Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#56799 by Watersnapper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:54 pm
Hi All,

I have a Toshiba Equium A200-196 - PSAE2E-00D007AV which whilst in the middle of a BIOS updated decide to crash and power off the laptop.

Now when i turn the laptop on i get the power light/battery light and i asume the CPU fan and nothing else. No output on the screen at all.

I have read there could be a way of recovering the BIOS?

i can confirm that pressing Fn+B before plugging the laptop in to the mains and switching it on, puts the laptop into the BIOS recovery Mode as the usually blue power light turns pink and it tries to read a floppy disc in the USB floppy drive i have attached to USB port 1 (bottom right hand corner of the Laptop)

Is there anywhere i can get the original BIOS firmware that was shipped with the laptop to try?

Has anyone ever successfully recovered a failed BIOS firmware upgrade for this model and how did they do it?

Any suggestions would be great or anything i could try.

I have tried the Phoenix recovery program but not sure if i'm doing it right as i don't get any beeping when the laptop is reading the floppy disc.

I also know the bios is a 40pin TSOP if that helps.

Thanks in advance