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Dazzler1971

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#1 14 years ago

i tried to update my bios(becaause of my radeon card playing up)on my asustek k8v mobo,it read the file then said flash failed and now it wont boot up at all,the fans work but nothing comes on screen,any ideas?or is it rma time?only had it a week,DOH!




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#2 14 years ago

You need to clear you CMOS. There should be step-by-step guide in the manual. Basicly what is done: Open the side panel chassie of your computer and, on the motherboard, find the small 3-pin-connector which has a print that says "CMOS" next to it. There should be a small clip covering the center pin and either the left or the right pin. Remove it and put it back on the center pin, but this time cover the pin which was originally free. Keep it like this for a couple of min, the return the clip to the original 2 pins. Your BIOS should be cleared now.

Remember to inplug power and work in an antistatic enviroment.. Good luck




Dazzler1971

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#3 14 years ago

ive just tried that and its still the same,all working,fans,cpu,cd,floppy but not booting up,any ideas???




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#4 14 years ago

smash?




Dazzler1971

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#5 14 years ago

Not really an option!any more ideas before i rma it?




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#6 14 years ago

There is a second way to clear CMOS which includes removing the battery located on your motherboard. The process is different from company to company so you need to adress your manual. You should also visit the asus supportpages and search through their forums for post with similar problems. Chances are someone has allready had this problem, and had it solved..

Flashing BIOS is potentially fatal to your motherboard if something goes wrong.




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#7 14 years ago

are all you connections in and outside of your computer connected properaly? that may be the problem it worked for me:D




Dazzler1971

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#8 14 years ago

yeah all conections are in and i already removed the battery to clear the cmos!is it knackered then guys?




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#9 14 years ago

Well I found some info on it a while back hang on...

If a flash has gone horribly wrong and the computer fails to boot altogether, the only solution is to replace the BIOS chip on the motherboard with a new one that contains a healthy and correct BIOS. To obtain a new BIOS chip, contact your motherboard manufacturer and give them the model of your motherboard. For a relatively small price ($10-15 plus shipping) they may mail you a new BIOS chip. To install the new chip, you open up the computer after taking appropriate anti-static precautions, identify the BIOS chip on the motherboard with help of the manual, carefully pull the old chip out of its socket, and insert the new chip in its place. Be sure to carefully follow the manufacturer's installation instructions.

However, be aware of the fact that some manufacturers will not sell individual BIOS chips, and some older motherboards have non-replacable BIOS chips. In those two cases you will be forced to replace your motherboard, which is expensive :(