[Help] Bricked Dell Precision M3800 after failed BIOS Update

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Ashrid, May 7, 2020.

  1. Ashrid

    Ashrid MDL Novice

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  2. Ashrid

    Ashrid MDL Novice

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    Thank you, however as I mentioned in my original post, I have already tried to recover from all the other versions I could find and only A13 begins the recovery process, but it does not complete

    I am therefore stuck without either the A02 BIOS to try or suggestions/instructions of an alternative recovery process
     
  3. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Novice

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    Did you try BIOS recovery with the other versions to see if it would work?
     
  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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  5. HHo2016

    HHo2016 MDL Novice

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    Maybe try different USBs with different format (FAT32/FAT) before using different BIOS versions to recover. Just in case, OP should probably backup the original flash rom using CH341A programmer.
     
  6. Ashrid

    Ashrid MDL Novice

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    Yes, only the latest version launches the recovery though

    Yes that sounds like exactly the same problem, and I followed the same steps to reach the point I am at now

    Given that I can get the recovery started using the latest version I don’t think it’s the stick

    is there a site you can link with instructions on using a CH3414A programmer?

    thanks
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    use asprogrammer 1.4.1 from github
    youtube it.