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How do you flash your bios? Current system Dell D505 Laptop. (Problem) Scroll lock, Number Lock & Caps lock are lighted after computer boots & remain in that same state. Now Jose REPLIED (thank you Jose) I have to flash Bios? Any step by step instructions? Thanks in advance for your help? Where was fix ya when i was paying all these service techs when i didnt have too? Glad there here now.

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Flashing the bios is just simply installing an updated version of bios, you can try to install this one : http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R138835&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D505&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=4836&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=5&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=1&fileid=185806

just click on download now, continue and follow the prompts , the computer should restart and when it turns back on, it should work.

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You don't flash your BIOS to edit the NUM lock key, you get into BIOS and change the setting from NUM LOCK ON to NUM LOCK OFF. YOu enter th eBIOS area and edit the NUM ock setting, scroll keys aren't in there, so I am not sure what you are experieincing with them
If you have to ask you shouldn't be messing around with your BIOS, or even worse Flashing it, you could do a lot of damage if you don't know what you are doing.

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Here is the link to the Dell D505 Bios download page and instructions. Be sure that this is the correct one for your computer or you will make your laptop un-usable if you install the wrong BIOS!!!!



http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R138835&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D505&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=4836&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=5&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=1&fileid=185806






The file D505_A11.EXE is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments.



    1. Click Download now.
      The File Download window appears.


    2. Click the Save button.
      The Save As window appears.

    3. Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

    4. Click the Save button.
      A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

    5. If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.




    NOTE: Shut down all other applications prior to running the BIOS update utility. The update utility reboots your system in order to get the new BIOS loaded.








    1. Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled D505_A11.EXE.

      The Dell Bios Flash window appears


    2. Click the Continue button.

      The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.

    3. Click the OK button.

      The system will restart and the Bios Flash will be completed.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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