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Reload a bios???

by Treker / July 22, 2005 2:51 PM PDT

I have a Bx cel PC100 HT1543 motherboard that someone took out the battery for 15 min. It has a PII processor. The machine turns on, but nothing shows on the monitor. Is it possible to fix this - reload the bios somehow?

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Something else
by Yew / July 22, 2005 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Reload a bios???

The BIOS is stored in a solid state chip. What most people think of the BIOS is the CMOS, which is the program that lets you alter settings on the BIOS. That is what requires the battery backup. The BIOS is always there, and even if you remove the battery, will have default settings.

If nothing is coming up and you aren't even getting any beep codes, it sounds like the person introduced a static shock to the motherboard when they removed/replaced the battery, and the system is now dead.

With a little luck, you could find a replacement motherboard fairly cheap on ebay, and just switch over all the components. Just to a little reading on static electricity and how to properly ground yourself when working on a computer.

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Inspect closely and new battery
by Willy / July 23, 2005 2:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Reload a bios???

Battery a new replacement battery of the same type. Install it correctly and have 100% contact. Now, power_Up it should give a display, if none I suspect a possible gitch or something else got unhooked/jussled at the time of orginal battery removal. Inspect the insides to see everything fully seated, corerct and proper then power-UP after new abttery. If it does display, change the BIOS setting to correctly reflect the status of your system devices, etc,,

tada -----Willy

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