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Today i pressed power button while inserting the ac power and right after i pressed end button and after 4 second there is 7 contunuously bip but nothing else.

Still waiting  for some help.

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I´ve done everything suggested in this forum but no success. After I applied the latest bios update (A12) mi Vostro 3700 just won't work. When I turn it on all it does is make 4 beeps and nothing.

But, after reading this more carefully, I got to fix my laptop.

1) follow the instructions on how to recover bios from usb flash drive, exactly as they are, keeping in mind that you need to use a 2 Gb or less flashdrive, formated to FAT32.

2) not all usb ports work with the plugin end button combination. For my Vostro 3700, the second one on the left did it.

Thanks to everyone.

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I have vostro 3700.

First I I tryed this with 16GB flash but later  2GB flash drive (without led), but it does noting.

Formatted FAT32, only file in there is "Winery70.hdr". Holding down END button, tryed every USB plug but no luck..

Is there something what I can try?

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I'm having the same problem.

Vostro 3700 failed to flash with 3700_A12

I'm using a 1GB USB-Stick, FAT32

Files on Stick: 3700_a10.hdr copied to winery70.hdr and 3700_a10.rom

By holding the "End"-Button and putting in the powercable, the fan howls but nothing happens.

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tuve el mismo problemas  seguí los pasos indicados y me funciono perfectamente

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Thanks a lot for this help !! You save my life ( and the life of a computer). I try this for a VOSTRO 3700 and it's ok.

Thk from france

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Hi buddy, Could you solve the BIOS update problem? I have the same problem

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2017 and you're still helping people! I went to flash the A12 BIOS on a Vostro 3700 running a fresh install of Windows 10 1703 and during the update screen went blank and it never came back on. Formatted a flash drive from my spare 2006 iMac as FAT 32 - MBR in Disk Utility, extracted the winery70.hdr to the drive and plugged it in holding the end key. Came right up and flashed! Next thing you know it's back into Windows 10 all happy again!

Thank you!

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Hello all.  Here's a link to an unlocked A12 BIOS that has allowed Windows 10 installs to work.  Mostly with Win 7 drivers.  

I opted to still with Windows 7 64 bit, but I did update the bios to see is it would allow me to finally use the eSATA port.  After much trial and error and taking some chances with some newer Intel drivers, I can now watch video, surf the net and transfer from USB to eSATA (BlacX Thermaltake Duet) all at the same time with NO GLITCHES, hangs or noticeable performance issues.  Last things to get working are the USB 3.0 Expresscard and testing the use of both ports on the BlacX at the same time.  

forum.notebookreview.com/.../

I'll see what I can do to get a system config and driver version list, as well as my BIOS settings.  There are choices on the BIOS that I have no clue about still.  Highly recommended.  Feels like I got a new system.  

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August 2017 and you're still helping people!

I went to flash the A12 BIOS on a friend's Vostro 3500 running a fresh install of Windows 10 1703 and during the update, screen went blank and it never came back on. After five(5) calls to five (5) different Dell tech support "dummy's" located in India ending all with the same  recommendation "replace motherboard. Cost 350 $ CND" I went on the WEB, located your solution. Formatted a 8GB flash drive as FAT 32, extracted the winery70.hdr to the drive and plugged it in holding the end key. Came right up and flashed! Next thing you know it's back into Windows 10 all happy again!

Thank you from Canada

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