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Smile Dell Inspiron Mini 1012-BRICKED-BIOS Recovery-How2 - 11-15-2011, 03:01 AM

Hi Humans!

First, I would like to thanks to each one of you who helped me to fix my BRICKED Dell Inspiron Mini 1012!!!

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012-BRICKED-BIOS Recovery-How2:

1-Download this; www . mediafire . com / ?8s2p10tnv38j9qz

2-UnZip the file "DiM1012-BiosRecoveryFromUSBPendrive.zip".

3-If you are running Windows XP, just run "WINCRIS.EXE" and it will format your USB Pendrive and also it will all the necesary files into the USB Pendrive.

Note: I'm running Windows 7 64bits. And I wasn't able to do the "WINCRIS" process at all, but, thanks to VirtualBox, I created a Windows XP SP3 32Bits Virtual Machine, and I did the "WINCRIS" procedure inside the virtual machine.

WINCRIS will let you know once the process has been completed.

4-Remove the USB Pendrive.

5-Remove the battery from your DiM1012.

6-Plug your USB Pendrive into the USB port located at the left side of your DiM1012 (The one next to the VGA port=

7-Press and hold "FN" and "END" key, with your left or right hand.

8-Plug the power adaptor into the back of your DiM1012, with your free hand (left or right).In the exact moment when you plug the power adaptor, you will see the left white led it's ON (Power LED).

Right after that, (and only if you didn't released the "FN+END" key), you will hear one beep, then the white led light right next to the POWER LED, the HDD LED will turn on for a couple of seconds.

After this, you will see your USB Pendrive "reading", with a green constant ligh on (Mine is a Kingston DataTraveler USB 2.0 7.46Gb)

This is when one the magic happens...

9-You'll hear a lot of beeps, in many diferent "order"... but in less then 2 minutes, those sounds will stop... right after that...

you'll see "DELL" logo and the BIOS is alive again...

Once again, thank you all guys...

Odaglok.
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Default Bricked DiM1012 - 07-28-2012, 10:55 PM

Thank you worked like a charm
but I needed to do the formatting from windows XP it didnt work out with virtualing etc..
once more thnak you
P in Sweden

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Hi Humans!

First, I would like to thanks to each one of you who helped me to fix my BRICKED Dell Inspiron Mini 1012!!!

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012-BRICKED-BIOS Recovery-How2:

1-Download this; www . mediafire . com / ?8s2p10tnv38j9qz

2-UnZip the file "DiM1012-BiosRecoveryFromUSBPendrive.zip".

3-If you are running Windows XP, just run "WINCRIS.EXE" and it will format your USB Pendrive and also it will all the necesary files into the USB Pendrive.

Note: I'm running Windows 7 64bits. And I wasn't able to do the "WINCRIS" process at all, but, thanks to VirtualBox, I created a Windows XP SP3 32Bits Virtual Machine, and I did the "WINCRIS" procedure inside the virtual machine.

WINCRIS will let you know once the process has been completed.

4-Remove the USB Pendrive.

5-Remove the battery from your DiM1012.

6-Plug your USB Pendrive into the USB port located at the left side of your DiM1012 (The one next to the VGA port=

7-Press and hold "FN" and "END" key, with your left or right hand.

8-Plug the power adaptor into the back of your DiM1012, with your free hand (left or right).In the exact moment when you plug the power adaptor, you will see the left white led it's ON (Power LED).

Right after that, (and only if you didn't released the "FN+END" key), you will hear one beep, then the white led light right next to the POWER LED, the HDD LED will turn on for a couple of seconds.

After this, you will see your USB Pendrive "reading", with a green constant ligh on (Mine is a Kingston DataTraveler USB 2.0 7.46Gb)

This is when one the magic happens...

9-You'll hear a lot of beeps, in many diferent "order"... but in less then 2 minutes, those sounds will stop... right after that...

you'll see "DELL" logo and the BIOS is alive again...

Once again, thank you all guys...

Odaglok.
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Default 08-13-2012, 04:34 PM

Awww it was moved! Now how will i make this work for my mini 12? Anyone know how to find the bios.wph file for my 1210?
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Default 08-18-2012, 09:37 PM

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Anyone know how to find the bios.wph file for my 1210?
Google does wonders......

Dell M1210 A08 System BIOS Download


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Default 08-19-2012, 01:06 AM

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Google does wonders......

Dell M1210 A08 System BIOS Download
Can you possibly help me out. im looking for the recovery tool for my 1012 mini ... ive looked and cannot find a solid link for it. i ned to recover my bios. its bricked at the moment
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Cool 08-19-2012, 04:43 PM

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Can you possibly help me out. im looking for the recovery tool for my 1012 mini ... ive looked and cannot find a solid link for it. i ned to recover my bios. its bricked at the moment
I still say GOGGLE DOES WONDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

link:
in case you kill your phoenix bios: bios recovery methods

all download links in the above thread are working..tested by me

you dont use Google too much do you?

I found the above thread VERY easily just by searching


PS. I have downloaded ALL of the links in the thread along with the instructions in one very neat little package...you can get everything here in 1 download...

link:
Phoenix_BIOS_Recovery_Utilities_rar


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Default 08-19-2012, 05:21 PM

Thanks for the info. I have always been afraid of bricking, now less so. Thanks again!
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Default Dumb Question: How do I get the BIOS.ROM file from the Dell download - 09-30-2012, 09:48 PM

Hi,

I've suffered a similar bricking problem when updating my new-to-me mini 1012.

I've got the DOS (and Windows) BIOS downloads from dell, but each of them are an executable - how do I extract the BIOS.ROM file (so I can rename it to BIOS.WPH, and do the floppy/usb boot bios recovery)?

Thanks,

Rick
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Default 10-01-2012, 09:17 PM

use another system to extract the files, when it goes to install, just point it at your flashdrive


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Unhappy 10-20-2012, 07:03 PM

Hi all
First of all, sorry for my english, i leave in Paris, France
I've read in forums here and around about this small laptop and i hope you may know some things to help me.
Problem : My 1012 dont finish POST, whithout reason (i didn't try a bios update, for example)
Now, at startup, blue progress bar under DELL logo stops at 75% approx. and nothing can be done.
Keyboard inactive, every classical key combinations have been tried like F2 CTRL+F11, F8, F10, ESC, ...
I've tried a lot of solutions described on different forums and in this thread especially, like DL and put new bios on usb bootable pendrive, and try to activate reading and flashing bios before POST, but nothing works.
I've tried a lot of different key combinations and timings, but still nothing.
Do you have some ideas to help me ?
Thank you for reading
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