUX plug.
Keep in mind that when these antennas are factory/professionally installed, they are placed behind the LCD cover with a certain distance between them so as to provide max power at receive or emit.
We can not do that here.
For more info check this page of the other thread and the links in the posts there:
|04-06-2013 09:43 AM|
|03-30-2013 07:32 PM|
|aquaholik||Now we know the recovery usb stick is good for something. Congrats.|
|03-30-2013 01:20 PM|
|03-29-2013 03:20 PM|
I would connect the old HDD and connect the SSD via a cable and just wipe the C partition on the SSD and run recovery again. Maybe do a longer full clean restore but I remembered I did not do that.
|03-29-2013 02:43 PM|
|03-29-2013 11:59 AM|
1: 300MB Healthy(Recovery Partition)
2:100 MB Heathy(EFI System Partition)
3:223.05 GB NTFS(Boot, page file, Crash dump, Primary Partition)
Mine is a 240GB SSD so your third patition could be bigger or smaller. Make sure that it is a UEFI install when you install the evaluation version.
"unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."---> This happens because the recovery USB stick can't find a previous UEFI installation of windows. The partition are different if you did not do a UEFI install. I had this same problem when I used the Windows 7 USB tool. That creates an NTFS file system which is not compatible with the UEFI install.
The C drive or the primary partition is the one that I format. It is the drive that contains the windows 8 evaluation version.
See the following detailed steps:
Here is a solution that should work for you guys using the full recovery USB drive that you made. First run windows activation and note the last 5 digits/letter of the product key that is embedded in the bios.
The recovery USB stick that you made from the recovery partition will not restore your system back to it's original state if you put in a blank SSD or HDD. But it will work if you have an existing UEFI installed windows 8.
1. Create recovery drive from the recovery partitition. I think you need at least 16gb, I had a 32GB lying around.
2. Download the 90 days enterprise evaluation copy of windows 8.
3. Create a UEFI bootable USB stick(4GB is enough). Use 7-zip and extract the windows 8 evaluation iso to that UEFI bootable USB stick. Do not use windows 7 usb DVD download tool. That will create a non UEFI bootable windows installation stick NTFS format.
4. Do not disable UEFI boot, another word, do not enable CSM(compatible service mode AKA legacy BIOS mode). You can leave secure boot on. The only thing to disable is fast boot. Install the SSD, go into bios screen and select the UEFI windows 8 evaluation USB as the first device and install it on the SSD.
5. After Windows finish installing the evaluation version, power down and remove the SSD and put it in a portable enclosure.
6. Put in the original HDD, connect the now external SSD, and FORMAT the SSD, yes the partition that you just put the evaluation version on. More on this later.
7. Power down, swap out the HDD for the SSD, plug in the recovery USB stick that you made in step 1, go into bios and make sure that it is the first boot device. Again make sure you are under UEFI mode which means CSM is disabled.
8. Let windows 8 reset the PC, no need for lengthy full clean option. It should work this time. I know it does not work on a blank SSD but should work on and SSD that had a previous windows 8 installation.
9. If it works, run windows activation and it should show activated with the same product key as the one on the HDD that came with your laptop.
The reason that you had to wipe the evaluation version was to force the recovery drive to check with the bios for the product key. If you did not wipe the evaluation version, it will install windows 8 just fine but will use the evaluation version to activate and show that windows 8 is not activated.
I pulled the bottom of the Asus laptop a dozen time before settling on the above method and multi task a day away. This is all because I couldn't download the windows 8 iso. If you find a way to do that, that is the way to go. Installing it like I did is similar to cloning, all the ASUS bloatware is also installed but I did not waste any space with a recovery partition on the already small SSD.
|03-28-2013 07:48 PM|
|03-28-2013 08:40 AM|
It's hard to find a case that fits this little laptop. The Case logic 11.6 clamshell is too small and the 13.3 is too big. The neoprene case do not have much drop protection.
Then I saw my wife's work folder. I'm sure you can pick up something like this at Office Depot or Staples. The fit and drop protection is surprisingly good:
Now after you tucked it underneath, it is held pretty tight:
The recessed zipper gives excellent drop protection.
It bulges out a little bit if you add the charger to the inside compartment:
The best part is that if you don't add the ac adapter, you can keep a pretty low profile. It doesn't look like a laptop case so hopefully it is less likely to be stolen. The bad is that there is no handle.
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