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AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 12:45 AM
I installed BIOS 203, it shut down, and now won't turn back on. I took the battery out for 10 seconds, because apparently that fixes some issues. But yeah, nothing. It's plugged in, has the battery in, doesn't smell like anything burnt, so Iunno. :/

I am just having the worst of luck with Asus laptops, I swear to God. I don't want to send this one for replacement, too. Wtf?

BrodyBoy
01-11-2012, 01:13 AM
What BIOS update method did you use?

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:15 AM
Easy Flash. I used the instructions on that one thread in these forums. It worked perfectly fine last time. I don't know why this time it decided to murder my laptop. -shrugs-

BrodyBoy
01-11-2012, 01:16 AM
Geez....that REALLY sucks. Do you have a retailer that'll do a pretty quick replacement?

EDIT: Just saw in your other thread that it's Amazon. They'll take it back no problem.

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:20 AM
Iunno. I've never had to do anything like that. This is the first time in my entire life I've had any such issues, and I've went through MANY PCs, including a DOS, since I was like, 4 or 5.

dstrakele
01-11-2012, 01:20 AM
Unfortunately, there is no method of flashing firmware that can guarantee 100 % success... I am truly sorry you had to experience it after going throught the trouble to get a replacement.

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:24 AM
Yup. Now I am going to have to send it in for replacement. AGAIN. IF they let me. If they do not, I am ****ing screwed. I mean, I can TRY going to Geek Squad from Best Buy, but I highly doubt they can do anything about it. :/ For all I know, my laptop is 100% dead permanently and is as good as garbage.

BrodyBoy
01-11-2012, 01:26 AM
Yup. Now I am going to have to send it in for replacement. AGAIN. IF they let me. If they do not, I am ****ing screwed. I mean, I can TRY going to Geek Squad from Best Buy, but I highly doubt they can do anything about it. :/ For all I know, my laptop is 100% dead permanently and is as good as garbage.
Amazon will accept the return without question. Don't worry. And by all means, don't try taking it to anybody like Geek Squad....they can't fix that.

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:30 AM
Last time, they kept questioning me, actually. Kept asking me questions and kept telling me stuff like YOU SURE?? IF WE SEND YOU A REPLACEMENT IT MIGHT HAVE THE SAME ISSUESSSSSSsssss. But yeah, no Geek Squad. o-o; I'll ask for a replacement. AGAIN. >____<;

BrodyBoy
01-11-2012, 01:37 AM
Last time, they kept questioning me, actually. Kept asking me questions and kept telling me stuff like YOU SURE?? IF WE SEND YOU A REPLACEMENT IT MIGHT HAVE THE SAME ISSUESSSSSSsssss. But yeah, no Geek Squad. o-o; I'll ask for a replacement. AGAIN. >____<;
DId you ask for a replacement before? That's too complicated. Just treat this one as a return of a defective product. DO NOT ask for a replacement. If you get another one, make it a completely separate order.

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:43 AM
Oh. So I should just do a return this time, get a full refund, and reorder? o-o;

BrodyBoy
01-11-2012, 01:46 AM
Oh. So I should just do a return this time, get a full refund, and reorder? o-o;
Exactly. Amazon returns are most efficient that way. You don't even have to wait for this return to be processed before ordering another one, if you don't want to.

AdelaisAer
01-11-2012, 01:56 AM
I tried. Didn't get an option for that. It's either Canada Post or Self Return, but even with Canada Post, I have to go to the centre myself. :/ Maybe they have the UPS one for Americans only. -shrugs-

EITHER WAY, I am getting a full refund. Once I do that, I am rebuying the damn thing and getting express shipping on it. And I swear to God, if it dies on me...Imma be pissed off.