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I am trying to unbrick a 4870X2 using this guide. Now here is where I am running into problems:

I am using a second PCI-e card to use as a primary display to unbrick the card. It is in PCI-e slot 3, which is the second 16x slot for crossfire. Here are my options when it comes to choosing my display adapters in the NB tab.

1. PCIE GPP1-GPP2-GPP3a-PCI
2. PCIE GPP2-GPP1-GPP3a-PCI
3. PCIE GPP3a-GPP1-GPP2-PCI<--one I am currently using
4. PCI-PCIE GPP1-GPP2-GPP3a

Now using the selected setting I get display fine, once I install the 4870X2 I lose all display. Technically I should get display but it doesn't want to cooperate. I should also note that if I just have the card in there without the 6 and 8 pin connected I get video but I can't find it's adapter number when trying to use ATiFlash and when I do plug it in I lose video. I'm not sure what else to try.
    
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What if you put your backup card in slot 1, and then put your 4870X2 in a different PCIe slot?
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I'm with Nick2253 on this one.
 
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Switching slots didn't work so I tried using a GT240 just to boot into ATiFlash and now it works. But now it is trying to say that the .bin BIOS files aren't on the thumb drive....

This is the command line I am typing in:

atiflash -f -newbios -p 0 SapphireR700.bin

I know the guide says [BIOS_filename.ROM] and I tried adding "SapphireR700M.bin.ROM" I didn't think it would work and it didn't. Do I have to rename the BIOS file extension?
    
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The .bin BIOS file needs to have a name no longer than 8.3.
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I actually just did that, I renamed the files to R700M.bin and R700S.bin and it worked. Thank you though for the confirming what I suspected.
    
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Glad to hear it. un-bricking FTW.
 
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Glad to hear it. un-bricking FTW.
hahah dual bios unbricking ftw
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Once I figured out the steps and what I was doing wrong it is pretty straightforward.
    
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