Inspiron One 2320 A10 BIOS update is blocked

I'm trying to update the BIOS on my Inspiron One 2320 after replacing the hard drive. It worked fine except the fan was running full speed constantly, even after a boot after being closed overnight - so no question of real heat. Advance Google search for BIOS update being a solution to the problem of fan went wild.


I put the file A10.exe on a bootable USB key, rebooted and ran the file. Everything was going well until I came to this screen:


ITE Flash Utility Version: 1.0

Device ID; 7f9d20ff
Seller of SPI; Chingis

Block number: 0

Eraseing--erase OK

Erase check--check OK

Programming--programming OK

Check--check OK

[blinking cursor]


And it's been sitting here just like that for a few hours now. I'm afraid to do something or to restart. I am wayyyy out of warranty, so I'm on my own.



You could try erasing BIOS by removing the battery motherboard button and press / hold the power button for about 30 seconds before reinstalling the battery. Check the Manual and follow the instructions carefully to remove/install the battery.

If the battery is more of ~ 2-3 years old, this could be a good idea to install a new, so you don't have to replace it again, at least not for a long time (er).

Are how far out of warranty you? If I remember correctly, Dell had a policy to replace a motherboard - once and only once - if it doesn't have a BIOS update within six months of the end of the warranty. Do not know if that still stands...

So if does not help clear BIOS by pulling on the battery, you can contact Support to see if this policy is always available.

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