in case you kill your phoenix bios: bios recovery methods

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  1. upsilon

    upsilon Newbie

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    zfactor Mastershake

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    try pressing the music note button and power button and the same time. so hit music not and very quickly after press power. now you may hear the fans spin up lights come on. did you? if so press power again quickly and see if it boots. lmk
     
  3. upsilon

    upsilon Newbie

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    This power & Music button thing is done after or before the flashing? I have tried this key combination you suggested but it is not yet booting up(I believe i did it right), the fans spins as well as the lights did come up . Is the rom in the bios-20070913164617 folder i ll use or the roms inside the flashBIOSv1.3? What do i do with boot block jumper file?
     
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    damir855 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I tried to flash a new notebook graphic card with a compatible ATI-vbios for my notebook... This card was said to be compatible to my book. I put of my old card, and put in the new one...I wanted to do a blind-vbios-flash...

    my computer has only one bios, for system and my old graphic card. I wanted to flash the new ati-graphic card with a separate ati bios...
    I tried it many times, but it didnt work, it was hard because it was a blind flash...

    Well, I tried it four - five times to flash the ati bios and the result is main-bios-crash, or mainboard error, or ... I m not sure!??!

    First I dont get any monitor signal after trying to flash HD3650... My old card doesnt show any signal, my pc starts, the fan turns on 1 time and I even cant shutdown the notebook. I have to take off my battery or plug off, you cant restart.. nothing... I thought the flashing could have destroyed my main-bios... so I bought a usb floppy-disk drive and tried these methods: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=326954, also with phoenix bios recovery software... when I push "Fn+B" the fan goes on and work during the whole time like it should, but USB, Floppy USB, CD-ROM Drive is not working.... My floppy usb drive shold then start and flash the mainboard bios, but it doesnt.. If I try to put in an usb-stick in my pc, no matter in bios recovery modus or bormal start modus: there is a small led on the usb-stick(for example) it goes for a second on and then it turns off...

    However I think there is no power-problem (battery works and charges) main power works... I tried also to take off the battery... no result...
    USB stick- gets power for a while... there is a small led on the usb-stick(for example) and then gets off... if I put hard drive in... it do something and gets power.... CD-Rom Drive never gets any power!

    Mainboard-defect?
    any suggestions?
    my notebook is worthless now...
    Why do my USB HUBs dont get enough energy?
     
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    damir855 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Kevin Egregious

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    Link me to a thread where someone else successfully did the swap.
     
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    I want use the first method with my hp dv7-1130eg,my problem is i havent a .wph file in folder when i extract the .exe.
    Anyone can help me?
    I have just update my bios an after install the update and restart the notebook,my display is black an 2 leds blink.
    Please help me!!!
    Sorry for may bad english.
     
  8. OMGSnarf

    OMGSnarf Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thread Necromancy!

    ~WISE FROM YOUR GWAVE~

    Method 2 verified as functioning on Acer 5570z using FN+ESC and a USB Floppy. Worked twice, thank goodness!
    Method 1 did not function in a critical BIOS situation, but did work when VGABIOS was corrupted.
     
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    Hallo

    Any key combination known for Samsung laptops ?

    None of the 4 methods work on my r720.
     
  10. marcelff

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    What the key combination for Dell Mini 1010? Fn+B doesn't work!
    Is it really necessary to use a USB floppy disk? Or can I try with a USB flash drive?
     
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