10-29-2016 08:50 AM
Thanks for the help! I'm a relative novice for this stuff--didn't know what BIOS was, and had never taken the back off a computer. By following the instructions, I managed to fix my Envy20 in less than the time it took me to watch the Redskins lose. Only problem was it took me a while to find the pin to move, because mine was black, not blue.
11-07-2016 09:58 AM
I have never been so frustrated with a machine in my life!!! When the problem first happened i found the reset cmos instructions to get it to boot again and it worked! In the early set of instructions i read though nothing was stated about updating the bios right away and so i didnt.
Well within less than a day i was back to black screen on boot and now no matter what i do i cant repeat the steps to fix it like the first time. I have followed them to a t over and over again with the same result NOTHING! Ive left in unplugged over night, left the jumper on clear overnight, tried with no jumper, took the battery out put it back in tried a handstand still nothing. Its like i broke it worse by doing nothing.
11-07-2016 11:02 AM
11-07-2016 11:14 AM - edited 11-07-2016 11:16 AM
I have the same exact model as you. The jumper pins are right next to the cmos battery only difference is our pins are black and not blue
11-07-2016 11:50 AM
depends on who you ask lol some say you need to power on to clear some say just moving the jumper clear it.
these are the instructions most are following doesnt seem to work for everyone though credit to the other users that have posted this information
1. Unplug the machine
2. Press on power button for five to ten seconds
3. Move jumper to clear bios position and turn on power for 10 seconds.
4. Turn the power back off.
5. Press on power button for five to ten seconds.
6. Put jumper back to original position.
7. Power Back on and turn on.