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[ale] bios update died

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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