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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Upstate New York, U.S of A.
01-15-2014, 10:46 AM
after all these years on this board I still cant understand why people insist on screwing around with their BIOS to begin with, anyone that does I feel gets what they deserve.....
Old Adage: "If it works.....leave it the hell alone"
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Join Date: Jan 2014
01-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Count me in, another dell inspiron mini 10 succsessfully unbricked.
First of all thank i want to thank this GREAT forum, somms and brainiac in particular, for providing a solution, i've expected to find these instructions on dell support site, but didn't get any help.
Here's the story:
Created a new account (NOT administrator, simple user) and lent my brother a fully functional mini (win7 updated & antivirus working) for a quick work he had to do.
Few weeks later he came back with a sad face and a bricked netbook in his hands.
What happened? "I don't know, i think i've got a virus" He said.
Spent lot of time searching and figured out that dell's guys decided to change a fully functional bios with a junk of one and zeroes, just for fun.
My brother is an artist, would never get into bios update, neither could do that, since was not admin on that laptop. He just browse the net, and, *kabooom*, got suddenly a beeping pc in the middle of the night that he turned off unplugging the power supply.
Tried a lot before fixing. Read the whole posts, removed battery, opened the laptop, removed internal battery (it's hidden upsidedown, had to unscrew it ALL, thanks again dell engineers) follow instructions, retry, change keyboard combo (for me worked FN+END) managed to create a usb stick and boot from that, beeped a lot, more than 20 minutes and without long final beep, had to force shoutdown, restarted and BINGO! it came back to life with A11 bios (taken from dell R246063.exe)
I've only update one bios in my life, and was forced to do that, ("if it's working, don't fix it" is my motto) why the @#*! dell forces bios updates without asking? (probably had to sell new laptops?)
Thanks, thanks, and thanks again, Max from Italy.
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