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Tablet Wont Start After Bios Upgrade


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#1 robcarl

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:14 AM

I visited the Averatec site recently and downloaded a newer version of BIOS (1.3) for my Averatec C3500 tablet. I now have a huge problem that I need help with. It simply will not start up. When I push the start button, it starts up and then shuts down after +- 5 seconds. Can any one offer me any advice on how to overcome this? I believe I was running BIOS version 1.0 before. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:51 AM

Without knowing a thing about the motherboard/BIOS in the computer, there's not much help to be provided. Some BIOS chips have a recovery partition (for lack of a better word) Where it's possible to recover from a flash gone wrong. Another option is to remove the BIOS chip and send it out to be reflashed. Some are removable and some aren't. More than likely, a laptop's is soldered in place. That's why there are usually several warnings about flashing a BIOS and to only do it when absolutely necessary.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for your reply Mark.

The thing that puzzles me is that the download/flash went smoothly. After the process, I was prompted to turn off the computer. Maybe I should have pushed restart instead of off, who knows. The other thing which is disturbing is that it was downloaded from the official Averatec website, whereby they say, I quote, "This BIOS is not a critical update, but may solve various issues with usage".

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