Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:28:22 +0100 Subject: Re: laptop with no BIOS? or BIOS reflash pain From: Idwer Vollering firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Another approach is to use an external SPI programmer: http://flashrom.org/Supported_programmers The 'downside' of this is that you need to take your laptop apart.
ODM schematics of your laptop are found here: http://notebookschematic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/6515b_6715s.png Downloads for BIOS updates: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&a... and ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55501-56000/sp55556.exe
My guess (I am not a HP service technician) is that you need ROM.CAB/Rom.bin from sp55556.exe - you can use 7zip to extract Rom.bin
This is probably way beyond my skills, but thanks anyway.