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BIOS help?

by ilikerhinos / June 13, 2014 2:15 PM PDT

Need either a stock or custom BIOS, HP Mini 110-1000 died yet again. Definitely not afraid to try anything new as this thing has been revived far too many times.
Checked the battery, it's ok. Looking to hopefully remove the WIFI/bluetooth whitelist. This time it died thanks to HP's garbage software. :/
If anyone has ideas for BIOS mods I'm all eyes and ears.

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(NT) Why the BIOS?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 13, 2014 5:10 PM PDT
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tested some stuff
by ilikerhinos / June 14, 2014 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Why the BIOS?

RAM is good, all the ports are working, screen works. It has no HDD/SSD, its booting from a MicroSDHC with Porteus 3. Power/battery still perfect. The MOBO battery is nearly full charge, just tested it an hour ago.
The problem is when it boots up, there is no BIOS screen anymore. It shows the HDD light, power/wifi lights, and then it just hangs until I physically unplug the power cord or battery.

It's done this before, and the trick was to press on all the keyboard keys, including L&R on touchpad, and cross my toes hoping it'd start.

No idea what to think except maybe it's the BIOS?

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Now that's slightly more helpful.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2014 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: tested some stuff

There were some netbooks that required us to pull the battery and do the usual generic reset. But most of the time this is not a BIOS defect. That is, all that was caused by a battery or board failure but never, so far that is, a BIOS issue.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2014 10:28 PM PDT
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The bios is not usually the cause of most failures I see. In fact I'd peg it at 1 bios failure in over 2 decades of PC repairs at a few shops. You can see why I doubt it's the bios.

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you'll never believe this,
by ilikerhinos / June 14, 2014 10:58 AM PDT
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was rearranging stuff and accidentally knocked it on the ground, about a 4' drop. It's wasn't turned on before the fall but after the power/wifi lights are on, so I open the lid thinking it's finally a goner and I'd never have guessed this, but the BIOS screen was back, and then the welcoming message about no boot device. Definitely going in the list of odd fixes..

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