Solved HP laptop BIOS will not reset from unsuccessful flash

August 21, 2013 at 11:13:31
Specs: Windows 7
I have a HP Pavilion DV4-1120us that was working well; but, in doing certain upgrades to my laptop from HP website; I decided to up-grade the bios. (Very Bad mistake) My laptop bios lock-up. Repeatlly pressing F10, the words (bios options) would be in the left side bottom corner from many hard reset. Turn laptop on and off with battery out; and pressing certain keys; and a combination of keys to open bios option or to reset back to pervious state. Nothing worked. Finally, I took my laptop to a computer repair shop. Repairman discharged the cmos battery, turn laptop on. There was a slight difference than before. I ask him to flash the bios. He stated it might work, or might not. In case the repairman states he can’t return the bios to previous or factory state. Please tell me what my options are? I hate to buy a different computer. Thanks.

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#1
August 21, 2013 at 11:28:40
Please see this HP thread (post 2 is supported answer): http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...

You should be able to reflash the BIOS, but in case there are any hardware issues, you may need to get a replacement motherboard (warranty?) which can be done through HP, or another reputable vendor.

https://www.google.com/#fp=1dcb856f...

www.standby-it.com


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#2
August 23, 2013 at 10:41:48
Hi guys. Computer repairman stated I needed new bios or motherboard. What I need to no is; can a bad bios update ruin a bios to the point of being a total paper weight ? Reason why I ask is, my laptop was working fine before the update. Most of all, I want to thank the jpag3074 for the good tip for a replacement motherboard in case I choose this road.

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#3
August 23, 2013 at 11:05:58
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can a bad bios update ruin a bios to the point of being a total paper weight ?

Yes it most certainly can. That is why most people who know will only recommend a BIOS update when it is absolutely necessary and has the ability to fix a known fault.

Updating a BIOS just because a later version is available is neither necessary or desirable.

Stuart


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August 23, 2013 at 12:15:35
Thank You For your honest reply's.

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