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I updated my BIOS and would like to put my Sony VGCRB44G back to original sony BIOS...Can it be done?

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It's not easy to downgrade a bios, especially a Sony one.
Why did you want to downgrade?

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This issue can still be fixed. However, the only way to fix this is to bring the machine to Sony Vaio's Authorized Service Center. Reflashing the system's BIOS can only be done inside Windows. But because of the state of your machine reflash is not possible. People from the Service Center need to have physical access to your machine so they can reflash your BIOS and put it back to it's original state. They do have a special tool needed to do the whole process. Kindly call Sony's phone support to check out the nearest available service center in your area. You may contact them at:

Priority Service: 239-768-7669 Toll Free Service: 1-888-476-6972

They are open 24/7.

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If the battery is not a Sony battery but an equivalent, the Sony may not recognize it as there is not the specified "bit" of information built in to it. It maybe just totally flat in which case it will take a number of hours on charge to get it recognized.
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Unfortunately, if a VAIO is not turning up after a failed BIOS update, the only option is to flash the original BIOS. This is only done at Sony service center.

You need to contact a Sony service center near your area. it get the BIOS flashed.

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i think you do not now how to flash the bios.
first you need the program "wbflash.exe" also you need the xxx.bin file (thad are the bios data) in the program you have to select the xxx.bin file for update the bios if you have done the program screen wil checq the bios and ask for saving old bios if you say yes than thad wil be done after thad you can update the bios with the new one (xxx.bin)if this are done you computer wil restart and the yob are fixed.
NOTE LOOK OUT !!!! if you do not have the right or rong bin file and you update your bios with it the computer wil restat and wil not turn on than you have a bigger problem and it are not reversebile .
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http://www.chat11.com/Bios_Upgrade_Instructions_For_Sony_Vaio_PCG_TR3A

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