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Default Failed BIOS update... - 01-13-2011, 02:41 PM

I've tried every USB key I own, and they don't work for recovery.

I own 2 USB floppies I just can't find right now, and am not going to buy another just to recover this unit.

Does anyone know where I can find an ISO image I can burn to CD to use to recover the BIOS?
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Default 01-13-2011, 04:48 PM

I switched to a Windows XP computer and was able to make a USB drive that worked.

All is well, but my battery is still dead. I was hoping updating the BIOS would help it.

I'm at A05. I tried to upgrade to A06 when it failed. I wish there was a way to force the battery to take a charge. It went to 0 volts because I hadn't used the unit for a few months.

This is a bad design.
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Default 01-13-2011, 10:41 PM

you are lucky, usually when the battery gets that low I have seen a lot of times when it kills the SSD also..I never allow my battery to get lower than 40%....I am lucky I can keep mine in the case for weeks and when I pull it out its still at like 98% or 99%

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