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Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by antimattero » April 9th, 2018, 10:27 am

Pete12x64 wrote:
antimattero wrote:Anyway, I am sure you deserve a TIP! If you have some BTC address or Litecoin, Monero whatever you're using, just let me know. You made my day today.

Thanks again! :geek:


Glad it helped and that's all the tip I need :)

I'm just an old geek trying to get along with new tech, without throwing it out the window most days.



in this case, thank you once again my old geek friend :D
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by oliver15 » May 15th, 2018, 2:12 pm

8-) Massive thanks Pete. even a dumb techie like me found your info very useful and got my system back with relative ease.so yeah,
all good again thanks in no small part to your valuable contribution
One question i may pose regarding the 12/64 SOUND QUALITY. while sound is good and clear, the volume itself sounds low spec. is there is there any way to enhance the sound volume on these devices ? all speakers work and are clear just volume related at 100% now and i can whisper loader than the sound output.
Pete12x64 wrote:Okay so I managed to get things going again and discovered some things.

To get the video working again I had to change the Panel Config in the Bios to EDP (from MIPI).

This can be found under Bios > Chipset > North Bridge > Intel IGD Config > Panel Config

Here is the line in the Bios to change
Image

Things I learned:
1. You can get into the bios by holding down DEL on the keyboard as you power on
2. Holding the power button for 15sec hard power-offs the tablet (or so it seems)
3. The default bios settings puts the Panel Config at MIPI, which does not work (blank tablet screen)
4. You can use n external monitor via the mini HDMI port
5. Resetting the Bios fixed my camera problem

I hope that helps others and don't mess with your Bios as some things will "brick" your tablet.
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by Pete12x64 » May 19th, 2018, 3:59 pm

oliver15 wrote:8-) Massive thanks Pete. even a dumb techie like me found your info very useful and got my system back with relative ease.so yeah,
all good again thanks in no small part to your valuable contribution
One question i may pose regarding the 12/64 SOUND QUALITY. while sound is good and clear, the volume itself sounds low spec. is there is there any way to enhance the sound volume on these devices ? all speakers work and are clear just volume related at 100% now and i can whisper loader than the sound output.



Glad it worked!

As for the sound I don't know, sorry. The only thing that annoyed me is the high volume warnings.
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by northumberland » September 24th, 2018, 1:19 pm

You might be interested to note that EDP is the only option in that menu now, I've not tried a reset but would assume the default options are now set correctly. I too fell foul of the default setting for display output being incorrect.

I'm going through the BIOS looking to see what menus may have appeared/disappeared.

My BIOS is now dated (build) 07/26/2018 16:01:16 and was downloaded from
http://support.linxtablets.com/Products/Linx12X64/ine is an 12x64

It apparently fixes some wifi issue (most likely security).

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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by DerekGL4 » September 28th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Hi Everone,

I've just joined the "I've reset my BIOS (oops!) club".

I'd especially like to thank Pete12x64 for his posts above and confirm that his fix also worked for my 12x64.

For reference, all I needed to do to implement it was to buy a nice cheap microHDMI cable off ebay and then we were back in business :-)

At first, my cameras had also been taken out by my BIOS reset.

After failing to manually bring them back, I took the bold and scary step of updating my BIOS to the latest one from the Linx website.

That did the trick - both cameras now work again.

Best wishes to all,

Derek.
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by liamread2000 » September 29th, 2018, 11:45 pm

Hi I have a Linx 10v64 and am having the same issue of nothing on the tablet screen. Plugged HDMI in and it shows on the monitor. I changed the setting in the BIOS to EDP and saved it however it still only shows on the monitor not the tablet screen. The touch screen works as I can see presses on the monitor. However its just blank on the tablet.



I'd be greatful if anyone can help.

Thanks!!
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by DerekGL4 » September 30th, 2018, 9:22 am

Hi Liam,

liamread2000 wrote:Hi I have a Linx 10v64 and am having the same issue of nothing on the tablet screen. Plugged HDMI in and it shows on the monitor. I changed the setting in the BIOS to EDP and saved it however it still only shows on the monitor not the tablet screen. The touch screen works as I can see presses on the monitor. However its just blank on the tablet.



I'd be greatful if anyone can help.

Thanks!!


Have you already tried disconnecting the HDMI monitor and rebooting? I don't think mine switched back to LCD until I did that.

Cheers Derek.

PS - I've just checked my BIOS settings from that page and they are the same as shown by Pete12x64 above, except that the latest BIOS has removed MIPI as a choice in Panel configuration, which also removes the subsequent the line of data about the MIPI.
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by liamread2000 » September 30th, 2018, 9:47 am

DerekGL4 wrote:Hi Liam,

liamread2000 wrote:Hi I have a Linx 10v64 and am having the same issue of nothing on the tablet screen. Plugged HDMI in and it shows on the monitor. I changed the setting in the BIOS to EDP and saved it however it still only shows on the monitor not the tablet screen. The touch screen works as I can see presses on the monitor. However its just blank on the tablet.



I'd be greatful if anyone can help.

Thanks!!


Have you already tried disconnecting the HDMI monitor and rebooting? I don't think mine switched back to LCD until I did that.

Cheers Derek.

PS - I've just checked my BIOS settings from that page and they are the same as shown by Pete12x64 above, except that the latest BIOS has removed MIPI as a choice in Panel configuration, which also removes the subsequent the line of data about the MIPI.



Hi Derek,

Thanks for your reply! Yes I did try removing the HDMI cable and restarting however the screen was still blank.

All my settings are the same as Pete12x64's screenshot.

Thanks :)
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Re: Bios reset and now no load screen or anything [Fixed]

by linxyfan » October 11th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Hello Linx users

A great product. I currently only use the tablet (12v64), along with the On-Screen keyboard. My question is: Is there any way to access the BIOS so I can update it without a USB or hardware keyboard? Say, by pressing a combination of buttons, for example?

Thanks.

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