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Installed wrong version bios on HP 530

I installed the HP 550 Notebook bios onto my HP 530 bios, now when powered up, just the charging LED ( when charger plugged in ) Shows , as well as the power LED, but no sign of any activity.

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Hey Abhisek,

    So if i open the laptop and remove the cmos battery, its going to reset the bios or just rom ?

    See i was updating all my drivers from the HP site, but what i didnt realize is I have a HP 530, and was installing HP 550. Stupid mistake, and cant believe i didnt pick it up. Anyways im sure im not the only person whose installed the wrong version of a bios.

    Thanks, will try the battery and let you know .


  • salut89 May 15, 2009

    I have the same problem I installed a wrong bios for my hp 530 and the bios got locked. when ever I start the laptop it asks for the password ..I tried restarting the cmos by taking of the RTC battery but it didnt work .....can any one please help????

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Any one ??



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U can try reseting the BIOS.onlyt option is taking out the CMOS battery and then putting it back but in tat case u hav to open up u r keyboard ,,its a bit risky,,so u better call up tech support for locationg the CMOS battery

Posted on May 14, 2009


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