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BIOS v1.70 in my new Z83-4 Pro?!

Discussion in 'NEO Z83-4' started by Minimuck, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Minimuck

    Minimuck New Member


    I just started playing with this computer. I'm confused about the BIOS versions. Based on the pinned Forum posts it sounds like the latest BIOS is 1.66, but mine shows up as 1.70, assuming I'm reading it correctly. I have found no mention of a 1.70 here, but the search doesn't let me use "1.70" as the search text.

    Can somebody please clarify what the supported BIOS versions are for the Z83-4 Pro? Is mine an expected one or is something strange about what I received (from the Minix AliExpress store)?

    I'm having problems with the TF (SD) card, and am checking if a BIOS update might help. Yes, I have browsed the threads related to SD card problems. But I'd first like to be sure I'm running the best BIOS for my machine.

    Here is the BIOS screen.


    If I am indeed on a new BIOS, might there be a benefit to downgrading?

    If I downgrade can I back up the current BIOS somehow?

    Thanks in advance for any insight into this.

  2. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I'd stick with the BIOS you have.
    AFAIK the BIOS has now bearing on the SD card functionality.
    Minimuck likes this.
  3. Minimuck

    Minimuck New Member

    Good to know. Thanks Villa!
  4. bdmillan

    bdmillan New Member

    Hi Minimuck. Just so you don't feel alone ;) , I also have v1.70 on my recently acquired Z83-4. Yours is the first and only post I have found mentioning 1.7 as well.
  5. CptDobey

    CptDobey Member

    Any idea when the V1.70 will be released to everyone and what are the changes in it ?
  6. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

  7. CptDobey

    CptDobey Member

    I'm too paranoid to download an .EXE file from an unofficial source ;)
    I will wait until the official release.
    diqipib likes this.
  8. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I can download it from the same original MINIX source and make it available. But if you are prepared to wait...
  9. Leonell Dayao

    Leonell Dayao New Member

  10. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator