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Medion laptop bios failure

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Dear all,

I have a Medion laptop MD5958 (2.4 GHz, 512 Mb, 30 Gb, CD-RW+DVD).

I have updated the BIOS using the files from the Medion site. It said it had been successful. I then tried to reboot it and got a long beep and 2 little beeps and a blank screen. Now when I try to reboot it, it does not even beep anymore.

I am thinking of replacing the CMOS battery.

Is this the right thinking?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Froggyinthefog
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One long, two short beeps is usually a video card problem, but since you just flashed the BIOS, I am inclined to think it is a configuration issue.  Resetting the BIOS (by removing the battery for 1/2 hour) may fix the problem; if it was having problems reccognizing your hard drive, I would consider replacing the CMOS battery.
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Thanks for your comment.

I'd like to try and remove the CMOS battery for 1/2 hour. As it is a laptop and I don't want to damage it, would you know how to safely open it?

Thanks,

Froggyinthefog
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Unfortunately, I have no experience with that laptop, and their website doesn't help.  Most laptops can be opened up by removing a few screws, so if you are careful and remember where you remove them from, it shouldn't be difficult.
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