'just found this forum 2 days ago and wanted to say thanks to all for your most valuable info.
I need your help; I purchased my Gateway M675 Notebook online at a refurbished item outlet. It arrived without the driver & utility CD, which hasn't really been missed until today when I downloaded the latest BIOS update for my laptop only to discover that apparently it can't be installed without Gateway's version of the WinPhlash utility. I looked high & low online for a download source, but everything I found pointed only to the M675 CD as the WinPhlash source. Just got off of Live Chat with Gateway tech support & they tell me that they can provide neither the file nor a replacement CD (go figure)
, that I must get it from the original owner. Can anyone point me to a download URL? Thanks much.
As a bit of payback in advance, I can verify the link provided by one of this forum's contributors several pages back as a memory source to be good. Here it is in plain English:http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?...model_id=-3849
Their current price for 512MB of DDR PC3200 is $116.99 which incl. 2d Day Air, or get it overnight for $8 more. I purchased 2 sticks, overnight delivery, and they work like a charm (the site, 4AllMemory.com, incidentally, *guarantees* the memory to work with the M675).
Also, in trying to get back to this site tonite I stumbled onto a fresh M675 sub-forum with only 2 pages of info, all since August 4th or so. Find it at:http://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=33542
Anyway, a user there, hedman, found this good deal: "...purchased the following M675 system at my local SamsClub for $1493.00 plus tax yesterday....
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 3.0GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology
Memory: 512MB 400MHz DDR SDRAM (2-256MB module)
Hard Drive: 80GB hard drive
Extended Service Plan Including Limited Warranty: Portable Value Service Plan -- 1 year parts/labor/no on-site/1 year technical support
Optical Drive: Modular 2x DVD-R/-RW/CD-RW recorder"...(see thread for remainder of list, but nothing new)
hedman said his store had 9 of them, so it's worth checking around. Mfg date, interestingly, was March, so not sure where these have been holed up prior to that particular Sam's Cub picking them up. Most of us would upgrade a few things once we bought it, but there's nothing like instant gratification
Thanks in advance with any help in coming up with WinPhlash, or, even better, a copy of the utilities CD.