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07-31-2011 12:12 PM
I have a DV9540us and I downloaded the WinFlash utility F.5A, went through the steps to flash the BIOS, but after it completed and shutdown I thought it was finished so I pluged in a flash drive then booted it up. Now it beeps and wont show anything on the screen after power on. Does that mean the laptop is bricked or is there any hope?
07-31-2011 04:00 PM - edited 07-31-2011 06:25 PM
More than likely your notebook is bricked. I can't say if you killed it by inserting the flash drive because once it shut down I think it was done but who can say?
However, if you upgraded to Windows 7, and saw the bios release notes about the battery issue in Windows 7, and you flashed it in Windows 7, that is why it died.
You can only run a flash with the operating system it was designed for. You take huge risks flashing outside the supported operating system.
Before you strip it for parts, try a hard reset.
07-31-2011 05:52 PM
I tried a hard reset but it didn't help. It just keeps on beeping, one long beep and two short beeps, but when I start it up with a flash drive in it then it just beeps once and then just sit there, so maybe something on the flash drive can help it?
05-07-2012 04:41 AM
Yes, that should take care of it.
If it is a brand new motherboard, do not be surprised if it is missing the serial number.
You will then need to take your PC to an authorized HP service center and have a tech "tattoo" the BIOS with the model # and serial number as there are no DMI tools for doing this available to the public.