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Dell Laptop Problems (Inspiron 1501)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Relyt, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Relyt

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    I've got a friend that owns a Dell Inspiron 1501 that had Vista on it. He decided to try Windows 7 Beta on it got the OS installed but said it had no drivers so he got the required drivers from dell. He had to flash a bios but the battery died as the ac power cord fell out half way through the flashing of the bios. He can't get a post out of it now. The internal fan will turn on along with a light but he gets no picture or Dell loading screen. He's also getting no HDD light or notification that the motherboard is even seeing it. I've read that if it fails during a bios flash it frys the mobo. Any help would be great! Thanks for the time you took to read this post and all your input guys:toast:
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    Most likely, yes your mobo is useless, unless the Bios can be removed/flashed, and a lot of dell chips are directly attached.

    Dead battery, pulled AC cord WHILE flashing? Terrible luck?
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    Perhaps Dell's proprietary BIOS can be blind flashed, just like AMI or Phoenix BIOSes. I can inquire from a Dell service tech later...
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    Can't blind flash if you can't POST. :p Blind flash is for GPU bios.

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