eMachine laptop doesnt start after BIOS flash

December 12, 2010 at 02:27:32
Specs: win7, i3-350m 4gbddr3
I have EMachines e730g and today i was trying to flash bios. Suddenly flash process was interupted and now i cant start my laptop. only HDD light flashing twice a second. tried to find CMOS battery, but no success. a lot of work needed to pull apart notebook. any ideas how i can flash bios to previous version or how i can find CMOS battery on emachines e730g?

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#1
December 12, 2010 at 02:58:48
If a flash failed you most likely have a paper weight because it wrecked one of the main components of the system. Depending on what the warranty covers I would return it to where you bought it.

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#2
December 12, 2010 at 03:07:00
so you mean there is no other ways to fix it?

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#3
December 12, 2010 at 03:34:23
you might be able to replace the bios memory chip, you will have to speak with an expert on that paticular machine , however if its under warranty send it back but dont mention you were trying to flash the bios..

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#4
December 12, 2010 at 06:35:29
Flashing a BIOS can be a great thing when needed to solve a problem, but it is a dangerous thing and when interrupted..... (start playing taps or that funeral thing Hollywood seams to like). If you can return it under warranty, do it.

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#5
December 12, 2010 at 06:53:20
lappy is brand new, bought yesterday :) thought it was a way to recover failed bios flash. i know it is. i can do it on the desktop, by removing jumper or battery. but on this laptop, battery is sealed, i cant remove it. still waiting for the possible fix :)

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#6
December 12, 2010 at 18:58:57
Removing the battery or setting the CMOS jumper can recover you from a bad BIOS setting, but typically when you Flash the BIOS and there is a problem, it will not help. Flashing the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) replaces the instruction set in it with a new set of instructions, but early in the flashing, the old instructions are destroyed and if you do not get the complete set, you cannot typically restart it. The BIOS is the most basic instructions needed to run your system and without it, the board cannot load anything. The sophisticated equipment at the BIOS chip manufacturer can, but you, and even your computer manufacturer cannot. I assume that you have already tried to restart the process and failed, you are out of choices except returning it for replacement. Sorry.

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#7
December 12, 2010 at 21:01:03
problem solved. cure was http://forums.mydigitallife.info/th... and my combination "NEW70X64.FD" without quotes.

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#8
December 13, 2010 at 05:18:39
Very good. In the future, carefully weigh the risk of flashing your BIOS against the benefit you may get. Only do it if the benefit is greater than the risk.

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#9
December 14, 2010 at 22:54:12
u have my word :D

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#10
May 19, 2011 at 10:44:45
Hi, what combination of keys did you use to start the flash? I've tried Fn + Esc, Fn + F8, WinKey + B ... nothing seems to work.

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#11
May 19, 2011 at 20:27:19
Check your manual.
Online manual.
The manufacturer's website where you downloaded the updated BIOS will have the instructions.
****ONLY use BIOS from the original manufacturer for your exact model.
****ONLY flash your BIOS to solve a problem or to allow use of more recent hardware like a CPU upgrade and only of the BIOS update lists that as part of the update.

As warned above, a failed or incorrect BIOS update can leave you with a non working system, and can usually not be fixed or reversed.

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June 2, 2011 at 09:02:51

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