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Notebook refuses to boot after BIOS update with no error codes

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#1 Nomenclature Man

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:40 AM

Product Name: HP ENVY m7 j020dx
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

I attempted a BIOS update earlier today. After it finished, it said that the screen may be black and LED's may blink for a while after (I don't remember the exact wording). Well, the screen was still black after about 4 hours, so I turned it off, and now it refuses to boot. There are no beeps, no error codes, no POST, nothing, so I figure the BIOS must be corrupted or something. I've tried resets and the windows key+b trick with no luck. I've spent a few hours trying to figure out how to run a the BIOS from a USB, but info is a bit scarce, so I couldn't figure it out. So, what else can I try? I don't really have the time nor the money to send it in for repairs, but I need this computer for school by next week.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

Why did you decide to attempt a BIOS update?



#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 02:48 PM

See if you can recover from the bad BIOS flash using the steps here.


If it recovers, I would not update to the new BIOS unless you are having problems. As hamluis posted, why did you want to update the BIOS?


If the recovery above does not work you will need a flash drive and the latest BIOS using the steps here.


Here is the support page of your computer.

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