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PC dead after BIOS update . External EEPROM flash-useless.

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:52 am
by itsmeyourenemy
Hello guys.
I updated my BIOS from Windows ( using ASUS update) for enabling widescreen resolution by downloading the patched bios here. I know..I should not have done it. I came to know this only after the inevitable happened.
The system would not boot, no display, no beep codes.
So, I gave the mobo to a guy who had a EEPROM programmer so that he could program the EEPROM externally.
He tried to load different versions of the BIOS for my mobo into it. But still, there is no beep or display and the system does not boot. He replaced the capacitors too. But, no use.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
And before I forget, I need to get it fixed soon....really soon. Pls do reply soon

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:26 pm
by edwin
what board model is this?

btw, if the capacitors were shot it's always possible that in the replacement procedure parts of the board got too hot and toasted the chips on your board. there's always a certain risk involved in soldering on your board...


Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:30 pm
by itsmeyourenemy
Sorry...forgot to mention the most important info.
Its a ASUS p4S333-VM.

The guy who programmed the BIOS is a professional. So , I guess he would not have fried the Mobo....

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:30 am
by edwin
...even for professionals, they're human after all and can make misktakes. Last but not least, try a different bios chip, they can die too.