krgman101
2 Iron

Dell Inspiron 5455 BIOS Update Fail

Hi, i have a friend that is having a problem with his laptop.  He powers it on and it gives 7 beeps and shows a screen that says "Flash update failed" "Flash image invalid or not found" "System will reset in 5 seconds".

I know on HP Laptops there is an option to copy the files to a USB Drive and hold the WIndows key + B to start a recovery of the BIOS.

Is there a similar thing with dell machines that can be done or does he need to replace his motherboard?

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ejn63
5 Rhenium

Re: Dell Inspiron 5455 BIOS Update Fail

Seven beeps is a mainboard or CPU failure -- some Dell systems do support a BIOS recovery, but in this case, it sounds like the CPU or board is bad, and that's unlikely to work.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln300716/bios-recovery-options-on-a-dell-pc-or-tablet...

 

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krgman101
2 Iron

Re: Dell Inspiron 5455 BIOS Update Fail

Tried this and does not work.  Saddly is there any other way that we can recovery the BIOS of the machine? of it was a CPU problem how would it get to the BIOS of the machine?

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ejn63
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Re: Dell Inspiron 5455 BIOS Update Fail

You can try having a shop remove the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it -- but even that's not a guarantee if there's something else wrong with the board - or the CPU.

 

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