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Damaged Bios When I was upgrading the BIOS in my Satellite 1955-S807 the power went off resulting in the BIOS being damaged (apparently) I assume it was damaged because the instructions warned about making sure the power would not go off during the upgrade process. The laptop which was working beautifully for the last 3 years just died. A toshiba service repair center wanted to replaced the motherboard that costs more a new laptop. The question is: is there anyway to repair the damaged BIOS without having to replace parts, I understand it is a programming problem what I have not a hardware break as such. Thanks a lot

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  • Cesar Torres Jun 19, 2008

    Thanks for replying. I double checked the motherboard and in fact the chip is not removable, it comes soldered to the board. I believe I'm gonna have to let it go, rip it apart to use the memory and other usable parts and let it go, I was really satisfied with the laptop's performance but as you said that particular warning in small letters is just another way to mislead the consumer, due to the criticality of such upgrade it should not even be posted in the Toshiba's website. My advice for Toshiba owners!! Don't even try to upgrade the BIOS unless the computer is still under warranty. I lately found out that there wasn't a power outage in my area, it was just the laptop that turned itself off during the process. Let's just call it bad luck, so I don't make my day miserable. Thanks again

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In older machines you just replaced the BIOS chip with one that had been programmed outside of the motherboard. Newer computers don't have that luxury as the BIOS is often burnt into a chip that is soldered to the motherboard. Too expensive to have chips mounted by humans at the factory. Also, increases the depth of the motherboard and in today's designs, creates additional problems. Your tech at the service center is correct. The warning should be a WARNING!!!

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