How to reset the EC (Embedded Controller)

Author Svet on 22 April, 2011 | Print | Bookmark
DO NOT FLASH YOUR NOTEBOOK UNLESS YOU REALLY HAVE TO!!!!
Lots of people already had to RMA their laptop because of a badflash or wrong flash.
Be warned, do NOT flash because you want to....only if you really NEED to flash to fix something.

If do you flash a notebook BIOS, you must do the following AFTER the flash:

1. Turn notebook OFF with button, hold 4 seconds.
2. Remove recharge plug
3. Remove battery
4. Leave it like this for about 5 minutes.
5. Put everything back and power the laptop again.

The new BIOS should work properly now.
This procedure resets the Embedded Controller (EC), so best been done as described.
(MSI Europe informed me about the need for this procedure)


If you have been directed to this thread because you have been asked to perform a EC reset,
note that we're not asking you to flash your BIOS, just perform the EC reset.

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