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Hot Flashing Bios Chip Please help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Triodesound, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. Triodesound

    Triodesound Thread Starter

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    I hope I'am posting in the right section.Some how I corrupted my bios on an ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Mobo.I was going to use an Asus A7N8X mobo,to hot flash the bios chip.I also have an Asus K8V SE Deluxe mobo.But I would prefer to use the A7N8X,as it is considerably cheaper to replace in case of damage.I think I should mention that this all happened after I saved and exited the bios.I had just finished raising my FSB and after pressing F10 and Enter.I got a message saying Bad checksum and something else.It said please power off and restart.So I shutoff the power,and restarted but nothing appeared,no Post Nothing.I have cleared the Cmos jumpers,removed the battery still nothing.So because I just purchased the board from Ncix I realy don't want to ship it if I don't have to.All the Bios chips and sockets on all three boards look exactly the same.But what I am worried about is if the voltage is different on eny of the Bios sockets that hold the bios chips.Or if it matters which board I use to do the hot flashing,on the currupted chip.So please you guys are my only chance,please help as soon as possible thanks!
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    I've moved you to the Hardware forum, as you'll get more response here :)

    eddie
     
  3. techkid

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    Voltage settings should not be a problem, All motherboards should run at a rating of about 3 (?) volts. Motherboard requirements...possibly. The most likely culprit is static electricity. Fries BIOS chips like that *snaps fingers*.

    In any case, the recommended solution is (1) don't mess with the BIOS, and (2) go to a computer shop for a replacement BIOS chip, rather than a new motherboard.
     
  4. Triodesound

    Triodesound Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply but it's a little late.I tried the hot flash with both boards but no luck .Kept getting message flash error message,so no boards were damaged but no bios flash was possible.Boy the article sure made it sound easy.And your right about the static electricity discharge.But I do use an antistatic wrist band when touching electical components.
     
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