Just a heads up to anyone out there with a laptop (or who knows anyone with one). Not sure if it impacts other operating systems (maybe not) but definitely Windows 10 is impacted. Not sure if it impacts other manufacturers but ASUS is definitely impacted. Microsoft are pushing through compulsory installation of BIOS updates via Windows update. Recently one was released for ASUS laptops, and if installed and procedure not followed correctly, can lead to the laptop being bricked (powers on, no BIOS screen, no booting). In the age of SSDs and data being stored locally, the issue could prove costly. What has been happening is Windows is forcing down BIOS updates for laptops. User shuts down laptop (and of course the updates install at shutdown). Either the laptop battery runs out, or laptop goes into suspend (when screen is closed), or in some cases laptop reboots to commence BIOS update and user freaks out thinking (flash utility) is a virus, or they simply power it down at power button. All innocent actions but the end result is the same. With ASUS laptops the system powers up, CAPS LOCK LED comes on, and that's it. Nothing on screen. In most cases people will flip out and contact a tech, or think the laptops screwed and replace it. DO NOT DO THAT. Contact the local ASUS Service Centre (or head in there), as they are well aware of this issue and are fixing it (even on out of warranty laptops). In some cases they can reset CMOS/BIOS and reflash the laptop and get it working again. In other cases they are having to replace the motherboard/mainboard at their cost. Again not sure if other manufacturers are impacted but from Google searching is appears it could be the case. Issue appears to have surfaced mid June. So fair warning to all, and huge thumbs up to ASUS (VIC) for coming to the party for customers on this one.