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So my Sabertooth was working fine. Installed windows, etc. I wanted to update from 1305 to 1502 though, so I downloaded the BIOS from ASUS's site and put it on a flash drive and flashed it using the EZ Flash II Utility. The progress bar completed, and then the computer rebooted but then shut off. Now when I try to turn it on the CPU LED is illuminated and I don't get a display. I tried clearing CMOS and booting with one stick of RAM but that didn't help. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 17
Try using different PCI slots and Sata0/1/2/3/4 for HDD. I had the same issue with a client's computer, moving slots did the trick.
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You can try this if all else fails.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Asus-Sabertoot...item3f095de468
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Nope...moving sata slots doesn't do anything. I contacted ASUS and they told me to take the battery out and then move the jumper but that didn't do anything either. I guess i'll have to RMA or get them to send me a new chip
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yea sometimes bios flashs fail and its a dead mobo. just have asus cross ship you a new one...if youre confident in your soldering abilities, you can do the bios chip route
 
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
yea sometimes bios flashs fail and its a dead mobo. just have asus cross ship you a new one...if youre confident in your soldering abilities, you can do the bios chip route
Hm, the chip looks like this though:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Asus-Sabertoot...item3f095de468

Will it have to be soldered? If ASUS will just send me a new BIOS chip i'd be fine with that too.
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post #7 of 17
I had my old ABIT AN8 bios screw up during flash, just got on ebay like drifting suggested and got a new chip. Easy.
   
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post #8 of 17
That's a solder-free solution there. We usually use an e-prom puller at work for these, but you can improvise.
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post #9 of 17
They will just replace the whole board, no need for you to solder.
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post #10 of 17
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Thanks guys. I'll just contact ASUS to see what they are going to do about it.
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