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Bios is damaged

When i turn on my laptop , it appears on the screen
Bios is damaged (call ur serviceman)
serviceman! place maintenance disk in drive and press any key when ready.

where do i get maintenance disk?????????

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You will need to go to the website download the bios and the setup utility , place them on a floppy or CD , possibly a USB drive. Re boot to re flash your Bios

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Online pc scan


You could run the chkdsk disk utility
Click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your Hard Drive.
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if the problem is still persisting
Your computer's BIOS screen can be incredibly useful when you need to make certain hardware or system configurations.
How to access the BIOS on your laptop varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model.
Even though Acer laptops are created by the same manufacturer, not all models access BIOS in the same manner.
While accessing the BIOS setup screen in and of itself is not difficult all you need to do is press a key the difficulty is in figuring out which key to hit.
Restart or power on the laptop.
Hit the "Pause/Break" key the moment the Acer boot screen (not the OS start-up screen) appears.
If the OS start-up screen appears before you can hit Pause/Break, you will need to restart the laptop.
Press "F2" or "Del" to access the BIOS set-up screen.
Depending on the age of your Acer laptop, you may need to instead press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Esc" simultaneously to access BIOS.
Using the arrow keys navigate failsafe or optimized defaults press F10 to safe to cmos and exit to restart.

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Bios(block 3) is damaged


https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/507723
..error message:
Bios (Block 3) damaged. Contact serviceman.
Happens on Toshiba laptops trying to install Ubuntu.
Not fixed after creating floppy disk with v1.30 of BIOS flash rom.
No known solutions yet.

Nov 05, 2011 | Toshiba Portege 4005 (PP400U-002G2JB_1) PC...

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I have problem with my laptop hp 530.He do not see hard disc ! The hard disc was cheked separately and it is not ok.I had put an another hard disc (new)in laptop and also he do not see hard disc. I need...


dude did u check ur bios settings. in ur bios setiings u will b having boot options set harddisk in it.

 

take a camera and click potos of wat error msg it shows and then mail me on

mr.hardhik@gmail.com

 

if ur able to get into bios then change it.

 

orelse have an lapi of ur frnd on his webcam place near ur system and come online on a decide time and i will try n help u out

 

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Ok,was starting and then shuting itself off,now it starts, all of the lights are on,but no boot and black screen. for a HP DV6000


most commonly this is called a bios loop, this is due to the fact of a currupted bios command or a damaged cpu. to eliminate bios you must disconnect battery and cmos battery usually located where memory is, cmos battery is a small cable attached to a metal disk. unattach hard drive and restart computer. after restart shut down computer and reattach battery. again start computer without hard drive. if bios screen does not appear and same sceneario occurs then your CPU is fried. If bios screen does appear and you reinstall hard drive and get same boot error then your boot sector of hard drive is gone.

Due to black screen at boot and boot loop I would say ypur cpu is gone.

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Bios damaged


You are fortunate that your BIOS has a built-in recovery procedure. However, you will need a working floppy drive to recover the damaged BIOS.

Do you know what BIOS microcode you're using? Specifically, do you have an Award, AMI, or Phoenix BIOS? (Or some other one?)

Award, AMI, and Phoenix all have different procedures for recovering the BIOS. Once you know which one you have, search Google for "XXXX BIOS recovery" (Where XXXX is Award, AMI, or Phoenix).

Typically, the procedure includes placing a BIOS file onto a floppy, renaming it to a specific name (like AMIBOOT.ROM) and inserting that floppy into the drive.

Jul 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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This message is seen on the laptop screen BIOS Damaged! Serviceman: Place maintenance disk in drive and press any key when ready.


Hi,
The maintenance disk was simply a floppy with rewritten code on the first few sectors that bypassed any kind of checksum or self-diagnostic. Useful if you lost or forgot your BIOS password. Also let the tech into the bios to look at settings before replacing the chip. Back then it was cost effective. Nowadays they just replace the whole dang shebang.
Here are your main options, in order of attempt:

1. Hold down esc key when booting, see if you can get into bios. If not...
2. Remove battery and disconnect ac adapter
3. Gently disassemble case until you find a round coin-like battery
4. Go out, buy replacement battery, replace battery, then reverse step 3 and 2

If these steps fail, you've a bad BIOS chip, you could try to ...
5. ebay it.

Hope this helps!

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Acer Travel/Mate C100 will not boot up.


ur hard drive may be damaged or windows corrupted. reinstall window this may solve

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Damaged Bios


Please mention the model number

Nov 25, 2008 | Toshiba Portege 3480CT Notebook

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Maintenance Disk for toshiba.


Hello tom

The disc should have come with the laptop, I beleave you can order a new one from toshiba.

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