08-19-2012 10:47 AM
Oh, sweet! I have the same problem with it restarting, you can read about it here:
How do you hard reset/CMOS reset?
No diskette drive on my 6710b, only usb and cd.
cd is too slow, computer restarts before cd loads.
haven't tried usb yet.
I need a way to stop it from restarting, I think this is what i need.
08-19-2012 12:03 PM
I going to try explain You whole procedure:
Recovering the BIOS:
1. You will need the External USB Floppy Drive and formatted diskette.
2. Download ROMPaq utility for your notebook type from HP drivers website. This utility will create diskette with BIOS file.
3. Remove battery and power supply from your bricked notebook. Make Hard reset (Pressing power button for 30s), CMOS reset (remove small battery powering BIOS settings for few minutes, its located under keyboard) It's not necessary but I recommend
4. Connect External USB Floppy Drive with inserted diskette including bios file, to USB port on the left side.
5. Press "Win" + "B" buttons on keyboard and hold.
6. Connect power supply to your notebook and turn it on pressing power button. You must hold "Win" + "B" buttons still pressed.
7. After notebook turning ON should blink CapsLock indicator and External USB Floppy Drive will start load new bios from diskette. Now you can release "Win" + "B" buttons. Recovery procedure takes about 1 minute (CapsLock flashing, Black screen). Notebook will reboot itself after BIOS recovery procedure completed.
I try Bios recovery on 6710b with USB Flash drive and CD, but with no succes.
I think only way how to recovery BIOS on 6710b is with External USB Floppy Drive and diskette.
08-20-2012 12:48 PM
Sorry, but I can't really figure out how to get the keyboard out, or to access the CMOS battery. I did Hard reset, but how does that help? (seeing as the battery is removed)
If I figure it out I will let you know, but help is appreciated.
08-21-2012 01:47 AM
Remove power supply you will do by disconnecting charging adapter from your bricked notebook .
Hard reset will discharge every remaining energy from matherboard of your notebook.
CMOS reset do for 10 minutes, it will reset bios settings.
For recovery your bios follow steps in my previous post.
Sory for my bad english.
08-22-2012 03:14 PM
Ok, I thought you meant the whole big-capacitor-heat-sink-power-button thing. So I just have to disconnect the charging cable from the laptop? Just making sure.
And 10 minutes? That is great. I popped out the CMOS battery for 3 and was frustrated when it continued on its restarting cycle.
Thanks, I will try that!
10-16-2012 07:00 PM
HP really needs to put drivers for CD and USB on laptops for BIOS recovery.