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By boroboy · 5 replies
Dec 27, 2006
  1. What have I done?.I had trouble with a bios update and woz suggested to remove tht bios battery,I removed the bios battery ,left it out for one minute then replaced it back in its slot when I tryed to boot up there was a beep followed by a double beep then another double beep and will not boot up.the laptop is still switched on and you can hear what i think is the fan but thats it, please help.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You may, depending on how you handled the cmos battery, have completely discharged it. Purchase a brand new battery(they`re only cheap) and see if that helps. Be sure to only hold the battery by it`s edges and not top and bottom.

    Let us know the outcome please.

    Edit: Another possibility is during the bios update something has gone wrong and your bios is buggered. If that`s the case, then a new mobo is usually required.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. boroboy

    boroboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    Cheers Howard I will get a new battery,but what is a mobo?
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    mobo = Motherboard
    You better not ask what that is lol.
  5. boroboy

    boroboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    Thanks chaps. Replaced with new battery, still the same beeps and will not start.It look like I am going to replace the mobo at the repair shop,but to what cost?.... unless somebody can think of another way to solve my problem.
  6. boroboy

    boroboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36


    Just got a e-mail from a company in Warrington new mobo £354.00 +p&p.
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