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wadebman
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- May 31, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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Hello,
Is it possible to flash the bios on a dell inspiron 1501 when the pc does not boot. The lights and fan comes on and then nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Wadebman.


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May 31, 2010 at 12:58 PM
No you must be able to boot into Windows or DOS (from a diskette) to be able to flash the BIOS.

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May 31, 2010 at 01:02 PM
Thanks Xpcman. Is it a done deal? Will I have to buy a new motherboard? or is it repairable?
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May 31, 2010 at 01:14 PM
A new motherboard from Dell costs more than buying a new laptop. I found this link for a used 1501 for $166. You might also try eBay.

http://www.cedarpc.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=7560&source=CashbackShopping

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May 31, 2010 at 01:19 PM
Thanks I have placed bids on several pcs on ebay. Thanks again for the info. Have a good one.
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