Dell Vostro 3550 bios recovery / rescue solution

antowan

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Hi guys,

Bricked Dell Vostro 3550. Machine was acting weird before a failed BIOS FLASH.

All online solutions for other Dell notebook models come up empty when tried on this model. Lots of confusing info out there.

I did manage to extract the ROM and HDR files from a new BIOS executable.

What I need is somebody with a definitive guide on the factory recovery / rescue key combos etc needed to try a recovery.

Are there any local guys who can take the chip out and reflash it?

Thanks for the help!
 

antowan

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Quick update for future reference. Scouted around for new motherboard for the laptop. Cheapest option (more than 50% cheaper than anybody else) was Dell themselves. Phoned support service. New board was here with a technician in a couple of days instead of the expected two weeks (board was shipped from overseas) they indicated on the order... Well done DELL!

All up and running.
 
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