BIOS burned by flashing

Ian Molton spyro at
Fri Feb 14 01:30:14 PST 2003

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 02:35:21 -0000
"Gareth Westwood" <gareth at> wrote:

> I have a laptop which was experiencing problems with the HDD under
> windoze, it worked fine under COL. I rang the manufacturers and they
> suggested I flash the BIOS ( I would like to point out that I didn't
> think this was a good idea and furthermore didn't think it would fix
> the problem). I did and now when you press the power button nothing
> happens.
> Anyone know of a way to restore the BIOS without getting a new chip?

Buy JTAG leads ;-)

But seriously - if the manufacturer told you to do this, point that out
to them, and ask (nicely!) for a replacement chip (assuming it is
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