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Computer starts breifly then powers off after trying to update BIOS


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#1 Sherrod

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 01:40 PM

Hi,

 

So yes after I tried to update my BIOS... my PC powered down during the update procress .When I tried to power it back on , it just powered off again

 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:07 PM

unfortunatly, it sounds like something went wrong while flashing your BIOS, and it did not finish flashing.  Usually, this bricks the motherboard. Im not sure why it would shut down mid process though, unless it was overheating or a bad PSU. Why did you need to update the BIOS in the first place?


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 09:23 PM

I wanted to improve game performance, so how would we going about fixing this



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 11:15 PM

well, updating BIOS rarely, if ever improves game performance, usually the only reason to update the BIOS is to allow CPU upgrades. As far as how to fix it, first we need to find out exactly why it shut down-which is hard to do if it wont stay on. Do you have another computer to swap parts out with?  That would be the easiest way to find out what is good-and what is bad. Im going to assume your motherboard is probably bad, 9 times out of 10 if you lose power in middle of flashing your BIOS, it bricks the motherboard, but it wouldnt hurt to swap it out in another system and find out for sure. 

 

The first thing I would try in another system is your PSU. second is your motherboard.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:05 AM

yes I have another computer



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:37 PM

I don't think the_patriot11 realized that your Precision M6600 is a laptop.  It should have, BTW, restarted during the BIOS upgrade, installed the BIOS, and then rebooted back to Windows.

What is the service tag number of your Dell and what version of Windows?


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 04:53 PM

8z0GBt1 Service tag

 
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:32 AM

Support page for your laptop: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/servicetag/8Z0GBT1/diagnose
BIOS A15 (in case we need it; but, not yet) http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=3WJG8&fileId=3289204791&osCode=W864&productCode=precision-m6600&languageCode=en&categoryId=BI

Do you get anything on the screen before it powers down?

Turn it on and, after about 2 seconds, start hitting F2 like crazy. Does that get anything on the screen? If so, what?
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 08:54 AM

I tried doing that already nothing happened,same results...nothing shows up on screen



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 09:37 AM

Then about all you can do is to unplug the cmos battery after removing the main battery and the ac adapter and leave it unplugged for at least 10 minutes. Then, plug it back in and try to turn it on.
Its on page 46 of the owners manual: http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_precision_mobile/precision-m6600_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf

If that doesn't do it, you'll need a new system board. Are you up to that? (read the owners manual on how to do it)
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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

page 46 talk about memory moudules, not battery or AC adpater



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:07 AM

I don't think the_patriot11 realized that your Precision M6600 is a laptop.  It should have, BTW, restarted during the BIOS upgrade, installed the BIOS, and then rebooted back to Windows.
What is the service tag number of your Dell and what version of Windows?


No I did not when I googled it it came up as a desktop, I must have entered something wrong. Thank you for catching that.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:15 AM

If you have Adobe Reader DC, hit F4 after the manual opens and you will then see the navigation on the left side.  They call it the Coin-Cell Battery and, I'm sorry, its on page 49.


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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:24 AM

ok, and where would I find the AC adapter?



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:54 PM

You might call it the charger; but, its what plugs in between the PC and the wall outlet.


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