> > So I wanted to upgrade the bios on a machine. I did through a Win utility provided
> That's where you went wrong.
Someone else on a support forum said 'don't use that'. Which I found afteward of course.
@krick: the bios is correct - this machine right here has it. It's an Acer - explains it all, right? That's what I'm finding. There's very little information on it. None of the manuals talk about the components, let alone have any pictures. There's one set of pins near the battery which are obviously the reset jumpers. Didn't have a sleeve on it. I put one on the lower two pins and nothing changes. Put it on the upper two and the thing won't even power on.
How can there be power at the usb port but nothing on the keyboard? Isn't even a usb keyboard an on/off kind of thing?
Others in the same situation have recovered, though.
I'm not even sure where the bios chip is by looking at it. I see no bios reset switch or dual bios switch.
Thought maybe it wanted the hdmi connected instead vga, but not. Also, re-trying cmos clearing according to online sources didn't fix it.
I'm not doing anything weird. I'll just buy a new mobo or machine if it's not recoverable. I could've had a new machine here or almost here by now, but I have a hard time writing stuff off till I hafta.
@Robbbert: yeah, probably. The old 'don't fuck with it until it's broken already' holds true. Pretty much does for me.
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