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Emachines laptop bios problems

I cant get my emachines W4605 laptops bios to recognize any drives(hdd, dvdrom) and when i go into the bios the HDD firmware version is just a blur of dots. I have no idea what is wrong with the computer, it got it at an auction. it has a phoenix bios, version 67.08.00

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  • mike_micro Apr 23, 2009

    I checked the connections, and they all seem to be fine. and under the boot uptions there is one called usb key and another called usb hdd, and usb cdrom, but none of them do anything or show anything with the usb stick plugged in.

  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the connections to the drives? There should be a data cable and a power connection. If it is an IDE drive, the cable will be wide and flat with a red stripe down one side. The Red stripe marks pin 1 and the cable is attached so that the red stripe is next to the power connection. Also check to see that the other end of the data cables are firmly connected to the motherboard.

    If the BIOS isnew enough to detect USB devices, you can try plugging in a memory stick to see if that is detected.

    Test that and let me know and I'll try to help more.

    ~ Spoem



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