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emachines e640g bios recovery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mangus, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. mangus

    mangus Thread Starter

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    Hi, recently my emachines notebook bios crashed when I trying to update them and windows freeze. Since then, i can't even turn it on. I heard that corrupted bios can be recovered by using flash drive. Maybe someone knows anything else which help me to fix my notebook.
     
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  3. DoubleHelix

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    Some motherboards have a BIOS recovery feature. OEM computers usually do not, and I don't see anything on eMachines' website. I do see a big warning against upgrading the BIOS unless instructed by customer service. I'm guessing that wasn't the case here.

    You'll probably need to buy a new laptop.
     
  4. mangus

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    Well, I am going to take this laptop to local service to repair it, but I wanted to try repair it by myself. Looking in the net, I found this blog http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html . Well this is for acer laptop but I try to do this for my emachines with latest bios which I found for my laptop. As I saw, somekind of progress is going because laptop won't shut down by itself as it was doing when usb flash is not inserted. But I can wait for an hour or more, nothing is going on. I think, if I know how to rename bios file correctly, maybe bios recovery will be successful.
     
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    I think you are going to be stuck with a non-working laptop. Is there a reason why you were trying to update the BIOS? ws it to correct a problem with the original bios? Add some hardware compatibility? Or as seen many times "because a newer BIOS was available"?

    The problem you have experienced is why avoiding if possible Flashing the BIOS unless it corrects a problem or adds Component Compatibility (usually Processor support)
     
  6. mangus

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    Well, I have reason to update the bios and that reasons was that laptop sometimes turned off automatically, so I hope that the bios update will fix that problem.
     
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    Randomly powering off indicates either overheating or hardware failure. It's definitely not something that should exist as a "bug" until a BIOS update is released.

    You posted a 3-year-old link to a completely different computer. As I said, some motherboards have BIOS recovery features. OEM systems rarely do, although it appears that Acer model does. If there isn't one specifically for your eMachines computer, then that isn't an option. I wouldn't waste money on taking it in for repairs. They'll do the same web search you and we can do. When they find nothing, they'll charge you for time and tell you that you have to replace the motherboard. That will cost more than the laptop is worth.
     
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