Ok so i downloaded the bios update from the dell website... started the installl it froze my computer, and i turned it off yea...
Anyway my laptop is bricked.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me, i know theres a way to unbrick because they have ways to do it on other inspiron minis like inspiron mini 9 but i dont know how to do it on the inspiron mini 10v. Anyway thanks, and if you wondering why i dident call tech support well i did but they told me my warranty expired which i could totally understand if anything like i dropped my laptop or got a software failure... but come on i got all this problems from your very website, and your gonna make me pay after destroying my computer.
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I fear that this might be a case of beyond economic repair. The only reliable method is to de-solder the bios chip from the mainboard, re-flash it externally and replace. There are specialists who can do this. Whether it is worth it for a netbook of any make is debatable. They are disposable items with limited or no repair capability designed in.
I would remove the hard drive or the SSD and see can I get it to boot into F2 bios setup. If there is still no life then I would sell it on EBay for spares (first backup and erase the drive if it proves to be good).
As a general rule:
It is best not to flash a computer bios unless the update specifically addresses an issue you are experiencing. (If it ain't broke,don't fix it).
Do not flash a computer bios from Windows. This sort of thing can and will happen. Use DOS on a USB stick.
Do not flash a computer bios if there are any unresolved hardware faults.