How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

devin
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How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by devin »

Hello,

While testing various things, I enabled CSM and set the the Video to UEFI. Now when the fitlet2 boots I can't see the BIOS to make any changes. If I boot a UEFI OS, like Ubuntu Linux, then eventually it boots up and I can see video. However, I want to change the BIOS setting back so that I can continue to test BIOS changes.

How do I reset the BIOS on the fitlet2? I can't find this information anywhere online.

Thanks,
Devin

irads
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

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Checking with BIOS engineer.
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devin
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by devin »

Just an update, I was able to recover my Fitlet2 BIOS thanks to the advice from customer support. Basically, I reset the Fitlet2 BIOS from within the BIOS (but without being able to see what I was doing). I did this:
- power on the Fitlet2
- press Delete rapidly for 20 seconds (to be sure that it was enough time to have entered BIOS)
- hit F3 and then Enter (to reset to default BIOS settings)
- hit F4 and then Enter (to save and reboot)

Then when it powered up, I was able to see the BIOS again.

So far, it looks like you're unable to reset the BIOS using a hardware mechanism. Just to confirm, I removed the RTC battery for a long time. I also pressed and held the SW2 switch with and without the RTC battery in place. Those things did not reset the BIOS.

Floppsi1
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by Floppsi1 »

Dear Support,

I think, I made a very big mistake and deactivated my USB support in the BIOS by accident.
Now when the Fitlet starts the BIOS is displayed, but I can not control it anymore.

Is there anyway how I can activate the USB support again in the BIOS.
Or is there any other way to reset the BIOS?

Thank you very mich for the help

Best Regards,
Floppsi

Topazy
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by Topazy »

Check wiki guide Fit-pc.
There alot information about it.
http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fitlet_BIOS_guide
There's everything you need.
Literally yesterday doing reset of bios. ;) Topazy.

Floppsi1
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by Floppsi1 »

Hello Topazy,

could you please give some meow information how you did it.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Floppsi
Topazy wrote:Check wiki guide Fit-pc.
There alot information about it.
http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fitlet_BIOS_guide
There's everything you need.
Literally yesterday doing reset of bios. ;) Topazy.

tibere86
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by tibere86 »

For me, the easiest way to reset the BIOS was to just open up the filet2, unplug the BIOS battery and plug it back in.

Floppsi1
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by Floppsi1 »

That's strange, I did disconnect the battery for a very long time but I still I can't use the USB ports anymore. The time did do a reset to the 2012-01-01. But else no reaction.
Just to make sure, that we talk about the same battery. At least I can only see one battery that is connected with a cable to the motherboard.
Thanks.

tibere86
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by tibere86 »

Floppsi1 wrote:That's strange, I did disconnect the battery for a very long time but I still I can't use the USB ports anymore. The time did do a reset to the 2012-01-01. But else no reaction.
Just to make sure, that we talk about the same battery. At least I can only see one battery that is connected with a cable to the motherboard.
Thanks.
Yes, that battery.
If as you said the time and date were reset to factory defaults, then your BIOS was successfully reset.

Floppsi1
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Re: How to reset the fitlet2 BIOS?

Post by Floppsi1 »

OK, thanks a lot.
In that case something else is wrong that no keyboard or USB stick is recognised at the USB ports.

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