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post #5921 of 7108
maybe:

power down > clear cmos > pull battery > make sum choc pudding > re-assemle and start

........then hope mobo will enter its original state
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post #5922 of 7108
Quote:
Originally Posted by harlen View Post

Reset your cmos yet?
Try a different usb port, assuming it's a usb keyboard?
I vaguely remember something about someone having trouble with a keyboard when connected to a plasma tv presumably using the hdmi port. Can't remember the specifics though.

Tried 4 other USB ports, all the same. KB lights up fine, but no input is reading/working. Keyboard works fine on other laptop.

I reset the CMOS via the button on the back. I've tried holding it down for various times. Also reset it via the ROG connect from a laptop connected with a white cable via USB to desktop. I figured it works since the ROG remote allowed me to turn on/off the computer remotely as well as says reset CMOS.

I just want to restore the BIOS but ROG connect keeps giving me invalid BIOS file. Some users online have received this error, but my BIOS file is renamed properly (actually it's the original off the dvd). I've tried both copying the BIOS to the desktop of the laptop and running the flashback pointed to bios file directly to a thumb drive connected to the laptop. Nothing.

I saw on other ASUS boards, you can plug in a USB fat32 thumb drive directly into the ROG connect port and press and hold for 3-5sec and it will auto Flashback bios from whatever is in the root directory. I don't know if this Mobo allows that as it does nothing if I press and hold the reset CMOS button while a USB thumb drive w/ bios is in the ROG connect usb port.

I don't really want to RMA it b/c I'd have to rebuild and I assume reformat my C: drive after a new mobo replacement?

As you can see I've tried a few options haha
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Pulling the battery is the same as resetting CMOS right? This probably won't do anything to the BIOS though =( Let me know if there are other options to restoring the BIOS. DVD in the drive on boot doesn't work either.
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post #5923 of 7108
Other boards have the required rog link button for that. We only get the rog connect. I haven't seen a way for it to be possible without that. Maybe we get that ability with the Maximus V since it has the link button.

You could post over at the rog.asus forums. Theyll help with some extra troubleshooting you can try before RMAing.

I'm not sure of a way to downgrade the bios otherwise. Some say use a USB program (forget the name) but I haven't seen anyone post success with that lately to downgrade.
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post #5924 of 7108
Is the latest bios on the asus site still the bad one? I just bought this board off a guy and he flashed it to the latest bios before shipping.
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Anybody know the RAL number used for the Red on this board?

Want to paint my pci brackets and hdd trays the same colour.

Thanks in advance.
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post #5926 of 7108
Quote:
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I don't really want to RMA it b/c I'd have to rebuild and I assume reformat my C: drive after a new mobo replacement?

If you replace with the same MOBO, then you will not
need to format.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aznguyen316 View Post

Pulling the battery is the same as resetting CMOS right?

the battery is the supply, which allows the mobo to store data.
Thought is, removing battery is the ultimate way to force MOBO
back into its original "flashed" state.

[absolutly works on some boards -- can't speak for all]
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Thank you. Plus rep. When I get home I'll pull the battery and chill. We'll see if it goes back to original Day 1 state.

Also thanks for the info on getting a new mobo I will not have to reformat. That will save me a lot of time outside of putting together the computer.

Repped anyone else that replied to me. I've since posted on the asus rog forum.
    
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Is 3203 the problematic bios?
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I have had two of the Gene Z68 boards and both have been trouble free. I think a lot of the issues folks are seeing are from the latest bios as we did not see these issues prior. As far as Asus support, I have always been able to do an advanced RMA with them on my ROG series boards, granted, if they do not have it in stock then there isn't much they can do at that point. For folks having memory issues, have you tried the memory "OK" button?
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Glad to hear about an advanced RMA. I will ask for that if it comes down to it. Thanks!!
    
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