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Toshiba P100 JR1E will not boot at all.

I bought a Laptop for my wife and she said it was doing a self bios update and half way through it went dead now it won't boot at all. I replaced the nVidia 7300 go with a 7600 from the same model and it still won't boot. All I get is a black screen and the hd lite flashes 3 times and stops.. I paid 2500.00 for it from London Drugs and as a result of them being " it has to be user error" and not taking responsiblity for their products. So now I need to Know how to fix it with out selling my first and possibly second born.

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When doing a BIOS update, known as a firmware update, the process should never be stopped. But your wife has learned that.
What you need to do is go on the web and find the latest firmware update onto a bootable cd and install it. When you install a firmware update, you need to have the AC adapter plugged into wall socket.
You should be able to find the firmware update at Toshibas' website.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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New BIOS fixes incorrect power-on password prompt Document ID: 98082329 Posted Date: 08/21/07 Last Updated: 08/21/07 Category: ACPI, BIOS, Password Distribution: Public Applicable Models: Satellite P100-ST7111, P100-ST7211, P100-ST9212, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9732, P100-ST1072, P100-ST9762, P100-ST9772, P100-ST9752, P100-ST9742, P100-ST9712, P100-ST9012, P105-S921, P105-S9312, P105-S6074, P105-S6034, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S9722, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S9339, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6158, P105-S6148, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6024, P105-S6054, P105-S6014, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P105-S6002, P105-S931 << hide Use of any software made available for download from this system constitutes your acceptance of the Export Control Terms and the terms in the Toshiba end-user license agreement both of which you can view before downloading any such software.
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