Toshiba nb200-110: bios SEMI-BRICKED?

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  1. crimsom

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    #1 crimsom, Nov 5, 2010
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    Hi to all! i've a toshiba nb200-110 semi-bricked: i can power on it, i can surf through the bios, i can switch any setting but when i can't boot! in fact after the bios, i have black screen. if i try to go to boot menu (f12) i've always black screen! what can i do? bios version is 1.20. i've created a crysis disk with last bios (2.10), it seems to flahs porperly but at the reboot i've always bios 1.20

    sorry for my bad english

    P.S. I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE RESET THE BIOS WITH THE "JP1" JUMPER UNDER THE RAM (BECAUSE THEY FORGOT THE PASSWORD) .BEFORE THIS OPERATION, THE NETBOOK HAS WORKED WITHOUT PROBLEMS!
     
  2. crimsom

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    please help me
     
  3. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    If the latest BIOS didn't flash, then the version of phlash16.exe is incorrect. You'll need to find either the latest 1.7.0.0 or one provided by Toshiba.
     
  4. crimsom

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    #4 crimsom, Nov 7, 2010
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    hi tqhoang, thanks for your reply. phlash16 1.7.0.0 found! so here's my steps:

    usb key 1gb formatted with hp tools and win98boot files (COMMAND.COM, KERNEL.SYS)

    - bios 2.10 renamed BIOS.WPH

    - autoexec.bat compiled like this:

    echo off
    PHLASH161700.EXE BIOS.WPH /O /Force /X /C /S

    bios without battery

    fn+b

    power supply connected

    power on

    usb is read for 2 second but nothing else

    i've tried with a floppy usb and it seems better: floppy make a lot of sounds for a couple of minutes than it stops, but the screen remains black. so i've to disconnect and riconnect the power supply but when i enter into the bios i always have bios "1.20"

    what can i do???
     
  5. openfly

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  6. NICK@NUMBER11

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    Make a bootable CD and use the above version, you will be ok then
     
  7. crimsom

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    i'm going crazy:

    i've downloaded the based bios update, created the disk and boot with fn+b: it doesn't read anything

    so i've created a new floppy with crisis disk and overwrite bios.wph and phlash16.exe with bios.wph and phlash16 from the based bios update. it read a couple of minute but bios is still 1.20
     
  8. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    DOS uses 8.3 filenames. Rename your "phlash161700.exe" to something like "ph161700.exe" and then update your autoexec.bat.
     
  9. crimsom

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    if i create a crisis disk with a floppy autoexec.bat is unusefull right?
     
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  11. openfly

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    #11 openfly, Nov 8, 2010
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    you can replace bios.wph or something, forget about autoexec.bat.
    crysis disk dont need autoexec.bat.
    if you just copy and paste phlash16, it wont read crisys disk.

    make crysis disk with toshiba supplied phalsh version and bios.wph
    and press with key combination.

    interested to buy your broken netbook with cheap price. :)
     
  12. crimsom

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    what you said, is the first thing that i've done but it doesnt work!!

    floppy inserted

    win+b

    connect power supply

    turn on

    fan very fast

    floppy make noise for a couple of minutes

    fan speed down

    disconnect power supply (otherwise netbook doesn't turn off)

    reconnect power supply

    turn on

    bios 1.20 still :(
     
  13. crimsom

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    yes, done but....

    youtube.com/watch?v=WvRbMZzVVZ8
     
  14. openfly

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    I don't know your toshiba Part Number PLL20U/23U/25U/28U or PLL20E?

    According to readme from the bios file, it said that ACPI Flash BIOS version 2.10 for mini notebook NB200/NB205 (PLL20U/23U/25U/28U)

    but I guess that these have same bios file as avaa210a.rom,
    It has different file date, compared with dos and windows version.
    need to make sure it.

    When you are doing crisys recovery, it require 5 or 10 min more, since it stop reading floppy disk.

    Try with different phlash16 versions which has included in the crisis disk.
    You should make crisys disk with each different version, do not just copy and paste.
     
  15. crimsom

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    nothing...it's a mission impossible....

    tried with this crysis disk

    4shared.com/get/dqVdaRgU/Phoenix_Crisys_Disk.html

    and all phlash16 version, nothing

    tried with this crysis disk version

    rapidshare.com/files/410963513/CrisDisk.zip.html

    and bios 2.10 but nothing. i've redownloaded last bios from the italian website (so that i can't do mistake about wrong bios version)

    it.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=IT&toshibaShop=false&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT_ID=1067525

    but nothing! floppy is read for about 5 minutes, than it stop, fan goes down but netbook doesn't reboot itself
     
  16. openfly

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    #19 openfly, Nov 11, 2010
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    I think it has malfunction or broken something on the netbook, as like screen faulty.

    You can connect external monitor and check that it is still blank screen to external monitor, or not, when you press (f12) or after bios show up.

    if you can see screen on external monitor as normal, flash bios with newest one on dos environment.
    if it is same blank as LCD screen on external monitor, it might be damaged when you have short cut to reset password. also need to consider memory faulty.
     
  17. crimsom

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    #20 crimsom, Nov 11, 2010
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    YOU ARE GENIOUS!!!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    THANK YOU THANK YOU