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#1 SeanyCozzie24v

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

well eariler on i went to update my bios. well it turns out there is 2 bios for the exact same motherboard i have and i turns out i picked the wrong one. well how can i recover it if it is possible with the bios i have. if i hit the power button,the cpu fan spins from 2-4 seconds and then turns itself off. here is what is written on my bios.
686 AMIBIOS
1999copyright
WE87
9834
vid of what the computer does
Bad bios flash -youtube

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:02 PM

well it turns out there is 2 bios for the exact same motherboard i have and i turns out i picked the wrong one.


either should have work if they are for the exact same motherboard ,did you get hem from the motherboard manufacturers web site ,can you enter the bios and set it to defaults ,or is it that only the fan spins ,and board doesn't even post anything on the screen

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:36 PM

If your bios chip is not soldered on to the board, you can get a new pre-flashed chip here
http://www.badflash.com/

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

A lot of motherboards come with a recovery feature built into the BIOS ROM.

Could you please post your motherboard make and model number?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:09 PM

packard bell denver 10 motherboard
or this
http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Product/P...=16&LanID=9
but this is what it says in pc wizard. got the info from another post of mine
General Information :
Manufacturer : Packard Bell BV
Product : MCP73VT-PM
Version : 1.0
Serial Number : 00000000
Support MP : Yes, 2 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4
when i turn it on there is no display. the fans comes on for 2-4 seconds then it turns off. see the video in an eariler post

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:07 PM

Yes that would be this one. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/339456/graphics-card-problems/

Thanks to your pics you posted in that thread I can see the BIOS version is 02.61 dated 2008 from AMI BIOS.

I have to ask if you saved your original BIOS to a disk, most BIOS flash utilities recommend saving the original BIOS to the disk, did you save yours before proceeding with the flash?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:22 PM

By the way, your link above does not work, this one does. http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Product/P...=16&LanID=9

This is the number for this motherboard GF7050VT-M (V1.0) is this not what you see printed in white lettering on the motherboard near the RAM slots?

Packard Bell uses the number MCP73VT-PM


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:23 PM

yes its on my hard drive

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:24 PM

and i have it on my usb drive

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:27 PM

Packard Bell uses the number MCP73VT-PM
yes this is whats on my motherboard. a little white sticker

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:34 PM

I know its confusing when companies buy computer hardware and plaster the product with their own name and model number, its such with Nvidia video cards as well, there's many variations of the same card sold under other names such as PNY etc.

Can you please tell me what the BIOS bin file name was that you did the flash with?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:37 PM

some high res pics of motherboard and bios chip
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:44 PM

Please read this about how to know product information. http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/productinfo/MB.htm

Very important to know what bin file to flash with before doing a flash, in some cases a flash will not proceed if the wrong BIOS bin file is used, but that isn't always the case, sad to say.

I seen your pics above I'll check them out.

I also see where you said you saved your original BIOS, which may save you, if the instructions I am about to give you work.

Be back shortly.

Edit: I see your BIOS chip is soldered to the motherboard, this means if the BIOS recovery fails, you have to ship this whole motherboard out. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:44 PM

GF7050VT-M_080707.ROM that was the filename

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:51 PM

Please read this about how to know product information. http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/productinfo/MB.htm

Very important to know what bin file to flash with before doing a flash, in some cases a flash will not proceed if the wrong BIOS bin file is used, but that isn't always the case, sad to say.

I seen your pics above I'll check them out.

I also see where you said you saved your original BIOS, which may save you, if the instructions I am about to give you work.

Be back shortly.

Edit: I see your BIOS chip is soldered to the motherboard, this means if the BIOS recovery fails, you have to ship this whole motherboard out. :thumbsup:

Bruce.

whats the chances of it recovering? also what do you mean by ship this whole motherboard out?




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