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Hey guys!

So i upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my Asus G50V-A2 and life has been fantastic. Then today i get an itch to check Asus' drivers page to make sure i've got all the latest drivers going. I get to the page and i realize that there's been 6 bios updates since my bios version (204).

So i d/l the latest (213) and extract it to my C:\\ and figure before i update any drivers, i better flash my bios first. I've got my AC power going on a power surge/back up batter protector and i restart. I press F4 to get to my bios flash and find the bios right where i left it in C:\\ and start the process...

erasing blocks, writing blocks, validating blocks, power off in 2 seconds...

Great! says me, and i power up expecting to start the rest of my driver installation going. Well, i'm wrong. The laptop won't turn on, though it tries and with a weird little brzzap beep, turns right back off.

Anyone got any ideas how i go about fixing this? It won't even post and i live in Fresno, CA - home of the "lack of computer service anywhere" town.

Any help is gladly appreciated as i love this laptop and i don't need a 7 lb. paper weight!
Edited by TheDevilsWaffle - 11/2/09 at 7:03pm
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post #2 of 17
Sounds like a bad flash? but it mite be just some BIOS bad setting with the new BIOS. What I think you should do is so clear the CMOS by taking the motherboard battery out. This will require some time because you have to take the laptop apart. Good luck
 
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post #3 of 17
Disconnect the battery and unplug it from the wall for a few minutes.
 
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post #4 of 17
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so lame! well, i'm glad to hear that it's as easy a fix as taking the mobo batter out. Now only if i can find it...

At least i don't have to send it to an ASUS dealer in LA. I've heard bad service stories...

I'll update when i get it figured out.
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post #5 of 17
check for a reset button on the back and try and hold it for around 30 second then give it a go?
post #6 of 17
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Alright after about 35 or so screws i pry open the casing and i found this blue covered round batter that has an active and ground wire to the mobo to my Asus G50V-a2. Here's a pic showing that i now have it unplugged.

This has to be the right one, right guys?
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDevilsWaffle View Post
so lame! well, i'm glad to hear that it's as easy a fix as taking the mobo batter out. Now only if i can find it...

At least i don't have to send it to an ASUS dealer in LA. I've heard bad service stories...

I'll update when i get it figured out.
Well not that it's a easy fix but it's steps you should try or else you may of Flashed a bad bios or it flashed wrong

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Originally Posted by TheDevilsWaffle View Post
Alright after about 35 or so screws i pry open the casing and i found this blue covered round batter that has an active and ground wire to the mobo to my Asus G50V-a2. Here's a pic showing that i now have it unplugged.

This has to be the right one, right guys?
Looks like it. Weird that it connects like that
 
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDevilsWaffle View Post
Alright after about 35 or so screws i pry open the casing and i found this blue covered round batter that has an active and ground wire to the mobo to my Asus G50V-a2. Here's a pic showing that i now have it unplugged.

This has to be the right one, right guys?
That looks like a Speaker rather than a battery. I may be completely wrong though. Seek second opinion lol
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post #9 of 17
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That looks like a Speaker rather than a battery. I may be completely wrong though. Seek second opinion lol
I think you might be right. I left it unplugged all night and reassembled this morning and it's still doing the whole turn on/turn off with no post...

Anyone know where this mobo's battery is? I kid you not when i say that there's seriously 35 or so screws to get where i did...
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post #10 of 17
There is a small pin hole on the bottom of the laptop that has a button you can press and hold to reset the cmos on the laptop. Also i know my laptop died in a similar manner and then magically the day i was gonna ship it out for RMA it booted :-/

you need a paperclip or something similar to that to depress the button is recessed very far into the case
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