As a favour to a friend, I upgraded her laptop's (model above) RAM (to 8GB) and her HDD to an 256GB SSD. After physically installing the new devices, restoring using the recovery disk, upgrading her Windows 7 x64 to Professional everything seemed fine. So I decided to apply the Toshiba Service Station recommended updates, one of which was the BIOS 2.70. Downloaded it, and pressed install... stepped through - restarted and got into the wizard where it warns me that there may be no screen, and only the blinking power indicator as activity - I then initiated the BIOS upgrade.
After 60 minutes of waiting, I powered the machine off but it won't boot - it powers up the drives but absolutely no beep codes or display - still flashing the power indicator. Bricked.
Ok - so now I google desperately for the model specific secret key codes and disk layout that will allow BIOS recovery from a USB flash drive or CD-ROM - NOTHING!
Anyone have any ideas about how to re-initiate the BIOS upgrade for this model from any of a) USB floppy, b) flash drive or c) CD-ROM?