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- How to recover erased BIOS on aToshiba 3005?
- Michael Bender
February 7, 2005, 4:27 pm
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I accidently (not by choice, but because the video was hosed up)
unplugged the power to my Toshiba 3005 while the BIOS was being
reflashed (couldn't tell since the screen wasn't displaying properly,
but I did hear the floppy drive reading my BIOS update disk). Yes,
the eternal sin was performed by me and I've wiped my first BIOS
ever... but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! My local Toshiba
repair center said they could recover it in 1 hour for only $100.00!!!
Then I thought.. One hour recovery? Doesn't sound like they desolder
the FLASH and replace it... so I'm thinking that there is a backup BIOS
of some sort. Something the machine can limp on in a worse case
scenario so that a new FLASH can be reinstalled. Perhaps a combination
of keypresses during power up, or a jumper to short. I would REALLY
appreciate any and all help in this matter! I like a good challenge
I give up my $100.00..