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    You could remove your HDD and put it in another computer (or a USB drive enclosure attached to another computer) to determine if the BIOS file exists in the root of C:.

    Having the BIOS file on a single partition FAT32 format USB flash drive wouldn't hurt, but it has to be properly named to succeed. I don't know what that name should be (perhaps someone with the same model that can view the hidden system file on their drive can post it), but you can have multiple copies of the same BIOS file with different names to increase the chance of success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottiBoi55 View Post
    Are you holding down all three CTRL+HOME+POWER, and keep holding down all three?
    But if i hold the Power button too the computer shuts down.
    Last edited by Jihilian; 02-17-2013 at 11:44 PM.

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    I wonder how many laptops were sent back to asus regarding bricked bios? I bet that at least 75% were not really bricked just haven't implemented the "secret password" key combo

    My understanding goes out to those who legitimately have hardware problems and as a result were out on their equipment.
    Speaking of which, I purchased ram in the past to upgrade old pc's and more than once i ended up with bad ram. It does happen in our imperfect world.

    Hopefully manufacturers are willing to save face and redeem the faulty equipment. In my case I never had a problem getting new hardware to replace the DOA hardware.

    Good Luck To All...

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    hi @Jihilian, the post by @GottiBoi55 and @dstrakele are the only one that was reported to work. please reread the posts and try it out.

    i hope you have your stock bios in the c:\, because that is the prerequisite for the ctrl+home combo.

    edit: what's the model number of your laptop? the valid name for bios in c:\ is
    g75vw - g75vw.bin
    g75vx - g75vx.bin
    g55vw - g55vw.bin
    Last edited by rewben; 02-18-2013 at 04:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewben View Post
    hi @Jihilian, the post by @GottiBoi55 and @dstrakele are the only one that was reported to work. please reread the posts and try it out.

    i hope you have your stock bios in the c:\, because that is the prerequisite for the ctrl+home combo.

    edit: what's the model number of your laptop? the valid name for bios in c:\ is
    g75vw - g75vw.bin
    g75vx - g75vx.bin
    g55vw - g55vw.bin
    Those look right. I just checked my G53SX, and it has a G53SX.bin file at the root of the original C:\ drive. Note the uppercase, for what it is worth. I know Windows doesn't care, but I don't know about the BIOS recovery.
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    I put my HD in another computer and there was a G75VW.BIN there. I downloaded another 207 BIOS, replaced the old one and tried again. Now the only thing different is that, before the replace, when i was holding the Ctrl+Home buttons, after 3 ~ 5 seconds of startup, the keyboard lights turned on then off. After the replace, the keyboard lights do not turn off. And i think the HDD light is blinking different, but still the black screen.

    Gotti said that i must hold Ctrl+Home+Power. Is that correct ? Because if i do that, the computer shuts down.
    And, for those who accomplish doing the recovery, how's the keyboard lights acted during the startup the computer ?

    Thanks.

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    i guess it's just the normal ctrl+home combo but keep repeating until the laptop boots.

    first, follow @dstrakele's advice and take out the battery and everything attached to your laptop (including external power source), and then press and hold the power button for about 2 minutes (see here). then plug in the power source:

    1. with the laptop turned off, hold the left ctrl key and home key;
    2. turn the laptop on;
    3. wait for 15 to 20 seconds;
    4. turn the laptop off;
    5. go to step 1.

    read scarletvw's post also (note that he took the battery out, then he turned the laptop on while plugged in).

    edit: just a note, f4 key on boot also brings up the easyflash menu.
    Last edited by rewben; 02-19-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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    update: i think we really need a working procedure to recover from this mess. there was another victim due to improper bios setup, causing his laptop to become unbootable (blank screen). the above method, unfortunately, was unable to bring the laptop to life :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewben View Post
    update: i think we really need a working procedure to recover from this mess. there was another victim due to improper bios setup, causing his laptop to become unbootable (blank screen). the above method, unfortunately, was unable to bring the laptop to life :/
    I agree with you on this. There should be an easier (safer) way to do BIOS. flashes. The desktop mobos have this ability to push a button and over-write the EEPROM, why can't laptops have something similar? It could be even a little button under the battery or something, where nobody would accidentally push it. Remember those reset buttons on older laptops? You know, the ones that you pushed with a paper-clip or mechanical pencil, that would be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    I agree with you on this. There should be an easier (safer) way to do BIOS. flashes. The desktop mobos have this ability to push a button and over-write the EEPROM, why can't laptops have something similar? It could be even a little button under the battery or something, where nobody would accidentally push it. Remember those reset buttons on older laptops? You know, the ones that you pushed with a paper-clip or mechanical pencil, that would be perfect.
    exactly, @Zygomorphic; the rate of boot failure is way too high. just simple mistakes in bios settings (configurations only; not even because of the more 'risky' bios upgrades) can cause such an irreversible outcome; and there is no fail-safe to recover from it :/

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