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Bios corrupted, No restore partition, Trying the USB method

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HP Pavilion DV6-6C12ED
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I've been busy trying to update the BIOS of my DV6 6c12ed. Ofcourse the one minute the bios was writing my girlfriend pulls out the power adapter (and there was no battery in there). So there you go, Corrupt BIOS.

 

The restore partition is gone, as I've replaced the original HDD with an SSD.

 

The laptop goes on and stays on, no display (tried via HDMI and VGA aswell, neither display anything). The keyboard lights up. with a flashing caps lock. As means corrupt BIOS, which I figured out already.

 

I've been busy trying to create a BIOS Recovery Flash Drive using this guide. The problem the BIOS exe I download from the HP site for the 6c12ed does not have the option to create a recovery USB flash drive. In fact it goes straight to trying to update my desktop BIOS, which ofcourse displays errors (thank god). 

 

I tried downloading another BIOS exe meant for another laptop, which did have the option to create a recovery USB flash drive. Then I replaced the bios files (.bin, .fd) with the ones for the correct BIOS, I got those by extracting the correct BIOS exe file for the 6c12ed. To no avail though. The laptop does nothing trying the win + B method. 

 

So, as for my question to you experts. Any more idea's I can try? Love the laptop, I'm going to hell and back to keep this thing working.

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I've been busy trying to update the BIOS of my DV6 6c12ed. Ofcourse the one minute the bios was writing my girlfriend pulls out the power adapter (and there was no battery in there). So there you go, Corrupt BIOS.

 

The restore partition is gone, as I've replaced the original HDD with an SSD.

 

The laptop goes on and stays on, no display (tried via HDMI and VGA aswell, neither display anything). The keyboard lights up. with a flashing caps lock. As means corrupt BIOS, which I figured out already.

 

I've been busy trying to create a BIOS Recovery Flash Drive using this guide. The problem the BIOS exe I download from the HP site for the 6c12ed does not have the option to create a recovery USB flash drive. In fact it goes straight to trying to update my desktop BIOS, which ofcourse displays errors (thank god). 

 

I tried downloading another BIOS exe meant for another laptop, which did have the option to create a recovery USB flash drive. Then I replaced the bios files (.bin, .fd) with the ones for the correct BIOS, I got those by extracting the correct BIOS exe file for the 6c12ed. To no avail though. The laptop does nothing trying the win + B method. 

 

So, as for my question to you experts. Any more idea's I can try? Love the laptop, I'm going to hell and back to keep this thing working.


Hi,

Try this link: https://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/hp-insyde-bios-recovery-steps.35272/page-19

Your laptop is bricked so you can't just recover it like it's giving you an error. It needs to be re-flashed. Browse the whole thread.

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