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Upgrading BIOS on T61 with dead battery

Q: Upgrading BIOS on T61 with dead battery

Can I upgrade the BIOS on my T61 if it has a dead battery?

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A:Dead Cpu....Upgrading Bios?

Axemanant said:

After ascertaining that it was compatible with my motherboard i bought an intel Core 2 duo E6750.
Click to expand...
How did you ascertain this...because there is no mention of E6750 support for that board on MSI's own site.
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A:How do I update BIOS on my ThinkPad with a dead Battery?

I have an about 3 y/o ThinkPad. It has been few times that I have called support center in my country and recieved professional help without any cost, despite they said in the machine voice that "any support after 30 of perchase will be charged"; they are nice when you have a short question like this.

Try them; call your local IBM or Lenovo support center!

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A:Will BIOS gone if CMOS battery is left till it's dead

"I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct?"...

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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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A:dead battery

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I don't recommend taking apart a new laptop that is under warranty.  You need to call support or return it
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A:Dead Internal Battery

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Message was edited by: toshiba_dan

A:Equium P200D-139 - battery seems to be dead

> the laptop will only work with the charger plugged in and if the charger is pulled out then the laptop shuts off.

Yes, this looks like the battery needs to be replaced.
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A:Dead power supply and BIOS

The driver info is stored on the hard drive though.
You could check on the BIOS to make sure there is nothing disabling the devices, as the power supply failure could have caused problems.

You have to consider that the power supply failure could have actually damaged the devices or the motherboard though, as a prime cause.
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Are there any suggestions? And, if there aren't, do I have to buy a new mobo?

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A:help: need to reset bios, HP laptop dead

What's the complete model number of that HP G70?
There should be a dash and additional characters after G70 that comprises the complete model number.

What's the exact part/product number(P/N) on it?

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what should i do now? it doesnt have a floppy drive, which many guides require, so i'm not sure what to do..

also i dont have much money

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Hey there.

I have a very very weird problem with my comp. It ran fine yesterday (playing diablo 2) for about 6 hours. Today, within seconds of starting d2 I see a wealth of artifacts and VPU recover (I have a Radeon 9800 pro) kicks in, effectivly causing me to re-boot. However when I try to re-boot, nothing happens. I get a power light on the case, and my drives spin up, however nothing else happens. If I remove the ram from my computer, it beeps at me with I assume is the "no ram" message. Any Ideas what could be causing this?

ChinaTech VNF350 mb
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A:VPU recover leads to dead bios

your board (assuming it's a chaintech), coming from a maker known for thier low quality, would be a big suspect. and without ram the machine shouldn't work at all, taking it out is pointless.
attempt resetting the bios and/or taking the battery out for more than 10 minutes.
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I read about using AFLASH.exe... the only problem is I have my computer set to boot from the CDROM first and not the floppy A: drive. I cleared CMOS with the jumper, I reboot pressing F2, F8, Delete, anything....nothing seems to work.

Any ideas what happened and what I can do to get the computer working again?



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I'm not to computer smart, so please be detailed
Any help would be greatly appreciated