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Notebook refuses to boot after BIOS update with no error codes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nomenclature_Man, Apr 10, 2015.

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  1. Nomenclature_Man

    Nomenclature_Man Thread Starter

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    Product Name: HP ENVY m7 j020dx
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    I attempted a BIOS update earlier today. After it finished, it said that the screen may be black and LED's may blink for a while after (I don't remember the exact wording). Well, the screen was still black after about 4 hours, so I turned it off, and now it refuses to boot. There are no beeps, no error codes, no POST, nothing, so I figure the BIOS must be corrupted or something. I've tried resets and the windows key+b trick with no luck. I've spent a few hours trying to figure out how to run a the BIOS from a USB, but info is a bit scarce, so I couldn't figure it out. So, what else can I try? I don't really have the time nor the money to send it in for repairs, but I need this computer for school by next week.

    Edit: A while ago, I had to restore my laptop which erased my HP_TOOLS partition. So, if anyone has the same or a similar laptop and still has their HP_TOOLS partition, a DL link would probably make this a lot easier to fix.
     
  2. renegade600

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    where did you get the bios update? I would suggest going to the website you got it from and see if there are instructions on fixing it if the install went bad.
     
  3. Nomenclature_Man

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    From the HP support assistant. But I've spent hours searching, and I can't find anything useful.
     
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  5. Nomenclature_Man

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    No, that didn't work. The file transfer light on the USB drive lit up for about 5 seconds, and nothing else happened.
     
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