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Bios update failed, computer will not start

I updated my bios and it failed during install. Computer shows AC power and hard drive lights but does not come on. Computer runs the fan and makes a soft clicking sound and that is all.
Prior to attempted bios update, it would not charge battery and showed 100% charge when battery was in fact dead. Toshiba offered a fix with bios update and that lead to this problem.
Can I fix this without having to replace motherboard?

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  • Gerard Pereira
    Gerard Pereira Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, which occurred after I flashed the BIOS on a Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094. Can I purchase a new BIOS chip and install it on the Motherboard or do I need to purchase a new motherboard? Motherboards seem hard to fine.... Thanks for your help.

  • ningreingam May 11, 2010

    how to replace the BIOS ?

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Pankaj_dic,

Do you mean to replace the motherboard or the Bios? I assume you mean the motherboard.

I've been researching the possiblity of having a new bios chip put on the motherboard instead of the cost of a new motherboard (300+ install).

Thank you for the quick response.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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The bios of your motherboard has gone , replace it,

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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