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Default 08-25-2016, 12:05 AM

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yeah then its just a paper weight. since it cannot boot someting as simple as DOS.
if you know someone with the same netbook you can sell it to him/her for parts

you should try to sell it as for parts on ebay. (you might get a 20$ for it)
you need to mention that its defective and that you do not garantee that its fixable.
that way you can avoid paypal claims.

(the 20$ comes from all parts cost) (screen+ bezel= 10$) frame= 10$ (some are more expensive but they are fully refurbished)
Thanks, I'll consider doing this.

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I gather it won't even get to a BIOS screen. The BIOS recovery with the floppy drive is the only thing I know of - and if you can't get that to work I would just write it off.
Nah it doesn't. From the research I did I gathered that the BIOS recovery screen stays black while the recovery does its thing.
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Default 08-25-2016, 12:20 PM

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I gather it won't even get to a BIOS screen. The BIOS recovery with the floppy drive is the only thing I know of - and if you can't get that to work I would just write it off.
i said the same thing only then you run the bios setup in DOS trough a usb stick since you need a usb or mini PCI-e floppy drive.

since usb dos modus does not help the only possible action can be using a m-pci-e floppy drive, but these are hard to find, and with hard i mean hay-straw in a needle stack hard, (find it without bleeding)


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Default 08-25-2016, 05:41 PM

You can't run the BIOS setup from DOS if the BIOS is hosed, as DOS won't boot. The only way to do it is the BIOS recovery using a USB floppy disk (or emulation thereof) and the special startup sequence.


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Default 08-27-2016, 03:24 PM

The first thread referenced above is what I would try, but the latter part dealing with "recovery" from a failed BIOS update. However, it seems that elastic has already tried this.


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Default 08-27-2016, 06:55 PM

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The first thread referenced above is what I would try, but the latter part dealing with "recovery" from a failed BIOS update. However, it seems that elastic has already tried this.
the only solution then seems a usb-floppy drive.

but nobody uses floppy anymore these days. so getting 1 cheap is quite hard. (no ebay junk)


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Default 08-28-2016, 04:44 PM

If you read all the thread, there is a way to do this without a floppy drive. But @elastic clearly already has one and it didn't work.


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