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Bricked Motherboard

During a BIOS update on my Dell 660s on Windows 8.1, but during the update my PC bluscreened. Is there a way to refashion the BIOS without getting a new motherboard?

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RE: Bricked Motherboard

During a BIOS update on my Dell 660s on Windows 8.1, but during the update my PC bluscreened. Is there a way to refashion the BIOS without getting a new motherboard?

doodzeez

No, replacing the Dell motherboard is the only way.

Bev.

 


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RE: Bricked Motherboard

Bev. may be right, but you can try clearing BIOS:

  1. Power off, unplug
  2. Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
  3. Open case and remove motherboard battery
  4. Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
  5. Reinstall battery (right-side-up!)
  6. Close case and try to boot with only mouse, monitor and keyboard connected (and fingers x'd)

If you ran the BIOS update from inside Windows, but didn't disable your anti-malware software first, that could have caused the BSOD.

Ron

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doodzeez
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RE: Bricked Motherboard

Thanks! I'll try it when I get home. Also, if it helps any I have another Dell 660s, but not sure if same model #. Last, I did not realise autocorrect changed "reflash" to "refashion."

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doodzeez
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RE: Bricked Motherboard

No, I am sad, but it did not work. Smiley Sad
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RE: Bricked Motherboard

doodzeez

Best to buy another Inspiron 660s motherboard, as Dell's OEM copies of Windows that are factory installed, are tied to their BIOS.

Bev.

 


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doodzeez
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RE: Bricked Motherboard

It probably is, but I rather hear other methods before resorting to eBay. Smiley Tongue

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RE: Bricked Motherboard

During a BIOS update on my Dell 660s on Windows 8.1, but during the update my PC bluscreened. Is there a way to refashion the BIOS without getting a new motherboard?

AFAIK the BIOS can be reprovisioned at a repair facility.

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