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    Hardware Dell inspiron 1520 laptop bios upgrade with dead battery

    Hi I've downloaded a new bios for my friends dell. But to install it the laptop must be plugged in with a battery level of over 10%
    Unfortunately the laptop will not work without being plugged in therefore the battery is most likely shagged.
    Is there any workaround to update the bios?
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    Default Re: Dell inspiron 1520 laptop bios upgrade with dead battery

    try running a dos command prompt as administrator (run as administrator)
    Then navigate to the directory of your bios update and type...

    xxxxxx.exe /forceit (where xxxxxx = the name of your bios update)

    If that don't work try the same thing in pure Dos (as in source a dos boot cd)

    Thanks to MsDG

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    Default Re: Dell inspiron 1520 laptop bios upgrade with dead battery

    Worked a treat thanks!

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