It seems there maybe a way to flash the BIOS using a method similar to the one in the Acer Section Unfortunately after flashing from ver F.04 to F.12 my notebook does not boot anymore, so how to flash? So far this is what I have observed, 1. Disconnect the AC adapter 2. Remove the battery 3. Insert the USB thumb drive 4. Hold down the keyboard windows key + 'B' 5. Connect the AC adapter 6. Turn on the notebook with the power button 7. When the power comes on, the touch pad LED is amber instead of white* 8. Let go of the keys on the keyboard. 9. After a few seconds the USB thumdrive is accessed by the notebook. 10. The notebook appears to scan the files on the notebook and while doing so beeps rather loudly. The more files on the thumbdrive, the more beeps there are. 11. It seems to be looking for something, but not finding it the notebook appears to recycle and try again. So I guess the question is what file is it looking for? I've tried the normal .FD file and changing names like BIOS.FD, INSYDE.FD even ICL50HW.FD plus a multitude of other names to no avail. Either it needs a special file name (probable), or this isn't fully implemented yet (unlikely), or the flash rescue system is also broken (maybe). Anyone have any ideas? Have tried asking via HP's online service but they were unable to help, will have to wait till Monday to use the land line.