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Nc6000 I can not get nc6000 to boot or get info on screen. Bought from fellow Ebayer and he/she stated that the BIOS was hacked, so laptop hasn't worked since. Any help?.?.

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A popular pastime for NC6000 owners is to try and patch (hack) the BIOS to allow for Wifi cards outside the boundary of the existing whitelist. I fear this is what's happened in your case.

I had one with the same problem, so I desoldered the PLCC EPROM, reprogrammed it and fixed it back on using a socket solution (so if it happened again I could just remove the chip with a PLCC extractor). It's not for the faint of heart and if you've never done something like this, I recommend not making this your first project!

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Have you tried attaching an external monitor and using the <FN> key with the F? key (mine is F5) to toggle between internal and external video?

If still nothing download latest Bios update and try to flash to that.(if you don't have a multi-bay floppy drive you may have to invest in a USB floppy.

or Try ebay for parts

Posted on May 10, 2008


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Turn the computer off in the normal way.

Turn the computer on, tapping the F2 key [it might not be F2, could be esc, F1 F8 or F10, depends on the make and specific model of your PC, for my HP desktops it's F2] a few times each second. This should enable you to enter the BIOS set-up (which key to press) (see;_ylt=A0LEV2bavtZTVmcAjVFLBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bTVyc3Q3BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUFVLMDdfMQ--?qid=20071012195523AAXHNK3)
Look at he screen carefully while you do this, because the computer often tells you how to enter the BIOS setup during the start-up process, but the information isn't the for very long: you may have noticed this while you starting the computer all those times in the past.

Once in the BIOS set-up navigate to BOOT options or something like that. You may have to work your way every option (there aren't that many) to find it. Once there it will show a list of places to boot from - these are typically the hard drive, the optical disk drive, and the USB port, you may even have eSATA option. These will be in order. Change the order to make the laptop try to boot from a USB device first. Now exit the BIOS set-up saving the change to the boot device order. If there isn't a USB device when you next boot the laptop will just try the second device on the list. If you start up the computer with a bootable USB device in a USB port, it will boot from that device. (eg a flash memory drive)

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Here is the home support page at HP for your notebook, and here is the startup troubleshooter with detailed steps to work through that will help you to diagnose the problem. (See also here, possibly here.)
Since the bios is not completely, you may have a failed hardware device or conflict, and could try removing the optical drives and booting that way. You can download a service manual for your notebook from the hp home site above, or contact HP directly for guided assistance.
See also this general startup troubleshooting article that may help you to zero in on the source of this problem....and here's a somewhat dated but worthy boot troubleshooter, with good reference info.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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I found a homepage with a load of Backdoor passwords, - one of them will bypass you forgotten BIOS password. If you dont know your type, you´ll have to try them all out, or untill you hit the right one:

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