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Hi, Today I opened my inspiron N5010 the fan was very loud so I updated the bios and when I was updating it my stupid brother (5 years old) removed the AC Charger and I have no battery so my laptop is died now

Note  (Warranty expired)

Any help please

I have work to do because I'm a website designer  😞

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Re: Bios Update failed

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Thank all I fixed it, I will give you the solution, Follow me Please

First Download the BIOS From the dell website, NOTE: the provided link is for N5010 Bios

ftp.us.dell.com/.../N5010A10.EXE

drag and drop to a CMD window hit space 1 time and type /writeromfile

repeat with /writehdrfile so it says

N5010A10.EXE /writehdrfile

rename n5010a10.hdr to N5010.HDR (per Phoenix Mod tool recovery filename) and put in usb fat32 stick. (i use sandisk cruzer 8gb and works on my inspiron 1520)

walah! files are written

or heres the A10 version

N5010.HDR www.mediafire.com

now the recovery method is tricky.

usually i can read the proper file name but in this one its not found. (Phoenix Mod tool found it N5010.HDR)

usualy if u save the hdr in usb FAT32 and take battery out and power.

plug in usb to rear or sides (try all)

hold the END key and plug in power cord.

(sometimes have to hold power button and END key)

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Hi Omar Mohamed,

We need to replace the mptherboard on the computer. As you said that the computer is out of warranty, contact expired warranty services for compatible part replacement (USA based):

http://dell.to/4LOBWi

Awaiting your response!

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Rajesh R
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Re: Bios Update failed

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Fine, no other solution like replacing bios chip ?

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Re: Bios Update failed

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Hi Omar,

I can understand that it can be very annoying when the system is not working when we need it to work.

Connect the AC Adapter to power socket and check if the light on it comes on. If yes, connect it to the system and try powering it on. If there is no light on the AC Adapter it indicates that it might have gone bad. Please try using an alternate good known AC adapter and check.

If the system still does not powers on, hardware replacement may be required. If you are in the USA, you may contact our Spare Parts and Accessories dept on 1-800-357-3355. Please  refer to the link for more information http://dell.to/YYkrcU.

If you are in a different region, Go to http://dell.to/QjjZDA select the country/region from the top, scroll down and click on 'Contact Dell Sales' to get the contact information.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.


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Re: Bios Update failed

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The BIOS chip can be reflashed externally - you'll need a shop that can unsolder it, flash it and resolder it.  It'll cost about $150 in the US to have this done - less than a mainboard replacement.

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That's a good idea (ejn63)

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Re: Bios Update failed

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ok  Saharsh K so, no bios chip replacement ?

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Thank all I fixed it, I will give you the solution, Follow me Please

First Download the BIOS From the dell website, NOTE: the provided link is for N5010 Bios

ftp.us.dell.com/.../N5010A10.EXE

drag and drop to a CMD window hit space 1 time and type /writeromfile

repeat with /writehdrfile so it says

N5010A10.EXE /writehdrfile

rename n5010a10.hdr to N5010.HDR (per Phoenix Mod tool recovery filename) and put in usb fat32 stick. (i use sandisk cruzer 8gb and works on my inspiron 1520)

walah! files are written

or heres the A10 version

N5010.HDR www.mediafire.com

now the recovery method is tricky.

usually i can read the proper file name but in this one its not found. (Phoenix Mod tool found it N5010.HDR)

usualy if u save the hdr in usb FAT32 and take battery out and power.

plug in usb to rear or sides (try all)

hold the END key and plug in power cord.

(sometimes have to hold power button and END key)

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Hi Omar,

Delighted to know that the issue is fixed. I appreciate you technical expertise and thank you for sharing the resolution with us.

Do reach out if you need any assistance in future, I'll be glad to assist.


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Re: Bios Update failed

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You are welcome any time sir Saharsh K

But

Is this a violation of the laws

The Solution i wrote ?

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