XPS 13 (1943) won't boot

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  1. Rob2D

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    Guys, I am almost at my wits end here.

    A while back I decided to try out Ubuntu, see what was new, and ever since I can't get my BIOS to boot anything. I think something like this may have happened me:

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/12/ubuntu-corrupting-lenovo-laptop-bios

    When I try to install an OS, I can boot from USB no problem and get it all installed, but when I reboot, the BIOS doesn't see an EFI to boot from. Now, I can go in and see the path to EFI and choose it, but the BIOS won't let me apply the change or remember it upon exit.

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    And not only that but if I change my drive to MBR and try to boot legacy, it tells me there is no bootable device discovered.

    So, I figured my BIOS must be f***ed and I re-flashed it but nothing changed. Same problem. Changed SSD, same problem.

    Initially after I was done using Ubuntu for a little while and tried to switch back to Debian, the BIOS detected the install as Ubuntu in the EFI boot settings. So I'm assuming whatever Ubuntu did, it completely f***ed my BIOS chip???? Like in the article above.

    TLDR my XPS 13 won't boot anything be it UEFI or LEGACY. Is there anything I can do or am I just screwed?
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2020
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