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380XD: Bios Update w/o Battery (Help)

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:38 pm
by MaxMega12
Hi,
I am trying to update my 380XD from bios revision 1.07 to 1.19, using the bootable diskette.
I do not have any battery installed, as it did not come with one when I first bought it.
Of course, when I try to install the update, it won't let me without a battery installed.
Is there any way around this, or do i have to buy a battery?

Re: 380XD: Bios Update w/o Battery (Help)

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:44 am
by hjanzen
I must admit that I have no experience with 380Xd, but long ago I have succesfully used a workaround on 600 and 700 series laptops.
If interested you may have a look at post 25 at following thread.:


viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6577

Succes!
Regards,
Hans

Re: 380XD: Bios Update w/o Battery (Help)

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:03 am
by goldeneagle
I've never owned a 380XD, but I'm curious myself now how hard it is to rebuild the battery. That's how I've updated all my 755s, 760s and 600s - by rebuilding the battery (or acquiring one to rebuild, if need be).