Tecra 8100 BIOS Damage

By greatman05
Jun 6, 2007
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  1. Hello. Apparently, a BIOS reflash doesn't solve all of your problems.
    When I tried to reflash the BIOS to repair the laptop, it had a BIOS
    write error. Now, when I start the laptop, it says something about
    needing a Toshiba Maintenance disk from a Toshiba serviceman. My
    question is, where can I find that disk on the internet? Is there a
    way that I can attempt the BIOS reflash again? I have reattempted it,
    but whenever I do another attempt, sometimes it just sits there for
    minutes and minutes without showing any progress.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    If it had a write error, then it could be the ROM chip or some other circuitry on the mobo that is bad.

    What were you trying to "repair"? Maybe the mobo is toast?
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 536

    I made an earlier post about doing a BIOS upgrade....from Windows 2000. Everything seemed to go fine, and then the computer wouldn't turn on again. I figured a BIOS reflash would work, and now I'm stuck in this conundrum.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    read the updating bios guide in the bios forum. Unless your motherboard has a safety, reserve bios, you will need to replace the motherboard.
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