Failed Bios Recovery 6930

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    Last night I tried to update the bios to 3238 but it froze on block 6. After a long wait i unplugged AC and battery to get it to turn off.

    While staying up to 3am trying to fix it i tried the crisis usb key and bios after about 20min i turned the laptop off again by pulling the AC and the battery.

    Know it wont even turn on. If i plug in the AC the AC light comes on but nothing happens all all. What can i do just to get it to turn back on to try recovery again.:mad: :confused:
     
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    This is a Phoenix BIOS, right?
     
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    6930-6067 is the full number. I believe it is a Phoenix bios but to be honest im not 100%.

    This is really sucking because i have flashed many other computers before and this is my first problem with flashing a Bios.

    But thanks for the help.
     
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    If it is Phoenix, then you need an USB floppy drive. A flash drive won't work - the BIOS requires the recovery media to be a 1.44MB floppy.
     
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    Ok so even if i did get a floppy usb and compress the file to make it 1.44 how do i get the computer to turn on so i can try it ?
     
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    First, you should not just compress the file - you need to make the crisis disk using the Wincris utility (make sure you enable the compression feature in Wincris). A hand-crafted recovery disk will never work with Phoenix BIOS.

    Once that is done, do the following:
    1. Disconnect the battery and the charger.
    2. Plug in the USB floppy drive, with the crisis disk inside.
    3. Press and hold Fn+Esc.
    4. Plug in the charger.
    5. Still holding Fn+Esc, press the power button. Fan should spin up.
    6. Release Fn+Esc and wait until the computer shuts down or reboots.
     
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    My machine's a 6930g and I needed a working recovery solution before I edited my bios.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/ace...achine-acer-aspire-9420-a-18.html#post6206077

    I use a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 2 gig USB Flash drive. There's a link at the bottom of that post that has the recovery files I used, you just need to add your BIOS.WPH

    Edit: Powering on with Fn+Esc will only work if your flash attempt didn't destroy you bios boot block.
     
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    Hmm. Apparently not all Phoenix BIOSes are as stubborn as the 5920G.

    (And it is even from the same ODM, Quanta.)
     
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