sambartle wrote:Does anyone know what setting in the BIOS causes the problem for certain?
Sorry, no. I must've changed at least 20 settings!
I was just browsing through each page, enabling stuff that was disabled.
I don't mean any disrespect, but here is your problem. Some settings are probably disabled for a reason. I've been diddling with BIOS settings since I was a teen, and I can assure you that you sometimes have to take note of what you're changing, and not change a ton of settings at once; this is especially true for unfamiliar settings or on an unfamiliar system/BIOS, such as what we have. There's a good lesson to be had here. However, I'm not saying it's right for the device to be bricked and for no failsafe to be set in place.
After reading all these posts, I'm gladly steering clear from the BIOS on these things, as it sounds volatile. I usually love tinkering with a BIOS.
Assuming the BIOS uses something like a typical CMOS battery in a regular computer, a lithium 1.35v battery, then I'm afraid you'll be easily waiting for a good 10+ years. I've tinkered with many machines over the years, and a lot of them were oldies with the battery still intact!
Taking the battery out and putting it back in would be a solution, but who knows how it's in, what sorta damage could be done getting to it, and then there's the warranty you can wave goodbye to. >.< Such a shame this device isn't more accessible.
Even if the battery did somehow discharge, you'd then have a dead battery you couldn't easily replace, which could itself cause issues if the default BIOS settings also brick the device.