So heres what happened: I bought a refurbished Gateway NV55So9u laptop off ebay, it has a 90 day warrenty by the seller, but I'm not sure to what extent. But anyways the laptop worked perfectly before I tried to update the BIOS. When I got the laptop, it was so out of date with everything I had to manually update so many things. After having the laptop about 2 weeks, I looked back in the updates because the SM bus controller was missing, so I looked for the chipset driver. That failed to download so some stupid thing I read said to update the BIOS. I tried it, it interupted and stopped in the middle of it. The other thing I downloaded said it needed to reboot, so I did. After that the computer when through a reboot loop, not getting far enough to access even the BIOS. The screen stays completely off, not backlit at all. I've asked on other forums, and everyone tells me my computer is trash now, and that the screen is ruined. But the thing is, My computer was perfecly fine before this BIOS accident. The screen didn't suddenly die by coincedence, I'm guessing it has to be from the BIOS. I have tried so many things, including:
Taking out battery, holding power button and starting with power cord
Taking out the cmos battery and putting it back in
Making a Flash Drive bootable, and putting a Windows 7 Repair file in
Putting my systems BIOS file in the bootable flash drive
The BIOS file works to an extent, because it keeps the computer from reboot looping, and the fan comes on. The flash drive also blinks, as if it is being accessed, but the screen never comes back on.
I really need help, I am losing my sanity over this. That laptop is my baby it has all my games on it and really is such a nice laptop. I also cannot afford to buy a new one or pay a lot to fix it, when the only thing wrong is a stupid BIOS error.