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    Member deeman's Avatar
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    Bios flash didnt work

    i flashed a gigabyte 7vkml with the newest bios using gigabyte @bios utilitiy now the com just beeps 1 long one and it wont let me into bios ive tried removing the battery to reset and hasnt done anything what can i do i dont think it will read the floppy because it wont even read the bios

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    Member Balrog's Avatar
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    It sounds like your flash didn't take, you may be forced to hot flash or replace your CMOS chip. Have you tried re-flashing? Does your board have the dual-BIOS?

    Regards, Balrog

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    no i havent tries reflashing yet but i dont think it will even boot from a floppy because it beeps before doing anything

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    Damn that sucks! Hotflash or replace I guess. No dual BIOS then?

    Regards, Balrog

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    Member deeman's Avatar
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    no its a ga7vkmls and doesnt have that function i thought of the hot flash but didnt really want to try to remove the chip,do they come out easy and are there any tricks

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    Member Balrog's Avatar
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    You need to find someone whos board has the same BIOS chip as yours to start with. I believe there is also a service that you can send your chip out to and they will re-flash it or contact Gigabyte and buy another chip.

    Regards, Balrog

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    Member deeman's Avatar
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    it is a friends board and they kinda need it asap does it have to be the exact same board or just the same bios chip

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    Member Balrog's Avatar
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    Same BIOS chip, however if the hot-flash fails or you break a chip you'll have 2 dead MoBos, this is not a project for the "faint of heart" or "empty of wallet".

    Regards, Balrog

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