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Flashed x1900, and now it doesn't work

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So I flashed my brother's x1900xt to an xtx (I think it was a Connect3D, and I forgot and flashed it with a PowerColor BIOS. I don't remember if I corrected this or not, I thought I did). Either way, one day the computer crapped out, and I sent the motherboard in for an RMA. DFI said it was fine. Finally today, I set up my rig, and I tried his video card, and it doesn't work. But with my x1900, it boots. So, is there a way I can flash it back to stock? Can I put them both in my mother board, and flash it from the OS?
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CLICK ME!

take a look at that, should solve your problem
    
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But... I can't even POST...
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well if it doesnt post its not the graphics card, a pc should post even if the graphics card is bost.

or do you mean it posts but you cant see anything ?
    
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well if it doesnt post its not the graphics card, a pc should post even if the graphics card is bost.

or do you mean it posts but you cant see anything ?
I guess it does POST, because the keyboard flashes, but I don't see anything.
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post #6 of 17
so it does post then, well your gonna have put a pci graphics card in, or your gonna have to do it blind.

then just follow the instructions on the link

you will have to do it one way or its f*cked
    
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post #7 of 17
Here's another way to do it, blind flash:
  1. Make a bootable floppy disk - format a floppy disk through Windows expolrer by right-clicking on the disk, click format, put a check next to "Create an MS-DOS startup disk", type in a Volume Label if you like, then press Start.
  2. Copy nvFlash.exe and cwsdpmi.exe onto the floppy.
  3. Use Notepad to create a text file named Autoexec.bat. This file should contain the line "nvflash -p -u -2 -f backup.rom". When you save the file to the floppy, be sure that the file extension is .bat and not .txt!

    Note: If you don't wish the process to run automatically, you can name the file something else such as "fix.bat". In which case you'd need to type "fix" then press "enter" to run the batch file.
  4. Copy your backup bios file named backup.rom to the floppy.
I really hope you have the backup BIOS, if not, than try to search one that fits perfectly your bro's card.
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post #8 of 17
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Can I use my x1900 in the other pci-e slot?
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post #9 of 17
Do the blind flash or get a PCI card to do it
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post #10 of 17
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Well, I don't have a PCI graphics card. Unfortunately my server (yes, dual socket 370 motherboard) has AGP! Anyway, I figured, well, it worked with the first x1900, so let's try it again. And no video. So Then I decided to plug in a different rig and the monitor works on that one. It has a 9600 SE and the VGA works, but not the DVI/VGA adapter.

So on my list of things to do when I get home, I have:
Clear CMOS on my motherboard
Try brother's motherboard
Pray

Anything else I should try before I conclude that my DVI to VGA adapters are faulty? (What else could it be!?)
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Opteron 165 CCBBE 0610 DFI LanParty Ultra-D Sapphire X1900XT 512MB 2x 1GB OCZ Gold DDR 500 
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Opteron 165 CCBBE 0610 DFI LanParty Ultra-D Sapphire X1900XT 512MB 2x 1GB OCZ Gold DDR 500 
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