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[ale] bios update died
- Subject: [ale] bios update died
- From: matty91 at bellsouth.net (matty91 at bellsouth.net)
- Date: Sun Jan 4 17:19:31 2004
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Geoffrey wrote:
> I've always heard that if your bios update goes south, you're screwed.
> Well, there's a first time for everything.
> Updating the bios on my primary box, all was going well, then the screen
> goes blank and the machine begins to cycle through my cd drives. First
> one appears like it's being accessed, then the 2nd. It just keeps doing
> this. I know you're not supposed to shut the box down during a bios
> update, but after 30 minutes, I figured it's toast anyway.
I would contact the manufacturer and explain to them that you followed
their instructions, and their updgrade procedure destroyed a working
motherboard. That should hopefully get you a free PROM (maybe a new
> So, it appears this mb has a replaceable bios chip. Is this a possible
> solution, or am I looking at a piece of artwork now?
> until later, Geoffrey
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