Unfortunatly, I have tried many ways to take a backup bios and flash it... but none seem to work (I almost bricked my e1705 that way once... lol).
It seems that the main ways people are using to backup their bioses dont output a file that works correctly with the other utilities that can flash to the dell systems.
Now, if someone has found a way to get it to work... please correct me (and tell me how, lol)
edit... here is the link that shows how to backup your bios so if you are willing to back it up, I would be willing to give it another go (on flashing)... so send me a PM once you back it up and I can give you my email addy to send it to... THANKS!!http://www.short-media.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30777