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I attempted to upgrade the BIOS on my Dell Dimension C521 and it froze 18% into the update. I ended up powering it off and rebooting. It would not reboot. The power button stayed amber in color and no video on the screen I took out the battery, waited for 30 minutes to no avail. From what I read, the only option is a motherboard replacement.

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Yes the reason is if you update the bios but reboot when not complete
it erases flash then installs new bios probably got stuck on erasing only option is new motherboard sorry

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