Power loss during BIOS update on Tosh Satellite A110

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mercosity Posts 3 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2014 - Oct 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 23, 2014 at 03:25 PM
During a BIOS update using WinPHlash the power was interrupted and now my Tosh Satellite A110 is unresponsive.

I believe that the BIOS is now corrupted or non-existent.
I have searched the net for solutions and found nothing that works so far.

I know that I'm an idiot for trying to flash a bios in Windows but I've done it and now I need a remedy.

Thanks, in advance, to all those who reply to my plea for assistance.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Oct 23, 2014 at 01:32 PM
You probably need a new BIOS chip that is coded for your hardware. It's probable that the chip0 is soldered onto the motherboard. Meaning you need a motherboard replacement. Since the laptop is quite old I suspect it's time you salvaged the hard drive and replaced the laptop.

Good luck
mercosity Posts 3 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014 at 02:06 PM
Replacing the laptop is not a solution.

I simply can't afford to firstly and secondly there must be a way to re-flash the BIOS without removing the BIOS chip from the mobo or replacing the mobo.

There is bound to be somone out there who has had this problem with a laptop of this type and found a solution other than basically throwing it away!!
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Oct 23, 2014 at 03:25 PM
I suggest you read the information at this link:

http://www.badflash.com/findbios.htm
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