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Cannot access to bios when you turn on,only a cursor that blink you can see.

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The blinking cursor signals the fact that the BIOS can't load the OS from the hard disk. Reset the BIOS by removing the battery for 5 minutes then start again keeping the F2 key pressed. If the BIOS doesn't shows then the motherboard is dead, replace it.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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