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Re: [opensuse] would you recommend a BIOS update?
  • From: "John Andersen" <jsamyth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 01:17:06 -0700
  • Message-id: <60fb01490806030117i3f895b77ya088a7afeb44cebf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:43 AM, Evens Garde <evans.garde@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Daniel Bauer wrote:


Yesterday my new HP Pavilion HP Pavilion dv9760ez Notebook did not want to
boot at all after a kind of freeze that happened when I disabled the
touchpad. The keyboard and the mouse were blocked. After pressing the on/off
switch openSuse 10.3 shut down but finally did not switch off the computer.

When switching the computer on again I could hear the disk and the fan but
the screen remained black, not even the BIOS/HP logo appeared.

In that case, given a computer which you KNOW was working before,
and which fails to execute the same power-on-self-test code in
the BIOS that it's been running since the day you got it, what
makes you think that it's suddenly the BIOS that failed, and
not the hardware?

The parts you clipped indicated that upon a forced power off
it began to work again and he found information on the
net about a known bios bug for which there was a
bios update.

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