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    changing startup bios

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    by byn99 ·

    I have a Dell D800 Laptop motherboard in a 8600 case on startup it has Dell lattitude D800 I want to change it to Dell Inspiron 8600 I have tried flashing the bios from Dell website but it wont let me, the bios on the machine is A13,is there any way I can do this,regards Bryan.

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    • #2471958

      Clarifications

      by byn99 ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      Clarifications

    • #2471894

      BIOS Matches the Motherboard

      by thechas ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      First off, kudos to Dell for making their BIOS update software smart enough to prevent you from messing things up.

      Your BIOS software has to match the motherboard, not the case it is in.

      Nor, will flashing the BIOS provide the motherboard with any additional capabilities that the hardware on it does not support.

      If you want your system to be an Inspiron 8600, then you need to find the correct motherboard.

      That said, there are ways to have the BIOS claim it is a different system. You need to find a third party BIOS company that will write you a custom BIOS for the D800. Expect to spend around $75 to $100 US for a custom BIOS.

      Chas

    • #2471828

      Bios Settings

      by ebouza ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      Download the bios update to make a floopy and from the command line run this add /forceit to the flash command line i.e. bios name.exe /forceit /jabil Try this. This should resolve your problem. Please let me know if it worked.

      Thanks,

      Erick

      • #2472732

        forceit

        by byn99 ·

        In reply to Bios Settings

        Thanks Erick I will try that.

    • #2471827

      Bios Settings

      by ebouza ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      Download the bios update to make a floopy and from the command line run this add /forceit to the flash command line i.e. bios name.exe /forceit /jabil Try this. This should resolve your problem. Please let me know if it worked.

      Thanks,

      Erick

    • #2471821

      Don’t force the bios update

      by rickrbyrne ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      Hey,

      Just as well to leave it alone, not causing you any problems, i would not recommend forcing the bios update, it may brick your motherboard.

      • #2470078

        BIOS Update

        by ebouza ·

        In reply to Don’t force the bios update

        Forcing the BIOS to update wil not break your motherboard. I worked for Dell and I am a DCSE I have ran into that issue many of times and the way I first reponded to the question will fix it. But if you want to leave it the way it is, is fine also.

        • #2470027

          Never heard of an illiterate DCSE before . . .

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to BIOS Update

          But life goes on, I suppose . . .

    • #2470037

      I suggest scissors and a can of SprayMount . . .

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      Cut out the numerals ‘8’, ‘6’, ‘0’ & ‘0’.

      Make them big because that way you’ll get more bling and street-cred!

      Use the SprayMount to make them all sticky then stick ’em on your screen!

      You’ll have ‘8600’ on your screen for the rest of your unnatural life!

      COOL!!!!!

    • #2469971

      get the splash bitmap from a 8600?

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to changing startup bios

      but bryan, that would be dishonest, yes?

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