I have a Medion (ALDI) MD 8800 Desktop PC. Yesterday I (tried to) flash the BIOS and since then the pc doesn't startup anymore. All I get is a black screen. The MB is a MS 7204 OEM type. The BIOS is PLCC-32 design. I can read on top of it : Winbond, A7204, M710B under the sticker which sits on top of the BIOS chip. One or two characters in front I cannot read.
Is there anything I can do to revive my PC? I know someone who can solder a new chip if needed.
I used the file bio7204.exe from the www.medion.nl site. You need the serial number of the pc, which I got. Then I extracted the file and followed the instructions. During flashing everything seemed normal and I did not see any error messages or so. Maybe I restarted too early, I don't know. What is a bootblock by the way?
1. Make a bootable floppy disk
2. Copy the Award flash utility & BIOS file to the said floppy disk
3. Create an autoexec.bat with "Award_Flash_Utility BiosFilename" in the content (e.g. awdfl823K w6378vms.130)
Sample on how to create an autoexec:
a. On Windows, open notepad
b. In notepad, write "awdfl823K w6378vms.130" (without the " ")
c. Save the file as autoexec.bat
4. Boot up system with the said floppy (it will take less than 2 minutes before screen comes out)
5. Re-flash the BIOS & reboot.