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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-cpu-upgrading-bios.1021794/
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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!

Good luck,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-update-bios-on-my-thinkpad-with-a-dead-battery.734840/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Updating-bios-with-a-dead-battery-on-a-TP-i-Series-1721-2627-721/td-p/50201
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I suspect the BIOS is corrupted because the baterry is left dead for too long. Is my theory correct? Please advice. Thanks.
 

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?"...

I would say yes. This doesn't happen all the time, but in your case, after a new battery was installed, no POST is a bad sign... Did you try resetting the CMOS by moving a motherboard jumper? Is the CPU and memory supported by the motherboards model? Was the CMOS battery totally dead or did it show some DC voltage?

I just repaired a Compaq desktop computer that was built in September 1999. It had an AMD K6 550MHz CPU. The CMOS battery was bad, but it still showed 1.3 volts DC. It should have been 3.0 volts. A new battery brought this old baby back to life
 

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However, since the upgrade, my laptop battery drains after I have switched the laptop off. Therefore I'm having all kinds of issues starting the laptop in the morning and I am afraind this behaviour will lead to a disfunctioning laptop rather soon.
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A:Motherboard not charging battery or battery dead

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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

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Awfully strange!

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A:battery dead

Welcome to the Forum!
Leaving your laptop plugged in the entire time will dramatically decrease your battery life., and so it isn't the best thing to do..

Good luck!
Nommy

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A:Dead battery?

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A:dead battery

have a read here
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-battery.1046499/
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A:Solved: Took little battery out, now its dead

is this now solved ?
IF not would you click on the button at the top of the post "mark unsolved"

taking the battery out of the motherboard has reset the bios- it may need reconfiguring for that motherboard
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-took-little-battery-out-now-its-dead.934062/
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A:Dead Internal Battery

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A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

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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.
My 6 years old battery is dead too.
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That?s nothing unusual?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71952-Equium-P200D-139-battery-seems-to-be-dead
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A:Laptop wont turn on- dead battery?

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I think I posted this in the wrong forum I reposted in Hardware forum--you can delete this
 

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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19987696
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Ideapad-U530-touch-screen-Battery-dead/td-p/3341723
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A:Toshiba Satellite Click mini - Dock battery dead on arrival

Ok partially solved the issue via dismantling the device.

I pried open the tablet taking care not to break the ribbons that are connected to either side.
Swapped the batteries over.
Put the tablet on charge (with the fully depleted battery)
it started charging (power adaptor also got warm)
Left it for an hour or so (was then at 55% battery life)
swapped back the batteries

The issue still here is that when the tablet is fully charged 100% and in the keyboard dock. I assume the keyboard dock will then get charged. Unfortunately it is mentioning.. Not charging....

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?84787-Toshiba-Satellite-Click-mini-Dock-battery-dead-on-arrival
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A:Battery Problems After Upgrading to Windows 10

After charging for an hour, my battery reached beyond %10.


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A:not sure if the BIOS is dead/gone

If you are getting no activity at all I suspect the psu is at fault.
The only real easy way to tell is replace it with a known working one
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/not-sure-if-the-bios-is-dead-gone.603174/
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A:Aspire TC-220 dead bios

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http://community.acer.com/t5/Aspire-Desktops/Aspire-TC-220-dead-bios/td-p/389937/jump-to/first-unread-message
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http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/bio-04.html
 

A:No more dead BIOS after updates!

Most people don't know that on just about any board with an ISA slot (granted most newer boards do not have ISA slots) you can still boot even if your bios is trashed if you have an ISA video card, and then reflash it from there.


 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-more-dead-bios-after-updates.4958/
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A:dead and corrupted bios

and welcome to the Forum

Where did you get the BIOS flash? . . what version didyou flash to? . . why did you flash the BIOS?

What is the Brand/Model of the PC?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dead-and-corrupted-bios-271898.html
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A:After upgrading to Windows 7, laptop battery is acting strange

Will Window 7 is more graphic intensive and consume more power than your old XP?

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The driver info is stored on the hard drive though.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-power-supply-and-bios.325129/
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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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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-need-to-reset-bios-hp-laptop-dead.1159156/
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/vpu-recover-leads-to-dead-bios.25149/
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thanks