Originally Posted by Schmuckley
I was thinking..did you try booting with just the support cd in the dvd player?
I also want to know whether this method can/will work or not. Too bad OP didn't test it.
Originally Posted by rlandersen
No I did not. The screen was completely blank when the computer was turned on before. I dont think it was able to read anything.
The only way something started to appear on the screen was replacing the chip.
If the above procedure (restore BIOS using support DVD disc) really programmed/built/exist in this motherboard, it will definitely put computer in restore/recovery/emergency mode when it detect the DVD. The monitor will not show anything of course because recovery will work in background. Too bad you didn't test this procedure though. Anyway, glad you get your motherboard working again. Next time, only update BIOS if the current BIOS is not stable or causing problem. Otherwise, no need to update BIOS every time there is new update.