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jpa studio
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2350 bios A02

I have a 2350, tried to upgrade bois to A02 did not work. I went ahead and downloaded the windows update for XP Pro which installed fine. I then tried the floppy again with the bois upgrade this time it seemed to work when I rebooted the machine it never came back on.

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PETER345
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Resetting the CMOS is about the only thing to try after the machine is dead following a BIOS flash.

By never came on, does that mean no lights? Or is the power indicator on? color? blinking? Any diagnostic lights?

Peter
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jpa studio
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Peter,

 

The lights come on and I can hear the fan running but I do not get a bois start up screen nor do I hear the hard drive spinning.

 

Ron

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PETER345
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Re: 2350 bios A02

What lights come on? What color is the power indicator? Is it blinking? Are the diagnostic (A-B-C-D on the back) on?

Peter
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jpastudio
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Peter, The power light is green and stays on The computer is in a BIOS failure recovery mode. A B C      yellowD             green What now Ron
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jpastudio
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Peter, The power light is green and stays on The computer is in a BIOS failure recovery mode. A B C      yellowD             green What now Ron 
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PETER345
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Re: 2350 bios A02

This is what the manual says:

 

Another type of failure has occurred.

Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.


 

I would try disconnecting all cards and see if that helps.


Otherwise you might have a motherboard problem.


 

Peter

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PETER345
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Did you ever reset the CMOS?
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jpastudio
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Peter,What I sent the other day was what I read from the Dell web site. I do not get any image on my monitor. I have no cards in this unit and I have tried to reset the CMOS. I had heard that their was a way to load a file on a floppy and try to start the machine that it was a bois file but one that would recreate  the bois on the motherboard board. Any ideas?Ron
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PETER345
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Re: 2350 bios A02

Yes, you can reload the BIOS from a floppy, but your machine has to boot first!  So, there is the catch 22!

Peter
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