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Bios corrupted...no power and totally dead.I was flashing the bios when it hanged and then I just tried to restart laptop and without thinking just took out the battery in the middle of the flashing and then I couldn't anymore power up and it has become totally dead. I tried all standard protocol on how to fix bios but to no avail...

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Repair a notebook BIOS take a lot time and cost a lot. ($100 shipping). Try to see if you can order a motherboard from ebay to replace it. biosxp.com and fix it, but may not worth.

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Replacing the battery of your motherboard (CMOS battery) Symptoms Replacement sequence Saving the BIOS data Identify the CMOS battery Removing the discharged battery Installing the new battery Verify the BIOS data and resetting it. doing this hope fully ur problem will be resolved or u will have to replace ur bios, first check if u getting the power light on ur laptop, when u turn on ur laptop

hope fully it wan't be a big issue ,relax

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