Tip & How-To about VIA Epia M10000 Motherboard

Reflash Via EPIA-M 1000g BIOS when board is dead

I'm writing this in the hope that others like me can resolv their problem with the dead EPIA-M mainboard.The symptoms where.. on power-up .. it would make 2 high pich beeps followed by 2 low pich beeps..turned out that is the error code for dead BIOS.
OK so u have a dead bios and a mobo that won't boot for various reasons.. from flashing a wrong or corrupted bios or else.
Apart from the other ways to go around the problem like buying a new chip already flashed or flash the chip with a dedicated flasher u can follow on this simple guide.
You should at least have some experience in DIY in computers .
1. Find a mobo of an oldĀ  pc that uses the same socket for the bios chip.if it uses award bios even better.I used a biostar p4m800-m7a mobo to do this.
No need for it to have a hdd or something special attached to it.. power source and cd or dvd/rom will do.
2. Try to see if it boots, if all ok..
3. Get you hands on the Hiren's boot cd..burn it and boot from cd..it has in the Dos program list... in the next page BIOS/CMOS UTILITIES. Select uniflash 1.4.. i did it with the 1.4 on the hiren's boot cd 10.1 maybe if they update it it will work also.It will tell you the name of the bios chip and some details..make a backup of original chip just in case.
4.On other pc download the 109.BIN file .. the bios file known to be stable for the EPIA-M board. You can find it on some forum.. i can't remember now..I thank them by the way.Same the file on a fat32 usb key.
5.On the surogate board with uniflash started.. comes the tricky part: u have to get hold of some good tools and pull the bios chip out while it's running... don't worry, nothing will happen.
6. Pull out the dead bios chip of EPIA-M and put it in the surogate board.These steps must be done with absolute care.If you think you can't do it, wait or call a friend with more experience or get hold of the right tools
7. Now with the dead bios chip in place.. select in uniflash, rediscover bios chip.. or something like that,..can't remember well.. but you get it when you see the screen... the sst bios of the EPIA-M NOW SHOWS UP...
8. select flash bios and select the file on the root of the usb key by typing C:\109.bin.. if no hdd attached.. the key is seen as C, otherwise use letter accordingly.It flashes the bios in less that 10 seconds.. and says ok.. power off surogate mobo.. replace bios chip with original.. and enjoy now your EPIA-M mainboard again.
If you'd like to thank me or ask details..mail me at www_offspring@yahoo.com

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jumper identification


I don't see it,

http://www.via.com.tw/download/mainboards/4/8/P4MA-Pro.jpg

I DO see what looks to be a jumper cap, in-between IDE 1 and DIMM 2; BUT only in this photo,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VIA-EPIA-P4MA-Pro-Celeron-2GHZ-Motherboard-Tested-512MB-CPU-Warranty-/250955461946?pt=Motherboards&hash=item3a6e1c753a

Reddish/Orange in color. (Use mouse zoom in feature)

I'm also looking dead at the Motherboard Manual, and do not see it shown, or listed,

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/others/p4ma_pro533.jsp#manuals

On the middle/left side, where in blue it has in a list;
BIOS
Drivers
Manual,

Click on Manual.

(It's a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.

ORDINARILY it takes maybe 20 seconds tops, to download a PDF file. This one took almost 2 minutes!
Letting you know in case you do not see anything happening.
I just waited on the blue download progress bar.

Do you have the Clear CMOS jumper, down by the VIA southbridge chip?
It's right above, and in-between the USB 3 and 4 header, and the Front Panel header.

Post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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But you can try ebay.
Or you can buy a used or newer/better pc for small money.

Good luck

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Here is the link for the EPIA just look at your motherboard to figure out which one you have. Somewhere on the motherboard will have the numbers you need to figure it out. Hope this helps and don't forget to rate.

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