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Default Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 03-25-2009, 10:40 PM

i went to upgrade the bios in my mini9 because i need the f11 key. when i went to install the new bios it froze up on me. ( i couldn't even shut off holding the power button) so i pulled the batt. no all i get is a blank screen. the power light comes on and i can turn it off holding the power button. what can i do to fix it?
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Default Re: Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 03-25-2009, 11:22 PM

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i went to upgrade the bios in my mini9 because i need the f11 key. when i went to install the new bios it froze up on me. ( i couldn't even shut off holding the power button) so i pulled the batt. no all i get is a blank screen. the power light comes on and i can turn it off holding the power button. what can i do to fix it?
thanks in advance
Imagine you bricked your Mini attempting to flash under Windows? It may be able to recover but will require an external USB floppy: bios-upgrade-utility-split-from-bios-upgrade-failure-topic--t1063.html-st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p7011


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Default Re: Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 03-25-2009, 11:26 PM

would it work with an sd card or only with the usb drive?
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Default Re: Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 03-25-2009, 11:31 PM

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would it work with an sd card or only with the usb drive?


AFAIK, BIOS flash recovery only works w/old-school 3.5" floppy drive...


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Default Re: Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 03-25-2009, 11:51 PM

in that link you gave me it stated that i may have to setup the a: drive to boot first. i cant get into the bios screen to change anything so if its not default i am S.O.L.
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Default Re: Need help. tried bios upgrade now blank screen. - 04-01-2009, 05:58 PM

UPDATE. it was successful thank you so much. (the bios in the link did not work i had to get the .whp file from the dell site but the program worked great)
thanks again
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