okay need help!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LimitsX, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    I was trying to flash my friend's HP laptop that is DV9700 series! model Dv9834ca!

    and apparently it bricked! So now , i am trying to recover his laptop from bios-dead thing.

    I read over the phoenix bios recovery, i used the usb stick and it is NOT working. So i don't have any usb floppy drive nor floppy for that matter! I want to use CD-Bootable! Is there anyone that can help me with that, i did google search, but im not sure :S!! any help would be great!! thanks a bunch!
     
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    izh34 MDL Member

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  3. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    i did hrmph! i used the bios mod that justinkb supplied! do i have to use floppy usb drive to fix this? because usb key isnt working at all!
     
  4. justinkb

    justinkb MDL Member

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    link to the mod in question? is it the same one you pmed me about? the one you succesfully flashed on your own machine? are you sure you flashed the right rom? sorry to hear it failed :(
     
  5. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    #5 LimitsX, Aug 5, 2009
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    Well it worked on my dv9500 series laptop! but then tried on dv9700 series...it didnt work i guess ;\. its okay, no need to apologize :)!! thank u for the mod. question is, I can recover the laptop right? through that phoenix bios recovery methods? i didnt use the floppy usb drive yet, been using usb stick, and no luck. so gotta try that floppy usb drive :)!
     
  6. justinkb

    justinkb MDL Member

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    i have never had to use any recovery procedure... im not familiar with it.

    you cannot in general just flash a bios for one machine to another one. you should make 100% sure the machines share the same bios (dont just go by the bios version number...), by making sure on the official site they redirect to the same exact download!
     
  7. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    they do!! I did go to the hp offical website!! it said F.59a :|!! its there right now! it says on their offical site "for hp dv 6500, 9500, 9700 series" laptop.

    if there is a way to use the usb stick for phoenix recovery crisis disk, can anyone help me out?
     
  8. justinkb

    justinkb MDL Member

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    98xx belongs to 9700 series? well anyway, i guess the flash was performed badly. if the flash worked on a machine with the same bios, it should not have bricked the other one if everything went right with the flash. (there may be issues where some machines will activate where others wont, but bricking shouldnt happen) :/ good luck anyway! :(
     
  9. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    Yeah 9834ca belongs to 9700 series! thanks, :(!! i dont have a problem if i have to pay someone to fix it, but i gotta get it fixed
     
  10. david3663

    david3663 MDL Member

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    u could use a cd maybe
     
  11. david3663

    david3663 MDL Member

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    if you want to msg me some files i can see about making you a bootable cd image to flash from but i havent yet been able to flash from a cd no you not have an extra floppy
     
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    4D696B65 MDL Member

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    From the second link I posted;

    A bootable CD-ROM, USB storage device (pen drive, memory stick) or any other storage medium won’t do, so don’t waste your time trying (as I did). The reason is the boot-block is too small to support anything but a handful of basic functions, therefore there is no screen support and the only supported medium is floppy disk. Many modern systems, including most laptops, no longer come with a built in floppy drive, or even the room to add one. Luckily, CRM does support external floppy drives connected by USB.
     
  13. roylion15

    roylion15 MDL Member

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    #14 roylion15, Aug 6, 2009
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    there are sub- numbers + letters in HP 9500 and 9700 series that exactly identify the hardware or bios version ...

    95xx + 2 letters
    97xx + 2 letters ....
    by exemple some 9700 series are based on an amd processor ....

    the bios F59.A you flashed is for a based "intel board" , may be a wrong flash ?

    or it's the good bios according your model and the flash corrupted the boot block , do you upgrade to F59.A original before flashing it with the mod ?

    i have installed this modded bios on a DV 9610eb (it's a 9500 series too ...) and it works great ... just updated the original CPU to a core 2 duo T7500 , it's rocks with 7 .
     
  14. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    #15 LimitsX, Aug 6, 2009
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    I believe its the case of a flash corrupted the boot block! and the proccessor is intel! Lol sorry :|!!

    its the T5800 one.

    I guess i have to use the floppy usb drive to recover because apparently USB stick does get read...but nothing happens. it is not flashing the bios . CD-ROM same issue.
     
  15. cliffswallow

    cliffswallow MDL Novice

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    If you havent fixed it yet here's a post I wrote. I finally fixed mine:

    http //forums mydigitallife info/threads/25318-One-year-later-repaired-HP-dv9700t-from-a-bad-BIOS-flash?p=392025#post392025