I used a Winflash utility from their website to update the BIOS:
I did this trying to fix the audio. The update utility verified compatibility with the BIOS and started to program the BIOS chip but froze. 48 hours later the progress bar had not moved a pixel and the system was completely unresponsive. I chatted with a support technician from Compaq/hp's website and the tech told me to take the battery and AC power out to power down the computer.
Upon plugging the AC back in, the notebook will not power on at all! The support technician is trying to send me to Best Buy's "geek squad," and assured me that they will charge money even for just the diagnosis!
I understand the concept of updating a BIOS, "bricking" a mobo, as well as "FUBAR" a notebook. I just can not believe it happened after following all official instructions and recommendations from their web site AND support technician! Is there any hope for this poor notebook aside from a whole new mobo?
Edited by MNOB07, 25 September 2007 - 07:30 PM.