Toshiba a210-16f recovery problems

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by titbb, May 2, 2010.

  1. titbb

    titbb MDL Novice

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    Yes, the upgrade flash went wrong with me also, as so many i've seen.

    I tried getting 3 different bios versions from the internet, 2 from the toshiba site (2.0 and 2.1 i thought) and alaa200a.rom.

    When i make the crisis disk with the crisdisk.bat (even doing it in DOS) it copies all files on the floppy, also tried the different phflash versions. Older ones seem to actually load for 2 minutes, the newer ones tend to load for a few seconds then stops and starts loading again etc.

    Needless to say, all my efforts with those bios haven't paid off for one bit.

    When i put the notebook normally on, and when i press the Fn button on the keyboard, the Fn light actually lights up, but nothing else happens.

    Anyone who might have any idea what to do more, apart from buying a new bios chip?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    The only time i have recovered a bad bios on a Toshiba laptop was a long time ago. After many attempts i found this site http://web.telia.com/~u43311424/crisis-recovery-disk/ The info on this site worked for me. Read ithe contents very carefully and if your bios is a Phonenix theres a good chance it may work for you.
    Let us no how you get on.

    Mods - I am not sure if i am allowed to post external links. If i have done wrong then i applogise, and can you edit my post - Many Thanks bp1
     
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  3. titbb

    titbb MDL Novice

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    Thanks for that, but i already followed that step by step, unfortunately i didn't end up with a working notebook.

    The Fn light goes on on the keyboard, the hdd lights up briefly, the fan goes down pretty much, so it does everything that its supposed to do with a trashed bios. But for some reason it ain't working.

    I looked at bios versions again, but that should be just fine :S
     
  4. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    It seems that the boot block is looking for the bios. I am sorry but i have no further advice. Hopefully someone will come along with further help.
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    Fn F key to do recovery i believe.