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Stonebook Mini M10A - How to Update the EC Firmware

Article ID: 646
Last updated: 03 Mar, 2017
Article ID: 646
Last updated: 03 Mar, 2017
Revision: 11
Views: 788
Posted: 20 Dec, 2016
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 03 Mar, 2017
by Andrew Sharrad

Updating the EC Firmware

Please only update the EC Firmware when instructed by Stone Support. Updating the EC Firmware as a matter of routine if you are not experiencing any issues is not recommended.

The instructions below are designed for Administrators. If you are not comfortable following these instructions please let your Stone Support representative know - and we will be happy to apply the update for you.

Note: The EC Firmware is separate to the main BIOS. The EC update does not include a BIOS update. This update procedure will also update the firmware of the attached battery.

Instructions

The W515LE EC update for Windows can be downloaded here (last update 15/1/17 to improve the reliability of the batch file).

  • Download the file and extract to a new folder:

  • Right click on ECFLASH.bat and click  "Run as administrator"

  • You will then be met with 2 warnings, click "OK" to both.

      

  • The flash programme will then appear and automatically re-flash the EC update.

  • Once this process is finished the machine will automatically power down.
  • After the machine powers down, unplug the AC adapter for 10 seconds before plugging it back in.
  • Turn the Stonebook Mini back on.

Note: Do not remove the AC Adapter whilst the EC update is in progress, as this could render the battery or machine unusable. Wait until the system automatically shuts off before proceeding to remove the AC adapter.

Applies to:

  • Stonebook Mini M10A (w515lu) - NOTCHA-279 and NOTCHA-281

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Article ID: 646
Last updated: 03 Mar, 2017
Revision: 11
Views: 788
Posted: 20 Dec, 2016 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 03 Mar, 2017 by Andrew Sharrad
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