Managed to brick my laptop - can anyone help?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by irritant, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. irritant

    irritant MDL Novice

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    In an attempt to get a modded Phoenix bios onto my Sager NP9280, I've managed to end up with a rather expensive brick.

    I originally had bios version 1.00.04S on my laptop and when searching for an existing mod found one for 1.00.03i. Having no luck getting a mod for the bios I had, I decided to downgrade to 1.00.03i which was successful.

    The modded bios seemed to install ok, but when I turn on, the computer never actually boots from a drive even after going through all the bios screens seemingly ok.

    I end up on a black screen, at which point I'd expect Windows to load, but nothing happens. Pressing any keys results in beeps after a few keypresses. The only thing that seems to do any different is pressing F2 which prints up "Entering setup..." again.

    I've tried booting from all drives available - internal, external sata, CDROM & USB key, but there is no difference.

    I've also tried changing every setting in the bios to no avail.

    Anyone had the same thing happen? Can anyone suggest how I can fix this?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. zamolxis

    zamolxis MDL Novice

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    #2 zamolxis, Jan 16, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
    D900F (Sager 9280)

    your flashed bios dont support win7
    pls use the latest bios
    D900F (Sager 9280) Bios Version DateLinks:Changes BIOS V 1.00.04sDec 2009
    Official Sager website
    dont forget to enable raid after flash
     
  3. irritant

    irritant MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your response, but you've failed to understand my problem. I cannot flash my bios as I cannot boot from any device.
     
  4. zamolxis

    zamolxis MDL Novice

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    you dont understand me,
    burn the iso on cd-rom.
    enter in recovery mode: push fn+b and power up your machine.
    after biosupdate the machine make a autoreboot,that all.
     
  5. irritant

    irritant MDL Novice

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    Ah, ok. I understand now. I have been reading about Phoenix bios recovery on another thread now and I've tried the above - fn+b, win+b, fn+f & fn+esc, but all to no avail. Tried with CD in drive and also bootable usb.

    Should this method always work for modern laptops?