Sorry to bother you with another brick thread. Just wanted to know your opinion on what has happened to my machine, may be even from people who successfully recovered their BIOS after a brick.
Had some battery issues (batt wasn't identified by the system) and read that a BIOS update might be able to fix that. Didn't want to risk a crashing windows while flashing so I used a USB stick with FreeDOS and started the phlash utility from it. Seemed to work well at first but then it started to produce some random beeps and finally stopped with a power off. I waited for another 10 minutes to be sure that it wasn't running anymore only to find out afterwards that I wouldn't be able to turn the machine on again.
When I plug in the charger, lights of the USB devices that are connected with the mini flash for a few milisecs so the motherboard seems to get electricity but when I press the power button, there's no reaction at all: no LCD backlight, no POST, no beeps and even no flashing of the power LED! It's literally dead.
I already tried (like a thousand times) the Fn+End recovery procedure together with a recovery USB stick that I made with WinCris: no success
I still have a bit of hope that the whole thing is just a fixable BIOS issue and haven't tried a recovery using a FDD yet. But since not even the power LED goes on, I'm afraid that the board is actually physically broken and that any more energy or money that I put into this thing would be a waste of time...
My question is: does this really seem like a brick to you or more like a broken mainboard? Has anyone experienced something similar or revived his mini with a recovery USB/floppy when not even the power LED would turn on?
Thanks a lot in advance!