Power off when updating bios

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Updated BIOS should also support windows 2000 which I'd like to install... :bigsmile: Sometimes trying DOES hurt , so use this trick only when you have decent knowledge of battery acids , exploding things and 220 volts... Safer trick (but still dangerous) is to heat up the battery pack a little , sometimes it gives some current after that.

Sometimes batteries can be "kick started" by putting an extremely high current through it for a very short period of time. 3rd and last attempt : disassemble a complete battery pack carefully , examine the cells seperately and try if you can find those. if you set your house on fire , kill your grandma or pour battery acid on the cat..

The picture of a battery can u find also here: Battery So I don't have such luck to connect it so, but thx anyway to try to help me!

[B] This battery has 5 pins, I hope that I understood right what u meant with pin.

The power of the battery may be to little to boot the laptop from, but it may be enough to use a meter on... The power of the battery may be to little to boot the laptop from, but it may be enough to use a meter on... I have 2 total empty, dead batteries, I tried for few days to fill them up but didn't get any sign from them...

so I gave up and now I try to find another solution for updating BIOS without batteries...

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IBM also sells normal PC's and by them they don't demand charged battery if u update BIOS. IBM also sells normal PC's and by them they don't demand charged battery if u update BIOS. I didn't flame any moderator here, I flame IBM, because they don't give by updating of a BIOS a user any other chance than to buy a battery that lasts for one and a half year if u're lucky!When I released the power button (still holding the Insert/Scroll button depressed), the computer came up and Windows booted.Could not, at that point, get ESC pressed; wouldn't let me into the BIOS. When I booted my PC, it was stuck at black screen, and I saw only a non-flickering cursor/underscore.Had the computer about 3 days, and was receiving some strange errors reporting unrecogized USB devices not recognized and a buggy USB driver. 3) Waited, pensively, for 5ish minutes (read several places to wait for 20 minutes; I didn't) 4) Plugged the power cord back in (I did NOT reinsert the battery) 5) Holding down the Insert/Scroll button, I held the power button down for 20-30 seconds.Nothing happened until I released the power button.IBM support sux, I already contacted with them and they wrote:"Dear Sir Madam, You should use AC power adaptor when flashing the bios because in case ofpower cut off your machine systemboard will be seriouslydamaged so do use AC power adaptor Regards" And in the installation instructions for BIOS they say that:"Notes: - You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the system program." So I have AC adapter but not a working battery because they are in shit and I can't update BIOS!

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