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Windows 7: Update my bios

05 May 2012   #1
naspa200

Windows Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Update my bios

hello i have a laptop (Advent roma 1000)
which does not work properly no more... last time it did was before i cleaned it's fan
it keeps shutting down on me every 2-3 minutes....im not sure whether the bios or the motherboard is the problem , im currently writing on my other laptop which is exactly the same...advent roma 1000....so can someone please tell me how do i update my bios...
Bios version: Phoenix 1.5AD
SMBIOS VERSION :2.5...
i deleted the OS from the laptop as i dont want the problem to get any serios then it already is....im thinking of putting a windows 8 on it as it doesnt use the proccesor that much...some help on how to update my bios would be usefful thanx


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05 May 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Hello naspa
I don't know why you want to update the bios if you have cleaned the fan.
Maybe accidentely you have loosen something in your motherboard, look for that and tighting it up.
On the other hand you say that you own two similar laptops, if the good one is working fine then see what the version of the bios is and act accordingly to the malfunctioning one.
Good luck
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05 May 2012   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naspa200 View Post
Bios version: Phoenix 1.5AD
SMBIOS VERSION :2.5...
Doesn't mean much of anything as every computer made says that or Award/AMI/etc. Just means that is who the chip/basic bios was made by. Any and all bios support comes from whoever made the computer/motherboard, the bios chip manufacturers provide ZERO consumer support.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hanna 1 View Post
Hello naspa
I don't know why you want to update the bios if you have cleaned the fan.
Maybe accidentally you have loosen something in your motherboard, look for that and tighting it up.
As Hanna said a bios update won't help with the problem you're having. It could be any of the above mentioned, or depending on how far you took it apart you may have inadvertently shorted something (ESD also known as electro-static discharge) which can also cause it to not run properly.
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05 May 2012   #4
naspa200

Windows Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

yeah i will have a look at the motherboard but the two laptops are similar but its hard to find where and what the problem is..
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05 May 2012   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The last thing you want to do is attempt to flash the BIOS on a PC that may shut down on you half way though. If it shuts down before the flash is completed you will have a much bigger problem. A totally useless laptop.
How exactly did you clean the fan?
Also, why did you clean the fan?
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