Article Released 10-25-16 by Joe K. RE: BIOS Repair Service
ImicroTek has been working with BIOS failures for over 16 years. We’ve been known as LaptopBIOS, SMDBIOS, AQSTECH, SMTBIOS, and have offered help to many people over the years via online support forums such as: WIMSBIOS, Hardware Analysis, Toms Hardware. Also, we’ve assisted on many laptop / tablet support forums, such as HP, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Asus. Sony, Samsung and many more.
We led the way in surface mount BIOS recovery in the early 2000’s. Not only focusing on Failed BIOS update recovery & repair, but also working with BIOS code development and re-structure.
Our BIOS repair services will get your motherboard, laptop or tablet back to functioning as it was before the failed update bricked the motherboard.
Most models are recoverable but there are some rare cases where the BIOS file that’s supplied by the manufacturer is either incomplete or highly encrypted. In this case, we may be able to construct a working file or locate one. If we cannot obtain a good file, we may deem your unit as un-repairable. Although this is rare, there would not be any charge if this is the case. (you would include a return shipping label with your unit) we will not pay for return shipping of your unit.
Our BIOS recovery services will get your unit back up and running to the same state that it was before the bios update failed. We don’t claim that it will resolve any specific issues that you had prior to the failure.
Many times we’re asked about BIOS crisis mode recovery methods that can be found on the web. We’re often asked specific questions about these procedures, such as different key combinations and creating proper boot memory sticks to initiate the crisis mode. Unfortunately, we don’t use the crisis mode process in our BIOS repair services.
Our BIOS repair / recovery process consists of working with the hardware / chip directly. The unit is disassembled to gain access to the BIOS chip. The chip is removed from the board and then programming is initiated directly to the chip. After the BIOS code is assembled and the chip is programmed, the BIOS chip is then re-mounted to the motherboard and the unit is reassembled.