Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#54688 by MrD
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:52 pm
I attempted to flash the BIOS on my Compaq Presario 12XL513 with the following

Presario 12XL and 1200xx Series System ROM Update
06-2001 F.0D (05/31/01) - 374.14k

This file contains a utility that extracts to a bootable floppy, with phlash.exe and a .rom.

from: ... duct=95110

The notebook now won't turn on. :(

When the AC adapter is plugged in, the 'plug' indicator is on, but the power switch does nothing.

I've tried a number of different keys (Fn+b, Fn+win, win+b, Fn+esc, etc.) to try and get the computer to access the floppy drive and reflash itself, but there doesn't appear to be any response.

Is there anything I can do, or is the entire motherboard useless now?