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alessioc
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Dell Precision 5510 does not boot. Led flashing 2 white 2 amber. BIOS Recovery 2 does not work.

Hello,

I'm facing the following issue with a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with latest bios 1.2.14 A13. It appeared suddenly, I just rebooted a working system.

The laptop does not boot anymore and the Dell logo is not shown, however, the diagnostic battery led blinks 2 times white and 2 times amber.

According to the error table that I found here http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN295101/EN#2016_to_Present that means


System Board : BIOS, ROM Failure

and the suggested next steps are:

  • Flash BIOS to latest revision
  • If problem persists contact Tech Support for further troubleshooting

Did anyone had a similar experience?

How can I re-flash the BIOS from a non-booting machine?

I found some tricks for the Dell XPS 9350 (extracting HDR and ROM files from bios executable and plugging a USB drive) but they do not seem to apply to this laptop.

UPDATE

I found http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN300716/en but I'm still unable to recover the computer. I keep getting the 3:3 blinking pattern, even after I put the latest BIOS (renamed to 'BIOS_IMG.rcv') into a newly formatted FAT32 USB stick (2 GB). I also tried with different USB sticks, and both USB ports.

Any help is really appreciated

Best regards,

alessioc

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JDSX
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RE: Dell Precision 5510 does not boot. Led flashing 2 white 2 amber. BIOS Recovery 2 does not work.

I'm in the same exact predicament right now. Did you ever figure out how to trigger the BIOS recovery?

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