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    alienware Bios

    Hello this is a very specific question.

    I have a project of fixing the bios issue on an old-ish alien-ware laptop. A friends PC

    I know enough that alienware have lock down the bios. I was wondering if its a waste of time or I can I re-flash the bios on them or is it a hardware issue.

    emailed dell/alien-ware waiting on a response but I'll think they say I need a new MB. I'm not sure if if a corrupt bios or a broken chip.

    if anyone can help that would be great.

    NB pc turns on but say no bios detected and thats it. can't press f2 for bios cause noting happens

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    Re: alienware Bios

    to start you would need to open her up and pull the hard drives and optical drives then remove the bios battery to see if it starts.

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    Re: alienware Bios

    Ok will do this tomorrow and post back

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    Re: alienware Bios

    I'd try a power drain first, AC adaptor and battery out, then hold the power button for 15 seconds to completely drain the power, reinsert battery and AC try to power on.

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    Re: alienware Bios

    having some trouble trying to take this laptop apart. will post back, I have since spoken to my friend he said the it shop he took it to said it was a fault bios chip.

    alienware area 51m 7700 motherbaord
    has a clevo d900t MB
    i can't find a bios for it yet to reflash. need to finish taking it apart tomorrow, but a shop on ebay do sell new bios chips.

    i think i just need to get the revision no. off the MB.
    Last edited by _alias; 20-03-2011 at 11:16 PM. Reason: grammer

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    Re: alienware Bios

    anyone got a guide to dismantling the

    alienware area 51m 7700

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    Re: alienware Bios

    http://www.paralaptop.com/others/fix...e-area-51.html

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6640365_remo...66-laptop.html

    we use this thing called google

    fingers crossed those guides are close enough to give you a hand with popping the covers off ?

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    Re: alienware Bios

    having a bad google day, spend ages and could not find what i was looking for thanks

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