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failed the bios update and screen wont turn on, will XFX fix it if i send it back to them?
    
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Yup, they are a pain in the ass to flash. I had the same thing happen, if they try to reject it, PM me.
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he can still fix it if he has a spare card and saved the bios.
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Yup, they are a pain in the ass to flash. I had the same thing happen, if they try to reject it, PM me.
Will do sir, thank you
    
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Did you backup the original bios? It's an easy fix for yourself, you just need another card to use ATIFlash with. Use "atiflash -i" to bring up all your graphics adapters, then flash the correct master/slave bios onto the 5970, NOT your primary card you are using to output to the screen.
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he can still fix it if he has a spare card and saved the bios.
Yeh, I did what everyone said to do, got a pci video card and threw it in. What do you know, attempting to reflash the 5970 ended up flashing the pci card. Go figure.
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Did you backup the original bios? It's an easy fix for yourself, you just need another card to use ATIFlash with. Use "atiflash -i" to bring up all your graphics adapters, then flash the correct master/slave bios onto the 5970, NOT your primary card you are using to output to the screen.
nope didn't back it up, it was my friends, had to update it to get the fan control fix, but update went wrong...i tried using one my 6950 to help out but his computer wouldn't start up with a 6950 and 5970, he has a 1000W psu corsair
    
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Yeh, I did what everyone said to do, got a pci video card and threw it in. What do you know, attempting to reflash the 5970 ended up flashing the pci card. Go figure.
If you use atiflash -i and properly flash the correct card, that will not happen. Full list of commands can be found here.
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hopefully XFX can fix it...without being an ass about it
    
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If you use atiflash -i and properly flash the correct card, that will not happen. Full list of commands can be found here.
Yeh, I know, had no effect. Getting the correct code of master and slave(which is the main problem with multi gpu cards) had no effect either.
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