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Thread: Satellite L450 automatic BIOS update has bricked it

  1. Satellite L450 automatic BIOS update has bricked it
    #1
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    Feb 2011
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    Hiya,

    My wife has a Satellite L450 laptop and there was BIOS update through Toshiba automatic updates, she said yes to it. The update took ages, it was there "updating" for over an hour then it stopped responding so I had no choice but to pull the power and now it refuses to do anything. When I turn it on the power lights come on and te hard drive light flickers a little but the screen stays black.
    The BIOS update through the Toshiba program has bricked my laptop. It is just out of guarantee but this is 100% Toshibas fault.

    What can I do?

    Thanks,
    Steve

  2. Re: Satellite L450 automatic BIOS update has bricked it
    #2
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    Hello Steve

    Sorry to hear this.
    What you can do? At first contact nearest Toshiba service provider in your country, explain the situation and talk with guys what can be done about that.
    Be cool and donít be arrogant. Many people call service and scream on the phone. Donít do this. Be cool, try to explain what happened and ask for help.

    I hope they will help you and you will be able to use your notebook again.

  3. Re: Satellite L450 automatic BIOS update has bricked it
    #3
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    Hi buddy,

    Iím sorry to hear thatÖ Of course BIOS update can always fail due unknown reasons but I have updated it already several times and never had a problem so generally speaking BIOS updates are no problem.

    Now there is nothing what you can do I think because the ROM module needs reflashing and this can only be done from an authorized service provider due their special technic tools. So you should get in contact with the guys to get rid of this problem.

    Itís not covered by warranty I think but I doubt itís expensiveÖ Just ask for that. ;)

  4. Re: Satellite L450 automatic BIOS update has bricked it
    #4
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    Ok, thats what I thought, thanks for confirming it!

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