BIOS update bricking Alienware M15x laptops

Posted on Saturday, January 09 2010 @ 17:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget warns Alienware users against installing the latest BIOS update for the M15x laptop as this update is causing some ugly issues:
According to reports this is a different sort of update, run from an application rather than installed separately, and after the first reboot the machine gets to the POST screen then... nothing. Multiple users are complaining of this issue and one claims that Dell is shipping him a new motherboard to fix it.

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