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Good day, I have 2 PC Chips and MSI motherboard which colud power but no post screen nor beep, every thing remain dead but all light indicators will be on. checked all other component with another board, they working. I'm suspecting that the BIOS ROM is dead. how do I solve this problem? if it requires changing of ROM BIOS where do I get it from? Help Pls

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Now by PC chips do u mean CPUs? because if so then yes your motherboard is dead but im not sure if it would be BIOS related. There should be a battery somewhere, one like a wristwatch but bigger and flatter on the motherboard, look for it and replace it and test if it works, otherwise it is most likely your motherboard is dead and you need a new one. There is a way of fixing the BIOS if that is the problem. Its called Force Flashing BIOS. I Don't know too much about this but apparently its not hard. Google It and see what you come up with

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