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Pegatron A15 Motherboards and Windows 10

If you, like me, have a laptop using a Pegatron A15 motherboard (A15HC in my case) and you wish to upgrade to Windows 10, you might find the laptop screen stops working. If this is the case then check your BIOS revision. (CPU-Z is good for this). This is especially true if you have Intel HD 3000 graphics. An update to the BIOS may be needed to enable some function or feature (no idea what exactly) that Windows 10 requires to be able to “see” the laptop screen.

In my case I needed to update from AMI BIOS 212 to 303. After doing so everything worked just fine.

Now, you might do some searching and find various websites discussing this. You may also find some instructions in Turkish on how to do the BIOS update … unless Turkish is your native language then you might find the instructions somewhat difficult to understand. 🙂 But don’t despair … there’s a site that gives the instructions in English and they are easy to follow. All you need is a spare USB pendrive, a PC that will allow boot from USB (most do), a couple of downloads and a leap of faith! 😀 is the website in question. 🙂

Good luck!


Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Techy Stuff

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I Can Has A New Laptop!

I decided my 7 year old self-build desktop PC was showing its age, so I have invested in a new laptop. After conducting significant research (for specification versus price, as well as consumer reviews) I settled on making my purchase with Cyberpower Systems – a company based near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. This post is a summary of my experience.

Step 1 – Decide what you want.
Their website has a very good configuration utility that lets you compose a system (desktop or laptop) that fully meets your needs, using a wide variety of base systems as the starting point.

Step 2 – Place your order.
Again everything is done online, although you can phone them too. I did do so and got a discount code I could use – saved me 3% (not a massive discount, but better than nothing). 🙂 That said, I still placed the order online.

Step 3 – Wait!
Yes – you have to wait for your new toy to arrive. At time of order (29th December 2011) I was told delivery would be 10-14 working days. My laptop arrived on 20th January 2012 – exactly 14 working days (bearing in mind the New Year holidays). You get an email advising you of the delivery (next day is standard – mine came via UKMail but they also use UPS). They also give you a call (before even the email) to let you know about delivery.

Step 4 – Unpack your new toy.
Be prepared for something akin to a Russian Doll – they send their goods very well packed! You can see my unpacking photos via the link below.

Step 5 – Enjoy!
That’s all you have to do – enjoy it. It comes supplied and ready to use. All you need to do is activate windows using the code on the COA sticker (assuming you buy an OS – you don’t have to).

So all-in-all a very consumer-friendly process, with a company who seem to hold customer delight in high regard. Would I buy from them again? Damn right I would.

That’s all folks! See you when I can next be bothered to post. 🙂


Edited for a typo.


Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Techy Stuff

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