HELP: My laptop has bricked, Phoenix BIOS, Please help?

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  1. sonu27

    sonu27 MDL Novice

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    #1 sonu27, Aug 6, 2009
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    HI,

    I have a HP Pavilion dv2530ea laptop with a Phoenix BIOS F.2E.
    I recently flashed it with a modded BIOS and it would not re-boot.
    When I turn it on the screen stays blank but the fan turns on.
    I tried the methods on this thread: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2105

    So I ordered a USB Floppy Drive, but still it does not work.
    Using WinKey+B does but my laptop into a different mode, because the fan spins at full speed in that mode and it tries to read the HDD and USB.
    My USB Floppy drive makes noise and lights for about 5 seconds and after that nothing happens.
    My USB floppy drive came with a driver cd for Windows XP and below.

    Can anyone please help me? It's been more than a week and haven't been able to get it working. At the moment, I am using a 9 year old computer that is barely running.
     
  2. Gigahertz20

    Gigahertz20 MDL Junior Member

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    #2 Gigahertz20, Aug 6, 2009
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    I'm a novice, but I'm pretty sure all the directions say not to use the BIOS tools if you have a Phoenix Bios. I think you might be screwed. Maybe somehow you can replace the ROM chip on your motherboard so your BIOS will work again, but since it's a laptop I have no idea if it would work. BIOS chips can be found on eBay, but I would probably call HP and see what they say, maybe they can send you one for your laptop model.

    I don't think I would ever use the BIOS tools on a laptop, if something goes wrong, you can't easily take out your motherboard and replace it like in a desktop.

    Check out this thread, same problem, read it

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6258
     
  3. sonu27

    sonu27 MDL Novice

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    I think is was just a flash gone wrong.
    If could manage to re-flash it I think it would work.
    But I can't manage to load the USB Floppy.
     
  4. brightpisces

    brightpisces MDL Novice

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    errrr.
    I suggest you use a USB Stick instead, have you ever tried it, the method 1?
    and have you jumped the Boot-Block when you are flashing your BIOS?
    if not, your laptop won't boot to usb-floppy, so that you have to send your laptop to the manufacturer
     
  5. vietlapine

    vietlapine MDL Novice

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    @OP
    Like brightpisces said, the USB Stick might be better. I flash most of my BIOs


    Can you clarify about jumping boot block?
    WHen I flash in DOS, it just goes...unless that happens automatically.
     
  6. sonu27

    sonu27 MDL Novice

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    My laptop does not have a parallel port. So I cannot jump the boot block.
    I tried the USB Stick. It flashes, but then nothing happens.
    Any other suggestions? Do you need a specific USB Floppy Drive?
     
  7. 0ldBear

    0ldBear MDL Novice

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    If your bios is fried, you may be out of luck :(

    have you tried resetting cmos?

    cheers and good luck
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No you just need bootable usb i was gonna point you to BIOS Recovery procedures thread but i noticed you have allready been there
     
  9. sonu27

    sonu27 MDL Novice

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    Re-flashed my laptop using Phoenix BIOS recovery and USB floppy. Found the program on a different forum.
    Not messing with this again.
     
  10. Allo

    Allo MDL Member

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    Hi Sonu27,
    Much appreciated if you could post the link to the forum you gotten your Phoenix BIOS recovery program? It would help those in the same situation as you! TIA.
     
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  11. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    Yeah please bro do!! i am in ur situation as well! same thing!! it lights up the floppy usb but does nothing afterwards :(!! i need help!
     
  12. ZakMcRofl

    ZakMcRofl MDL Member

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    sonu27: if the recovery methods described here and in the other threads do not help, you can do the last resort: have it flashed
    I had fully bricked my 5652 (didn't even power on) by flashing so I removed the mainboard and sent it in to a company called bios-fix.de. They charged about 45€ to desolder the TSOP, flash it, and resolder.
    Note that I'm not affiliated with them, I only recommend them because they successfully recovered my 5652. I'm sure there are other companies out there although not many of them can do the onboard TSOP chips.