You will be
presented with two modes: File Mode and Patch
is the safest method to use, since the update files have been verified
with the specific notebook model. The update program will
the current BIOS, then replace it with an updated BIOS file. This is the
recommended mode if available.
will update (or patch) the current BIOS. The update files have not been
verified with the specific BIOS version. The update
first make a backup of the current BIOS, then attempt to patch or rebuild
: The End
User Licensing Agreement is displayed. As with any type of BIOS update,
there is a potential risk of damage to the
the update program encounters a problem. Although the software has been
tested with default system configurations, there
is no way
that one can predict the exact software environment of the current system
the licensing agreement option and click the Accept agreement option,
then click the Update command, it will begin the update
restart your computer! Once the laptop has restarted, you should be able
to use the new battery properly.
succeed with the installation but the battery light is still blinking
rapidly after restart, simply power off the laptop. Remove the
reinsert it again, then power up the laptop. The rapid blinking light
should go away.
If you are
presented with the following error message, then a previous update attempt
has already been performed on this computer. Please
and then reinstall the original Sony BIOS back on the laptop before
continuing or you could possibly damage the current BIOS.
obtain the original Sony BIOS at Sonyís support site
and then choosing Software Drivers.
that you may encounter during installation:
the update under Windows 7 may require you to enable Administrator access.
Users of Windows 7 should follow these steps to enable
access before performing update.
click on "My Computer",
"Manage", Double click "Local users groups",
click "Administrator", then uncheck "Account is
confirming it, please restart the laptop and log in as the
"Administrator". Then follow the instructions above.
Battery Not Compatible Error Message
BIOS update installation, and you're still getting a pop-up error message
within Windows stating that "battery is not compatible", then
also need to disable Sony's battery check utility (Sony ISB Utility)
manually. To remove the Sony ISB utility follow these directions:
the battery from the laptop and power on the system with just the ac
the Start menu or command prompt run MSCONFIG.exe
machines, Windows will prompt you for permission to continue
System Configuration window, click the "Startup" tab and find
the item containing "ISBMgr.exe"
box for the "ISBMgr.exe"
"Ok" to save and accept the changes and restart the laptop
You may be
prompted on restart that Windows is running in selective mode. Just
uncheck the notification option on bottom right.
remove the software check that Sony has placed on laptops to prevent
third-party laptop batteries from being used and allow you to use
laptop battery. If you perform a Sony software update, you may need to
repeat this procedure.
receive an error message stating the update will not install or is not
compatible with your model. Unfortunately, you will not be able to
use a third
party battery until a newer update version is released to address the
newer Sony BIOS revisions.