Dell Vostro 1520 failed during BIOS update

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by luiz abreu, May 18, 2020.

  1. luiz abreu

    luiz abreu MDL Novice

    May 17, 2020
    3
    0
    0
    My Vostro failed during a BIOS update and does not turn over, have some way to recover?
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2012
    1,891
    662
    60
    #2 kaljukass, May 18, 2020
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
    Nothing can be recommended based on so little information.
    What is the exact version of this DELL, when was it released, what BIOS version was on the original, what is the DELL Service code/tag
    What You did, ie what BIOS version did You try to install and how You did it?
    It would be good to have as much data as possible. Sometimes is even release date very important.
    PS
    I was able to find such versions and it is not at all certain that they are interchangeable.
    Dell Vostro 1520 System BIOS
    Version: A02 Release date 20 Apr 2009 Last Updated 03 Nov 2011 V1520A02-32.EXE
    Version: A02 Release date 25 May 2009 Last Updated 03 Nov 2011 R221388.exe
    Version: A03 Release date 27 Aug 2009 Last Updated 03 Nov 2011 V1520A03-32_64.exe
    Version: A04 Release date 21 Oct 2009 Last Updated 07 Jul 2012 V1520A04.EXE
    Version: A07 Release date 26 Jan 2010 Last Updated 07 Jul 2012 V1520A07-32_64.exe
    Version: A08 Release date 19 Mar 2010 Last Updated 03 Nov 2011 V1520A08-32_64.exe
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. luiz abreu

    luiz abreu MDL Novice

    May 17, 2020
    3
    0
    0
    is a Dell Vostro 1520 released in 2009, the BIOS I was using was version A04, I was trying to upgrade to A08 via Windows and the power went down and didn't work again
     
  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2012
    1,891
    662
    60
    #4 kaljukass, May 18, 2020
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. luiz abreu

    luiz abreu MDL Novice

    May 17, 2020
    3
    0
    0
    that was my version. and I checked the post you mentioned but I couldn't recover
    .
     
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2012
    1,891
    662
    60
    Too bad. I have never had such a problem.
    To be honest, I also needed to update the BIOS on a DELL Inspiron, a new version just came out. I thought for a long time before I decided to upgrade.
    But it also worked well and everything was done in about 2-3 minutes.
    Even other firmware updates were checked automatically before this update began.
    I can't add anything to your problem anymore, at least not right now. Unfortunately, I also have nowhere to get any Dell Vostro 1520. Currently have just a Vostro 1015 and one DELL Inspiron what was released in 2019, but both are something else.
    But I still hope you get it to work ...be patient!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...