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flashed to a mess

By warbaby71
May 17, 2006
  1. hi again everyone

    last week i decided to do some work on my computer after thinking about it for some time and here is the why and stuff.
    i bought the computer about 18 months ago as a pre packaged job.
    it came with the oem bios which was a basic bios and allowed for hardly any configuration.
    so i looked at the mobo and found the manufacturer and model number and went to find a new bios.
    i found the correct bios and flashed it as was said with the documentsenclosed in the package with the tools.
    the tool i used was called winflash i believe so i proceeded to update the bios and it worked well and presented me with complete message.
    i looked at the manufacturers site and found that apparently i had the wrong regions bios so i got the uk 1 and went through the flash proscess once again.
    all went well but it did not give me the message that it was complete, i waited and waited for the message and it did not happen..
    i decided to close the program and reboot.
    the computer made a closed down and when it restarted it made a weird sor of beep followed by a very unhealty chirp and thats it, black screen and nothing else, no life whatsoever except the power unit.

    obvioulsy if possible i would like to get it all up and running again but im not to sure how to go about this if it is at all possible, again here are the details

    mobo is a ECS 760-m rev 1.1a running an AMD athlon 64 - 3400 = CPU

    the bios appears to be an intergrated chip on the board.

    i dont k now what other info may or may not be usefull if anymore is needed please let me know although i think this may be a non resolver (i could be wrong and sure hope i am)

    cheers
    simon
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    You'll have to send the mobo back to the manufacture to have the Eprom flashed again, there's nothing you can do now. The only thing you might try, just in case!, is reset the CMOS. There is a jumper on the mobo next to the battery (check the manual). There may also be a push-button switch near the battery. If all else fails, remove the battery for at least 10 minutes. Then reinstall. If it doesn't boot again, no post etc., then my first statement is true.
     
  3. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Definitely try and re-set your bios. It should be in your manual. If you dont have a hard copy of the manual then go to mobo mfgr's website and check it out there. One place or another you will find it, then follow instructions.

    Also, i have heard of being able to re-flash the bios even with nothing coming up on the screen. I believe it has to do with following beeps or something like that, not sure on that as you can see. I dont know if its still available, would have to try and google it.
    Hope bios re-set fixes you up.
     
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    I havent found the item i am looking for, but read here:
    http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/1004293096/ShowPost.aspx
    http://www.planetamd64.com/lofiversion/index.php/t21258.html
    http://cheapbioschips.com/

    About 3/4 down the page on this one, a person talks about the "blind flashing" of the mobo bios.
    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.c...OC_offer_BIOS_flashing_services-t-130669.html
    http://forums.rojakpot.com/archive/index.php?t-5959.html

    This article explains blind flashing, which is what i was talking about. Some of the other links talk about it, but this one explains more.
    There is more info out there using google, its just a matter of going thru the offerings of google.
    This is a universal flashing utility:
    http://www.uniflash.org/
     
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