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Medion ERAZER P6679: How to update BIOS correctly?

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Medion ERAZER P6679: How to update BIOS correctly?

Hi folks. I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD for my laptop as I wanted to speed up the boot time of my OS and opening time of programmes. After installing it my laptop would not power on at all, the power button will light up but would cut out almost instantly and nothing would turn on. At the same time I had also installed a new HDD, so I checked to see what the problem was by removing the SSD and after doing so my laptop would turn on again without problems.

 

After doing some research I came across info that even if the motherboard supports certain hardware the BIOS may still need to be updated in order for that hardware to work properly. So I'm hoping that updating to a newer version of the BIOS will solve my issue with the SSD causing my laptop to stop turning on when installed.

 

I've downloaded the latest version of the BIOS that was available through the driver section @ https://www.medion.com/gb/service/start/_product.php?msn=30023186&gid=1 (update version 2.11) appropriate for my specific laptop. My main issues are that I'm unable to find any tutorial as to how to apply the update correctly to my specific laptop and I don't want to follow tutorials for similar models in case something goes wrong due to any differences and my system gets bricked; and to further complicate things I run Manjaro Linux instead of Windows, and I also can't find a tutorial on how to apply this update through Linux either.

 

So is there anyone who's updated the BIOS successfully on their ERAZER P6679 and who knows how to apply the update correctly while running Linux as their OS? Or if there's no one with such experience then is there a tutorial to follow using Windows instead?

 

I appreciate the help and I look forward to solving this issue.

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@SaxonCrusader

 

Thanks! yes i've re-ordered a new SSD myself to try this (I will post outcome on here when ive fitted it). 

 

I did also ask Medion support to confirm which types of M2 are compatable, response below...

 

Thank you for contacting us.

Only M.2 sata SSD will be compatible, you will not be able to use NVMe in this PC, although the M.2 port fit, then the two cannot talk with each other.
Which also would explain why your PC have problems with this drive in.

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hello, 

 

just an update for all. I have recieved my m2 sata ssd today and am experiencing the same issues as before with the nmve (black screen, fans running on full, won't boot up). 

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@aaronzo83

 

Did you try to boot from a Windows Install USB-Stick generated with the Media Creation Tool? But first remove the original SSD with the Windows-Installation.

 

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Hi @aaronzo83.

 

I thought I'd give it a try before posting again incase I ran into problems again, but I got myself a Crucial 500GB M.2 SSD and it works great on my laptop. My computer boots up fast and software opens up much faster than it did. Works great on Linux too.

 

Here's a link to Crucial's website. It links all the SSDs and RAM sticks that are compatible with our specific laptop model.

https://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Medion/erazer-p6679

 

If you just want the SSD I brought, here's the Amazon link for it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-CT500MX500SSD4-Internal-2280SS-x/dp/B077SQ8J1V

 

I don't know what SSD you have, but this one I'm using won't let you down.

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Hello, just seen your post and I was having similar troubles on my desktop, see if my solution helps.

https://community.medion.com/t5/ERAZER-Gaming/X5361-G-support-samsung-970evo-plus/m-p/76966#M199