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Posible dead MB after BIOS flash? (M5A97 v2)

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Wow. I either have bad luck or just not that good with computers anymore. So I was checking the Asus website and saw there was a BIOS update for my board. Downloaded the latest 1602 BIOS, saved to a USB drive, and proceeded to flash withing the BIOS itself (always done it that way with no problems so far). The update was apparently successful and the PC rebooted itself. Then... no POST. No beeps, no nothing. Tried that USB flashback thing but nothing; the LEDs indicate a successful BIOS flash but the board just refuses to boot. Already tried booting up bare bones and even swapped the PSU. Nothing. You suck Asus.
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I'm not familiar with the board. Generally Asus has a couple reset buttons.

CMOS reset / bios reset ... etc; take the battery out and let the power drain then put it back in. Some boards give you the option to reset bios after a cmos battery change.

best bet is to call asus.
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Well,why did u flash a new bios when there's nothing wrong originally? If it ain't broken don't fix it.

Clear CMOS or do a recovery flash if needed.


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Did you fix this? My new rig is currently just sitting around after a -seemingly- successful BIOS update. No boot, no post, no beeps but fans spin and dvd drive works.
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Yes, I did fix it. It turned out to be a bad memory stick, which suck given that RAM prices have gone way up.
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