Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#47640 by jpneathey
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:46 am
My 2 month old Toshiba Satellite P200 is now a very shiny doorstop, thanks to my naivety in believeing I should keep my laptop as up to date as possible. I have done BIOS flashes many times in the past on my Dells and Compaqs without any issues. Not this time.

I downloaded the latest flash from Toshiba and started the program running. Everything was OK until I got to sector 4 out of however many and the system froze. Mouse played up, KB went dead. Screen then went white and that was that. Couldn't shut it down, put it to sleep, nothing. Had to unplug the power just to let the juice run down as the power button was dead.

This morning, I have a laptop that flickers its HDD light, checks the CD Rom and then does nothing. Blank screen, the works. I have the correct BIOS flash, I just now need to get the flash to speak to the chip, but I'm stumped. Tried it on a USB stick and a CD Rom but nothing.

Any ideas? Problem is that I am in Sarajevo right now so sending it back to the UK is really the last resort. Thanks.