Toshiba BIOS

  Jimpad 21:35 PM 09 Mar 13
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Last night I was installing some drivers on my Toshiba Satellite P850 PSPKBA namely a remote controll driver an a service station driver, from the Toshiba.ie web site I seen a BIOS update link so I typed in my details an it stated that their was a BIOS update for my Laptop so I downloaded it an then shut all other program's an started to install the updates, I installed the BIOS one last, as it seemed to be installing the LT shut down an after a moment it tried to reboot..an their she stands, she tries to reboot the screen stays blank then it shuts itself down, then tries again, I have removed the batt an tried again but it just make a noise like its going to boot then nada,zilch nothing.

Any help with this would be much much appreciated.

Shaun

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:18 PM 09 Mar 13

Hopefully its just a corrupt windows driver and not the BIOS

try tapping F8 as it boot to get to Advanced tools menu then select restore to a date before you did the updates

  woodchip 22:51 PM 09 Mar 13

Big Mistake, but hope you can get it back running but I think the link was for a Duff BIOS. You should never play with things that are working okay without first asking somebody in the know that does

  Jimpad 22:52 PM 10 Mar 13

Thanks for the replies I can not get into the BIOS as it doses not boot atol, the fan comes on an then she goes dead. I have just updated to Win 8 so thought it would be a good idea to update my drivers an BIOS am noticing that this problem seem to be happening quite a lot even to peeps in IT.

The Tos office will be open tomorrow so either they have a master cure or my warranty should kick in.

Again thanks for trying

  woodchip 14:52 PM 11 Mar 13

Warranty will not cover your killing the BIOS

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 PM 11 Mar 13
Answer

Disconnect mains and battery pack

Open up the laptop and disconnect the CMOS battery look for a Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard if fitted you may need to find a service manual for your model? to locate the jumper and correct pins to use.

  Jimpad 22:30 PM 12 Mar 13

Laptop is gone, hope to get a new one back soon.

Again thanks to those who tried to help, good karma is hopefully in the post.

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