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Updated bios Yesterday my brother updated the bios on my comp, since then it doesnt work, screens just wont turn on,. unfortunately i cant tell you much more than that except the bios cannot be reset back to default either. is something fried or is it just awesome software

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  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    oh just incase i posted in wrong spot :P A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard :)

  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    k :) i am not quite sure because i dont know much about computers apart from how to play them :P but here we go,
    Yesterday there was an update for windows xp, to start with that just kept blue screeing the computer, so after a format and reinstall, my brother said that the problem was that the bios was too old for the update or something like that, so he went in search of an update for it, once he found what he thaught was the correct one he installed it on the computer, restarted the computer and now there is no visual at all, there is a little tab on the motherboard or something he was saying that should just reset the bios back to what it was originally but for some reason it wont reset the bios back to it's default.
    and thats about were we are at now, a box that wont work :P

    but from what i see for knowing nothing of computers it is as if it doesnt even recognise that there are monitors hooked up


  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    umm, unfortunately i dont know the answer to any of them questions apart from the blue screen kept restarting the comp. but as soon as he gets home i will get him to jump on here and have a chat, hehe i am sure that it will be a much greater help to you and us if you had someone on this end who knew what they were talking about =) tyvm for your time as i know i would have been close to no help :)

  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    The problem occured when the BIOS was flashed. I used the Asusupdate tool and flashed it to the latest stable BIOS version available on the asus support page. Then when the computer restarted nothing happens, screen doesn't come on, hard drives don't start up or anything. So I'm assuming the board is just dead now because Asus are worthless.

  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    Cool, hooking it up to a brand new 850W Thermaltake PSU (had one sitting around). I'll let you know how it goes.

  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    Well the hard drive spins up and the fans all come on. But nothing on the screen still. It doesn't say No Input or anything, just a black screen with the standby light on.

  • bnaery Sep 18, 2008

    ok yeah the motherboard is a goner, no beeps =( thankyou very much for helping me out. and thanks for a great online service to help folks like me out =)


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Can you still access the bios setup page? It could be a flash gone wrong. Flashing could have failed, or wrong flash, or other reason. You can try flashing again, but tell me step by step how the problem goes.

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  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    Hmm... does the blue screen allow you to continue using windows or do you have to restart the whole thing again? Did your brother put the tab back to its original position? It could be a different problem than the bios. If the blue screen has a message like "fatal error dumping memory". It could be a damaged memory problem. Or, did you install any new hardware or software besides the update?

  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    Hehe. No problem.

  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    We are not leaving out the possibility of problem in the BIOS, but may be the power supply having the problem. Even on dead motherboards, eventhough the processor is not attached, when you turn on the computer, the fans are supposed to spin and hard drives are supposed to turn. If you have an extra power supply, you can try replacing them for the moment.

  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    Wow, nice power supply you got there.

  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    Try taking out all of the memory from its slot. It is supposed to give you long beeps. If not, then you really have a problem with the motherboard. Check the warranty if they would still replace that. Reflashing the BIOS in that situation is kind of difficult. I was able to flash my BIOS by taking it out and having a different motherboard with the same specs and flashing it from there. I'll be offline now, I'll check back 15 hours later. If there are beeps when the memory was absent, try blowing off any dust from the memory socket, clean the memory's contact and install one memory. If still not working, try again or try the other one. At this time, that's all I can help you with. It is possible the bad flash did it, but my suspicion is more because of the power supply killing off the motherboard as it did my board.

  • Kirk Philipson Chan Sep 18, 2008

    Sure, no problem. Goodluck with that.

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