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Does anybody have some advice before I call Lenovo?

After reading a thread like this, I'm afraid to call support. I don't want them to void the warranty.
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Blank-screen-after-Bios-Upgrade-on-X200/ta-p/...
I do part time computer repair and I ordered a C40-05 for a client. I was installing all the available updates from Lenovo, and the BIOS update bricked it. Black screen. No beeps. I've tried all the unplugging, button holding, remove the CMOS, etc. None of it has improved the situation. If Lenovo voids my warranty and I have to pay for a replacement, it's really gonna put a hurting on me. I'm a single dad and I don't have $600 to blow on a problem caused by a bad update from the same company that sold me the computer. I believe that when I buy something from someone, it's because I trust they'll make sure I have a good experience with their product or service...and now that the system is bricked, I feel like I can't trust them to take care of it. I guess we'll find out pretty soon. :/
This woman thinks I did something the wrong way and broke her brand new computer, and her home phone runs through it...so her phone has been down for 4 days. I def lost a customer, and I feel guilty for choosing a PC that broke on day 1. I've had a lot of good experience with Lenovos in the past, but I guess this phone call is gonna determine whether I stick with them or find a new supplier. Cross your fingers for me.

Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Does anybody have some advice before I call Lenovo? After reading a thread like this, I'm afraid to call support. I don't want them to void the warranty.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Blank-screen-after-Bios-Upgrade-on-X200/ta-p/...I do part time computer repair and I ordered a C40-05 for a client. I was installing all the available updates from Lenovo, and the BIOS update bricked it. Black screen. No beeps. I've tried all the unplugging, button holding, remove the CMOS, etc. None of it has improved the situation. If Lenovo voids my warranty and I have to pay for a replacement, it's really gonna put a hurting on me. I'm a single dad and I don't have $600 to blow on a problem caused by a bad update from the same company that sold me the computer. I believe that when I buy something from someone, it's because I trust they'll make sure I have a good experience with their product or service...and now that the system is bricked, I feel like I can't trust them to take care of it. I guess we'll find out pretty soon. :/This woman thinks I did something the wrong way and broke her brand new computer, and her home phone runs through it...so her phone has been down for 4 days. I def lost a customer, and I feel guilty for choosing a PC that broke on day 1. I've had a lot of good experience with Lenovos in the past, but I guess this phone call is gonna determine whether I stick with them or find a new supplier. Cross your fingers for me. 

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I have Lenovo Yoga 13 just bought it. I saw the latest bios is 2.02 but i read of some issues which has me afraid. 1. In the readme its says under known issues. It says after bios flash , system will autoload bios default. This worries me. 2. I read people computer went into a boot loop I worked in IT for 8 years. BIOS updates make me very nervous  

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i tried to update my bios on my laptop i got for christmas and now it wont boot. i had a feeling that something wrong would happen, and something did. i tried the windows + b key method but after about 30-60 seconds, the num lock and caps lock keys blink. am i doing this right and should i leave the laptop alone? any solutions?

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how many blinks you have from caps lock?

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Hi, So I have an old ENVY 15-3000 that I was performing a BIOS update on a few days ago. The SSD in it isn't the factory original OEM one so there isn't an HP_TOOLS partition. So after the update ran inside Windows, it rebooted and is now in a bricked state. The caps lock light is flashing, and the airplane mode key is solid orange. Following HPs instructions on how to make a BIOS recovery USB stick, I have found that the installer files HP provides for this model are outdated and do not have the capability to make a recovery USB drive. Is there anything I can do about this or is it just bricked for good? Thanks,Rashed.

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I have recently updated My laptop (HP Probook 450 G3 Notebook) and after first restart, the machine shows HP logo and then (Powe Led Switch off) and restarts, earlier version was 1.05 which from the upgrade switched to 1.05. I have tried combination keys method windows key+ B button, also made a recovery Flash drive from the latest BIOS, but no luck.

A:BIOS Update Bricked

I also tried to find out the version installed in the machine which was 1.05 which may have helped, but on HP site there is only 1.10 version available.

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Well I mistakenly decided to try updating the BIOS on the Stick 300 before I was going to try slapping x64 Windows 10 on there.....and it bricked spectacularly, using the EFI USB method.  Found these forums and I have the same behavior as others, blue light on for a bit, flash flash activity on attached usb memory stick, blue light off, and it repeats, zero HDMI output to the monitor at any point. I cannot find a way to ask Lenovo about a repair option.  I would like to talk or email someone about sending it in to be addressed for a certain price type of deal. It is out of warranty, which I find strange that the warranty is so short on this product, and that seems to make it about impossible to contact support. Anyone know of a way to get their attention to get replies?

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Hi everyone, I have a Yoga 720 model 80X6002JUS. I recently downloaded the new BIOS that was posted yesterday (April 3, 2018) 1YCN30WW(V1.07).  When I ran it, it said it was older than the version I was running. I was on version 2.05 or 2.06. I figured it was just labeled incorrectly, so I went to my BIOS and allowed older versions to be installed. I ran it, and now my computer is "bricked". The power button light turns on, I can turn the keyboard backlight on and off with fn+space, but nothing shows up on the screen. I can't get to the BIOS or picking a boot method to re-install Windows.  Is there any master way to reflash a BIOS? I can send the laptop in for repair, but would prefer to try and reflash it myself.  Worst case, does anyone know the best way for me to plug the SSD into a different computer to take off my personal stuff before I send it in? I have Intel® SSD 600p Series which has a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 interface. I checked Amazon and I don't see any USB enclosures that will fit that. Note to Lenovo: I would consider taking the new (or old?) BIOS offline if this happened to anyone else.  Thank you for any help you guys can provide 

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Earlier today I downloaded BIOS_Acer_1.11_A_A.zip from Acer's web site and ran the TMBI0111.exe executable it contained.My laptop rebooted as expected and the flashing process ran to completion (100%).It rebooted again but remained stuck at the Acer boot logo (without the dancing dots).Now the laptop won't boot at all. If I switch the machine off, then on, the same thing happens: stuck at Acer boot logo. I cannot enter the setup utility (F2) either.Note that the machine still reboots when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and the keyboard illumination command (Fn-F9) still works.Any idea?

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After finished bios update downloaded from: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/pl/pl/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/LENOVO-B-SERIES-LAPTOPS/LENOVO-B540...laptop rebooted and then my screen went black, only power led was on.I wrote ticket on this issue but nobody responded. I contacted with support via chat, but he wasn't able to help me.

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Simpy put I went to update the bios on my notebook as I have previously without incident.  Well this time the update downloaded, installed and powered down Windows Vista 64bit SP1.  After that nothing! The power lights come on but that is it.  No HP Screen, No MSFT Screen no nothing.  I honestly think this is a bios update caused by HP's own update. This is the update I installed: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-67379-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&...   Long story short HP online chat support was very helpful and will be sending me a prepaid next day air box to ship at their expense to fix this problem.  Any comments are welcome but I strongly recommend anyone with this notebook not install this update!!! I already took out the battery, unseated the ram and the like with no results.  I sure hope they can fix this.  




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A:DV4-1120us bricked by HP's own Bios update

lordvader311, several of us already bricked our dv4s with HP latest bios update but you can fix it yourself in just a few minutes as followsBTW, the credit for this goes to PONGSTER who told us all about it.....  Edit Note: I've edited the steps for dv4-1140GO users. By the way, the 1125nr, 1140go and the CQ45 seem to share the same board, as they use the exact same BIOS Flashing application.  This bodes well for all of you who need to get theire dv4 fixed, instead of sending it in for repairs.  Remember, if you messed up your BIOS, sending it in for repairs is not the only solution, as I found out, after researching on all possible solutions.  Follow these steps before sending anything in for repairs  I have a dv4-1125nr.  I'm not sure this will help, but you may as well try it out before sending yours in for repair.  I fixed my messed BIOS update by following the exact steps I'm going to outline here.  There is hope, and you don't need to have your Motherboard replaced.  Simply follow the instructions and you should be typing on your dv4 again in no time.  It took me about 10 minutes, tops, to get all this done. Here we go: Okay... here are the exact steps I took to get my dv4 back in working condition after a failed BIOS update using HP's buggy update (I just had to repeat what we all already know... ) I have merely cut and paste 0.0's steps, so all credit goes to him and the genius over at the Acer sect... Read more

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Downloaded the HP software assistant and it suggested an urgent update to BIOS 3.6. I get splash screen but when I press F10 for setup, it hangs after putting "SETUP" down in the lower right hand corner. F9 shows "BOOT" in lower right hand corner.Discovered the "crisis recovery" jumper and tried 3.57 off a thumb drive. Same thing...  My recollection is that it had 3.04 on it, but can't be sure. Can't find any earlier BIOS than 3.57 to try.  

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All I wanted was to update the graphics drivers (ATI), but for some reason that required that the BIOS be updated to 2.04 or higher. SoI updated the BIOS to 2.26 using the windows utility, everything appeared to work correctly and it said time to reboot. When I rebooted the system, the POST screen came up and the fan went to full tilt and it just stayed like that. With a sinking feeling in my stomach, I sat and watched it for 10 min. but nothing happened. The system was completely unresponsive to any input, including the power button and I eventually pulled the plug and then the battery to shut it down. When I plugged it back in... nothing. Not even the AC power LED comes on when it's plugged in. If I press the power button, the CD drive initializes, the HD spins up, and after awhile it gets quite warm to the touch, so I guess the CPU is getting power although the fan isn't working which makes me nervous. Is there any hope? Should I spend the money to buy a USB floppy and try the boot-block recovery method (already tried a few times with a USB key and nothing happened) or should I just put that towards a new motherboard?

A:Z61m bricked by BIOS update

A floppy drive is necessary piece of equipment for anyone who plans on using Windows since you'll encounter issues which may require a floppy utility to solve. If you're fluent in removing the palm rest, it is worth disconnecting the battery to ensure BIOS is flushed and reatttempting normal boot before continuing recovery techniques, if you determine your BIOS is still truly smoked and if you haven't become completely disgusted with the Z6x, you can buy them preowned used from IBM.com for about $350 and just like buying a certified pre owned Lexus and it includes a seven day no questions asked "I just don't like its face" return warranty and a 90 day warranty just as good as the new systems warranty.  That warranty is upgradeable and it will include the latest BIOS and software updates including your latest video driver that got you into the mess.




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Hi all, Need help on my Lenovo G40-70 that I've just bought 6 months ago where I accidently bricked the laptop after BIOS update. It seems during the BIOS updating process it when well but after 2nd reboot there's some message on the screen that the BIOS failed to update factory setting and it freeze on the message for quiet sometimes. After a long wait I decided to long press Start button for hard reboot. Then the scary part comes in where it seems the laptop can't longer shows the Lenovo logo & cannot even boot to Windows, just black screen. Hope anyone can help me on this and give some advice on what I'm going to do. I would like to tried myself first before ending up with warranty claim since I'm worried I've brick the warranty due to wrong BIOS update procedure....











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A:Lenovo G40-70 Bricked by BIOS Update

hi mahdhir2005,
 
Im sorry to hear that.
 
  I would suggest you call the Lenovo Technical Team regarding the Issue. If it is the BIOS that's causing the issue then there maybe no source or option to have it fixed without they're help or service.
 
  If the BIOS software you downloaded was from a legit Lenovo Site and correct model, then I think It will be ok to Just report them what happened and ask for possible option.
 
Hope this helped
Thanks!
 
 




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Here is a method that worked to rescue a HDX18 laptop running an Insyde BIOS. Download the latest BIOS for this model.  ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51501-52000/sp51618.exe Save it to the desk top and use 7-Zip to "Extract Files, when you open it you will find a file by the name of 3610F34.fd Rename that file to 3610.BIN (I used capitols) Grab a USB flash drive 2 GB or smaller and it should automatically be formatted with FAT32, when it's done copy and paste your newly named BIOS file on to the flash drive, safely eject the drive from your computer. (do not just pull it out from the USB port)  On my Bricked HDX18.   Remove the battery and adapter and hold down the power button for 30 seconds to do a hard reset.  Plug in the flash drive in one of the left USB ports, hold down the "Windows"+"B" key and while your holding it down plug in the adapter.   Boot up and the laptop should start to beep and read the flash drive, release the keys and when finished the laptop will shut down. Leave it sit for 3 minutes and boot to Windows.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This method did not work on my dv8, nor did it work here for mrtranmsb :  http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-systems-and/Please-help-recovery-Bios-HP-DV4-1326TX/... Read more

A:Bricked Machine After BIOS Update

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Hi everyoneA update to my bios rendered my brand new laptop unusable so my bios data now is corrupted.I had previous worked bios version 1.14 then i installed the latest bios update v1.15a using bios update option through ethernet cableThen my laptop now blinks caps lock 8 time then i hit esc+arrowup+arrowdown then it blinks 2 times which means it cannot get a recovery bios image.I also tried hard reset or usb + win+b but it's not working.I also have to mention that i deleted HP_TOOLS partiotion before this happen. I tried to make the recovery usb but it's not loading it i see no led bilnk on usb stick so no usb activity. I also see a short blink of a hdd drive led when i push the power button before i see the two blinks. I don't know if this is kid of a sign for init of the  HP Sure Start Embedded Controller (EC) or it really tries to read the ssdI read all about surestart technology which resides inside EC flash chip.However since my EC chip is still working. I assume that usb recovery is broken or missing from EC firmware and since i deleted my recovery partition from my ssd drive i assume maybe EC is still looking for some files on the ssd? Am i right? I'm also asking this because i already read on other threads that after people see 2 caps blinks and win+b not working they usually end replacing the laptop's mainboard on warranty. I also called HP in my country and they told me the same. So since SureStart handles such a thing NOT for this to happ... Read more

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Hello,  I got an update from lenovo system update and I accepted the update. After the reboot, it went into the bios and I just selected "exit without saving". Then everything's dead now. The computer powers on, but it doesn't even show the Lenovo logo. When I try to go into the bios with that small button, the same thing happens. Is there anyway to recover the bios with a flash drive somehow? I found an instruction to recover the bios using the USB drive, but it needed a BIOS.PWH file which I don't know how to get for Lenovo Z510.  PLEASE HELP ME! I'm freaked out   

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Hi all.

Just received my new Precision 7520. Proceed to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 with no problems. Then update system fom Windows update with no problems, but the updtae bios from Dell downloads to the new version 1.1.2 and now the laptop doesn't boot.
If I press power button, it lits but system doesn't boot, and after several seconds it power off itself. No Dell logo on screen, nothing.
I've unplugged/plugged again CMOS battery to reset BIOS defaults but the problem persist. Any suggestions?

Just 30 minutes with this laptop and now I have a brick.

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Downloaded the 1ECN33WW(V5.07x64).exe file directly from the Y550 driver page and proceeded to run the installation-this froze my computer.  Upon reboot, I am left with a completely black screen and suspect that the BIOS is corrupted. Doing some research, I see that many people have experienced this problem.  In short, I need the bios.wph file to run the recovery on this page: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/td-p/332989 Please advise.  

A:Bricked Y550 installing BIOS update

I have tried to discharge static, replacing with a different HDD, and reinstalling the RAM.Froze on this screen: 

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The firmware update proceeded as expected.  All programs were shut down.  Power plugged in.  Blue bar went all the way across.  It informed me that it would now reboot.  Screen went to shut-down type background and then black as it usually does when booting.  Then it doesn't boot.  Nothing on the screen.  Fan is runnning. Power light and amber light on the f12 key are on.  Left it sit that way for 10 minutes, just in case.  Won't respond to ctrl-alt-del or power button.  Had to hold down the power button to turn off.  Won't respond to any function keys held down during boot.

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Hello Today y made a BIOS Update in windows 7 (64) from 3.06 to 3.90.The Update Process freeze at end  and only Power Cycle possible (Waited 15min.) Now when power Up only noise from Fan and Black Screen.CD rom blink  (like he search somthing) Called HP Support... and what Surprise... Support ended 1 month before... I asked for Help in Bios Crisis Recovery procedure...And the nice woman told me that only can buy a New Motherboard. Can anybody Help Me Please ? Is there really no recovery procedure ? Please ? 

A:Z820 Bricked Bios after Firmware update

Hi: If you run the BIOS file again (on another PC), the intruction page opens and you can try this...I'd burn the DOS based flash files on a CD, since the DVD drive may be looking for a CD to recover from, but according to the instructions below, you can use a USB flash drive (formatted in the FTA 32 files system, not NTFS). Just put the files inside the folder on the CD, not the folder. Fail-safe BootBlock Recovery ModeHP Workstations include 64 KB of write-protected boot block ROM that provides a way to recover from a failed update of the system BIOS ROM, for instance in the event of a power loss.  Fail-safe BootBlock Recovery Mode will detect that the BIOS is unusable and boot the workstation in a recovery mode and search the root folder of any FAT/FAT32 file system on any USB media source (hard drive, flash drive, etc.) for a compatible binary image. The binary (.bin) file in the DOS Flash folder should be copied to the root of the desired storage device, and the system powered on. Once the binary image is located, the BIOS recovery process will be attempted. The automatic recovery will continue until the BIOS is successfully updated or restored.    

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My sister asked me to update her laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-16N; Part number PSC0ME-01S00SEN) from Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 8 (64-bit).
So I did.

Then I went to Toshiba's UK website to check if there were any drivers I needed to install for Windows 8. The only one was a BIOS update (to BIOS v1.70). I have no idea what the previous BIOS version number was.

So I run the update application within Windows 8. Phoenix Technologies WinPhlash starts and then halfway through the update, the whole thing freezes.

The trackpad wouldn't move the cursor or anything. I had no option but to unplug the laptop from the wall and remove the battery. The laptop is not under warranty.

Of course, now it won't turn on. It beeps once when I press the power button, but the system doesn't turn on. A couple of minutes later, it sounds one long beep then two short beeps. It then keeps repeating this "one long beep, two short beeps" sequence every couple of minutes.

I have Googled and read website after blog after forum post, but nothing works. The links to the software suggested on these websites/blogs/forums are usually dead, so I cannot try what they suggest.

The most common solution is the Phoenix Crisis Recovery Tool. I have managed to download v1.0.0.4 which is supposed to enable me to make a bootable USB key. The version of this tool that I have downloaded is meant to be for a Lenovo ThinkPad X200. I have the correct BIOS.rom for the Satelli... Read more

A:Satellite Pro C660 bricked by BIOS update that failed

Take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=59637

Maybe the last comment from user *gansell1980* could help you.
Otherwise you need help from Toshiba authorized service provider in case to reflash the BIOS ROM module.

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Hi, I bricked my laptop but have gotten far enough to short the pins, remove the CMOS battery, and disconnect the system's battery - downloaded the old BIOS and extracted it to a FAT 32 USB drive, but I can't find the right key combo to get the laptop to boot into a BIOS recovery state. Any help at this point would be great - it's under waranty and Alienware is sending me a new one, but I leave the country really soon and have nothing better to fixate on. Thanks in advance,

A:Bricked my 13r3 Kaby Lake via BIOS update

I found something that might help you.  Try this page and see if it can help you. 

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Hi, I have a new Lenovo ideapad 120s which came with Windows 10. My daughter got a popup for a bios update and clicked without knowing what it was. After the bios update the screen is dark after reboot so I suspect the computer is now bricked. I found a tutorial for resetting the bios by disconnecting the battery, but that didn't work. I was wondering if this model has a way of overwriting the bios via usb (I've seen descriptions of such a solution for other Lenovo models)? Full name / model: Lenovo ideapad 120S-14IAPModel name: 81A5

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Having problems such as frequent mouse disconnections (a wired one) and frozen sessions I decided to look if there was any update to my model's BIOS and indeed there was one.I downloaded the .exe from Dell.com, then run and followed the instructions. Suddenly, while the program was deleting old BIOS, the screen went black and the computer showed it was still on. I left it 5-6 hours at that state, but nothing happened. I pressed the button once, twice, hold it for a while, but nothing, it was still on. Later I decided to unplug it from power, and when the battery died, I turned it on again. However, nothing happens and there is a whistle warning me that there is no BIOS (I guess).
What can I do? Is it possible to flash a BIOS again, or should I buy a new motherboard (or system board)?A guy at a random service spot told me it is possible to flash BIOS again without buying a new motherboard, but I am not sure about this.

A:Bios Update Bricked my Dell Inspiron N5010

It is possible to have the BIOS chip externally flashed -- or the board replaced.  The former will likely cost less, though you're probably looking at a minimum of $150 in labor for the procedure -- which appears to be on the order of twice what the system is worth on the used market.
You may be better off upgrading a new(er) system rather than repairing this old one - or buying a complete working used system and transferring over the mainboard to yours.

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Having problems such as frequent mouse disconnections (a wired one) and frozen sessions I decided to look if there was any update to my model's BIOS and indeed there was one.I downloaded the .exe from Dell.com, then run and followed the instructions. Suddenly, while the program was deleting old BIOS, the screen went black and the computer showed it was still on. I left it 5-6 hours at that state, but nothing happened. I pressed the button once, twice, hold it for a while, but nothing, it was still on. Later I decided to unplug it from power, and when the battery died, I turned it on again. However, nothing happens and there is a whistle warning me that there is no BIOS (I guess).
What can I do? Is it possible to flash a BIOS again, or should I buy a new motherboard (or system board)?A guy at a random service spot told me it is possible to flash BIOS again without buying a new motherboard, but I am not sure about this.

A:Bios Update Bricked my Dell Inspiron N5010

BTW: Have you read this, which is specifically about the N5010:
www.linkedin.com/.../solved-recover-dell-inspiron-laptop-corrupted-bios-how-roland-ihasz
I noticed those instructions don't tell you to reinstall the motherboard battery, but you should do that at the end, assuming the method solves the problem.
If you want to try this, do it after you try clearing BIOS by pulling the motherboard battery, as I outlined above.  
And you follow that other guy's method to re-flash BIOS entirely at your own risk!

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Hi, i?ve update the laptop to te latest BIOS version due to the latest Intel amt bug.After the restart it showed the progress and finished it.An auto-restart was initiated and the screen stayed black. The system would not boot anymore in the normal way.After reading on the internet keeping the [Fn]-B pressed during boot and cycling power again (keeping the keys pressed) it boots windows normaly.The fault is in the startup of the computer during the 'boot-loader' I think.After that its possible just to boot and enter the BIOS-menu. Is there a way to restore the boot to normal functionality ? Some things I als tried;- Used wincrisis restore process with BIOS.WPHhttps://www.bios-mods.com/bios-recovery/phoenix-bios-recovery/I?ve managed to downloaded the BIOS but it?s a multi file bios, think that the wincrisis-fix won?t work because of that.- Reflashed the bios, initiating from windows. Regards, Arno

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I was having some minor problems with the laptop so i decided to update the bios. Ive downloaded the bios udpate from my laptop's official page, followed the instructions under windows, everything completed as usual, no errors at all. The laptop booted into windows again so i went to sleep. In the morning i tried turning it on but nothing. Both of the leds were flashing for a second only when i was holding the power button for like 10sec. The display wasnt turning on, the fans werent spinning etc.I tried reseting the CMOS battery, also tried removing the ram, battery and the hdd. Same result. The laptop is not under warranty. So what should I do?Why does that happen even if i have followed all the instructions? 

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hi please i need a bios recovery for my acer aspire 5920g bricked after bad flashmy laptop wont boot anymore  i did not find a way to reflash it under dosif u hava any solution please help sorry for myd englishSpoiler (Highlight to read)  

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Hello All, I've had my Lenovo M29p Tiny for a few months, I have it in our camper, and it doesn't get a lot of use. I was advised by the Lenovo Software that I needed to update my Bios, when I came back to the machine a couple hours later, it was turned on but without display.  I forced rebooted it, and the power LED comes on and the disk activity blinks, but theres no activity on the monitor. No beep, no post, no logo, nothing. Fan comes on, LEDs, and thats it.I tried power cycling the bios, removing battery, both VGA and Display Port cables, and the steps listed here:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077504Does anyone have any recovery tips?Thanks.

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Hello, I am downloading Redstone Bios update for my laptop 2NCN41WW and when first attempt UEFI flashind the InsydeH2O EFI flasher return "Secure Flash. Error: Firmware update failed!!!". However I am trying the second attempt to flash UEFI with Legacy support boot mode and the InsydeH2O flasher update UEFI succsess. But after reboot laptop didn't boot. How I can unbrick my laptop? Crisis mode?

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Hi -- on an Inspiron 15R 5521, on Widows 8, I wanted to do a reinstallation of Windows. Ran into difficulty getting that to work, so went to Drivers & Downloads. It suggested a Bios update. I downloaded and ran it. It said the current BIOS version was A06 and it would update to A14. It got 25% of the way into the Update, and failed.I left it on for a few hours in the stupid, vain hope it would somehow spring back to life by itself. Eventually disconnected power, removed the battery, reinstalled both and tried to reboot. No boot, nothing on the screen. From what I can find, this model does not support BIOS recovery. Is there some other way to re-update the BIOS? This is extremely frustrating -- I was just trying to go back to a clean OS install before selling it -- now Dell's software has provided me with an unsellable brick!

A:Inspiron 5521 BIOS update failed; laptop bricked?

Hi zlsmith,
Do you feel the fan spinning? Can you try to boot into BIOS <F2> or diagnostics <F12>?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can check on this for you.

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Hello Lenovo Experts! Brand new L380 Yoga requested BIOS update after the first reboot. It seems it did not complete the procedure properly, possibly because it happened in midst of W10 update cycle. After seeing BIOS flashing messages during boot it turned off and that was the last of it. Now, when i power it up it only makes funky short beeps, that can be repeated with the Fn key. Lenovo diagnostics app is unable to decode them properly. Screen does not turn on. Only FnLock  and keyboard illumination seems to function. Besides that the laptop is reduced to a sad instrument capable of playing one not so catchy tune... I'll add a capture of it to the message for your enjoyment. I would like to know if this model has a failsafe to reimage bios or is my only option to have the system board replaced through the warranty service.

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 I have had a y510p for 3 years now and have had numerous problems with it. Having replaced it I decided to use it as a desktop (Screen broke and I just use it connected to a monitor). I wanted to backflash my bios to an earlier verson (from 3.08 to 2.07) and backed up my bios on a bootable USB. The bios backflash was somewhat successful (could get into BIOS and showed that 2.07 was installed) But the screen kept flashing off and on (black background, no image displayed aside from the lenovo splash screen for about .1 of a second). I then tried re-installing my bios from the USB but the machine turned off soon as it started despite being plugged into the wall with no other outlets used and having full charge on the battery.After that, the laptop would start but no image would be displayed (keyboard light would remain on). I got desperate and flashed and attempted to flash crisis BIOS per this guide http://blog.jimsjump.com/2016/02/07/lenovo-y510p-v305-b... and after a minutes of constant beeping the laptop turned off. Now when I try turning it on, it quickly turns off and on about 3 times before starting. The keyboard lights up, the fans spin for up to 30 seconds and then the machine turns off and the cycle repeats indefinitely. I'm 100% sure It's bricked to death now, I was just wondering if there was anything else I could try? I can't even get into BIOS anymore. I was contemplating purchasing new bios chips and re-soldering them, What are your opinions guys?

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hi,my laptop when turned on only until the logo acer .. in wait for an hour remain so. regulatory sign bios can not (hit F2).then I pull the battery for 1-5 minutes, after it emerged selection UEFI mode or legacy, then I select UEFI.and reboot the computer is off. Only a black screen. No logo, it is impossible to hit F2 or whatever. but connected via hdmi using existing computer monitor acer logo then no hdd bootable, in continued use an external keyboard also could not hit F2. aspire es1-131how to fix this ??Thanks in advance.  

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

Quotes from our greatest Acer Techie Blayn:"If it won't boot past a black screen, most likely the system requires repair service. We would suggest contacting technical support in your region for further assistance with this issue. Acer Service and Support"Source: http://community.acer.com/t5/E-and-M-Series-Laptops/acer-aspire-E1-521-0694-bios-flash-failure/m-p/4... Good luck! 



First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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Hi,I just updated the bios in my aspire es1-131 from 1.11 to 1.17. All seemed to be progressing OK, but after finalization (100%) and reboot the computer is dead. Just a black screen. No logo, not possible to hit F2 or anything. Isvthere any way to fix this?? Or is it totally bricked?Thanks in advance.

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

tama41,
 
Hopefully you made a backup of your BIOS before you updated it, that way you can restore it back. If not, there are ways to fix it (crisis BIOS recovery) or you can contact Acer technical support in your area for options.

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Hi,I just updated the bios in my aspire es1-131 from 1.11 to 1.17. All seemed to be progressing OK, but after finalization (100%) and reboot the computer is dead. Just a black screen. No logo, not possible to hit F2 or anything. Isvthere any way to fix this?? Or is it totally bricked?Thanks in advance.

A:Aspire es1-131 bios v1.17 bricked!?

tama41,
 
Hopefully you made a backup of your BIOS before you updated it, that way you can restore it back. If not, there are ways to fix it (crisis BIOS recovery) or you can contact Acer technical support in your area for options.

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Hi, I went to microsoft, and got the security updates, and also there was an update for my driver called ADMtek Incorporated...network software update released on 10/25/2001..............why didn't my updates ever tell me I needed this before now...I am scared to do the update....any help appreciated
 

A:Afraid to put in driver update

I personally am not a fan of the newly revamped windows update. It failed to see that I needed to download SP1 (hell, it didnt recommend sp2 as a result). I also was offered that AMD driver. I installed it for the hell of it and nothing went wrong, so dont worry. It said it was an update for duron processors I think (something I dont even have)
 

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Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
:My thoughts: I thought that it might be the graphics card that had some kind of error on start up, so I just turned it off and on again. Then it ran like it used to.

- A few hours later the laptop had these random freezes, which made "Force-shutdown" the only possible way of rebooting.
:My thoughts: I thought that this was perhaps a virus, but I never got the chance to run our Anti-virus (Kaspersky Antivirus PRO)

- Now (two days later), when she/I tries/try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens... The laptop powers on, but doesn't actually run the HDD, or even the motherboard for that matter (Doesn't run the BIOS).
:My thoughts: I noticed that the only light that's on, is the power-light, (The HDD doesn't even blink). I also noticed that the screen doesn't even turn on, but the fans actually run (Most likely because the laptop is powered on)

So I can imagine that the motherboard is dead, and in these couple of days, it's shown me that this is it's last days to live.

But before I rip it apart and save the value parts, and scrap the rest, I would like to ask you guys for your opinion.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance xD

A:Computer doesn't even turn on BIOS! Afraid motherboard is dead!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by suuunly


Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
:My thoughts: I thought that it might be the graphics card that had some kind of error on start up, so I just turned it off and on again. Then it ran like it used to.

- A few hours later the laptop had these random freezes, which made "Force-shutdown" the only possible way of rebooting.
:My thoughts: I thought that this was perhaps a virus, but I never got the chance to run our Anti-virus (Kaspersky Antivirus PRO)

- Now (two days later), when she/I tries/try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens... The laptop powers on, but doesn't actually run the HDD, or even the motherboard for that matter (Doesn't run the BIOS).
:My thoughts: I noticed that the only light that's on, is the power-light, (The HDD doesn't even blink). I also noticed that the screen doesn't even turn on, but the fans actually run (Most likely because the laptop is powered on)

So I can imagine that the motherboard is dead, and in these couple of days, it's shown me that this is it's last days to live.

But before I rip it apart and save the value parts, and scrap the rest, I would like to ask you guys for your opinion.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance xD


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Hi guys,

I'm using an Acer TMP453-M notebook (Intel i5 + 4GB Ram). I tried flashing a modded BIOS (from bios-mods.com) but something went wrong. Now my PC won't start-up:

-Power LED blinks blue regularly
-Fan struggles to start every-now-and then (but keeps attempting
-No beeps heard
-Screen is lifeless

(all these were noted when only the AC cord was connected. I haven't put the battery back on)

Can someone please offer me a solution to this problem? Any input will be mightily appreciated.
 

A:Bad bios flash resulted in bricked PC

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Team, I'm the happy owner of an Ideapad 100-15IBY that perfectly does the job. Unfortunately, Windows 10 decided to download tons of upgrades/updates that completely put my PC on the knees. I had a very bad reaction: while I had the Lenovo logo on the screen and it's turning wheel with the "upgrading XX%..." message (so during BIOS load, it seems) and I switched the PC off. Since then, no boot, no access even to BIOS and the screen stays black. Even the Lenovo logo doesn't appear anymore. I dismounted the laptop, removed the battery, removed the CMOS battery and reformatted the hard drive (Seagate 500GB) completely: nothing changed. I suspect that there is no electronic issue, only the BIOS is corrupted or vanished. I read the hardware manual but didn't find a mean to reinitialize the BIOS (any jumper on the motherboard? I didn't dismounted it yet). Where could I find a working BIOS to reflash it? What is the sequence to force a BIOS reflash? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Comp Information:

HP Pavilion Dv6z-1100se Artist Edition Notebook (2009)
AMD Processor Duel Core
Windows 7 64-bit

About 5 days ago I started up my computer in the morning and everything was working fine. I shut down the laptop, packed it up and took a 3 hour car ride back to my place. I go to start it up when I get back and this is what I experience:

-system lights turn on and fans turn on
-screen stays blank
-2 blinks from numlock & capslock

I leave the computer to sit for a day while plugged in and it miraculously worked the next day. 2 days later, the comp regresses back to the symptoms above, and letting it sit is not going to fix it this time.

Internet sources tell me that I have a corrupted bios, so while I was searching for manual ways to flash the bios, I was referred to the following two pages for fixing Insyde BIOS's:

Undocumented INSYDE BIOS recovery method.-Use andy's tool to obtain possible names....

and

Bricked HP HDX 9430 after BIOS update...

Thus far I've attempted to flash the bios twice with no success. I have no access to my bios so I can't retrieve a number to rename the files, not to mention I can't even find the .bin or .sig files when I extract the .exe. I feel helpless and I'm too broke to get it fixed not under warrenty.

Is there another way to fix this issue? Is it software or hardware related? Am I better off just taking out my hard-drive and putting it in another computer? Is there a jumper o... Read more

A:Dv6 Semi-bricked, Corrupted BIOS

Does the screen stay blank throughout all of this? If you get anything on the screen, is there an error or message?

If the screen stay blank throughout but you see lights for processor and HD then check that it's cable is secure and has not come unplugged. To do this you'll need to google the schematics for your model, or how to disassemble or replace the screen. There are now videos via google for almost every model and operation.

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Hello, everyone. It turns out that the BIOS of my Lenovo IdeaPad Z475 laptop has been bricked. When I turn it on, it stays on for about 7 seconds with the black screen, not even the LCD backlit is turned on, after 7 seconds the backlit is turned on, but the screen is still black, after 3 seconds a white line flashes at the top left, and after 1 second the screen turns black again with the backlit on. I don't know if I'm making myself clear. The Lenovo logo doesn't even appear. I also don't know why the BIOS has been bricked. I've read that Phoenix firmwares have a hidden feature that automatically installs a BIOS firmware file from USB, but I don't know how to do this. Greetings.

A:BRICKED BIOS (IdeaPad Z475)

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that I took apart the computer and removed the CMOS battery for a few minutes and then I put it back on. I also tried to identify the BIOS chip, I think this is it, but I'm not sure. I googled the model and I found that is it a "Serial Flash Memory" chip.

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Hi folks,

I have an ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe mobo. I decided to update from bios version 1102 to the latest (1302 or something like that). For some damn reason, when I started flashing the bios using ASUSUpdate, the computer froze while erasing the EEPROM information. After waiting 15 minutes, I became convinced that the machine crashed while flashing, and I restarted, and as expected, there's no bios, so the machine does not post.

Does anyone have any home solutions to fix this particular problem, or is my only option to send the motherboard back to ASUS?

Thanks, and have a Happy New Year.
 

A:Help! Bad Bios Flash...Mobo Bricked?

BIOS Auto-Recovery Tool
http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?no=191&SLanguage=en-us
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

can you a url address for get file into usb flash drive and i can get this machine working again so i cant afford get new motherboard they are too expeveive  i want to recover this machine from bricked  can you help me out thank!










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A:lenovo c460 all in one touchscreen bios bricked

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop/IMJY17USA.EXEhope you get it sorted

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