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Hello!

A friend of mine had the problem in question: was updating the bios but the update failed and now the pc does not load the bios and the operating system. Practically, the PC is dead.
It seems the only solution for solve problem is to replace the chipset of bios.
So you have to contact the Asrock and ask for a replacement chip.

Before contacting Asrock, we wanted to be sure that chipset MoBo bios is directly replaceable by the user to avoid the MoBo RMA.

Here is a picture of the bios chipset :



Question: this bios chip can be directly replaced by the user?
Edited by flaubert - 6/22/13 at 3:49pm
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Hello!

A friend of mine had the problem in question: was updating the bios but the update failed and now the pc does not load the bios and the perating system. Practically, the PC is dead.
It seems the only solution for solve problem is to replace the chipset of bios.
So you have to contact the Asrock and ask for a replacement chip.

Before contacting Asrock, we wanted to be sure that chipset MoBo bios is directly replaceable by the user to avoid the MoBo RMA.

Here is a picture of the bios chipset :



Question: this bios chip can be directly replaced by the user?
Annd that's why i haven't updated my BIOS from a very long time.As long as my current one is getting the job done,why bother?
About the bios chipset,i'm almost certain it can be changed by the user.(a.k.a. replacable )
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Annd that's why i haven't updated my BIOS from a very long time.As long as my current one is getting the job done,why bother?

Yes...you are right....smile.gif

About the bios chipset,i'm almost certain it can be changed by the user.(a.k.a. replacable )

100% sure?
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I painted one, it's removable.
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As i said,almost sure.Not 100%.I've seen bios chips on sale but haven't heared if they are soldered or not.
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It's replaceable. I believe ASRock charges like $15. You may find it on eBay too.
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Hello!

A friend of mine had the problem in question: was updating the bios but the update failed and now the pc does not load the bios and the operating system. Practically, the PC is dead.
It seems the only solution for solve problem is to replace the chipset of bios.
So you have to contact the Asrock and ask for a replacement chip.

Before contacting Asrock, we wanted to be sure that chipset MoBo bios is directly replaceable by the user to avoid the MoBo RMA.

Here is a picture of the bios chipset :



Question: this bios chip can be directly replaced by the user?

The Answer to your question is "yes" it can be replaced but before you send anything in or dismantle anything why not contact AsRock and ask...In my experience they have responded very quickly to questions....I had the same issue with an EVGA board and they stated that yes it is end user replaceable but if removed by user then warranty is void and can not be Returned for RMA. I sent it in and a week later had a brand new board.
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Thank you very much for help guys ....biggrin.gif

Ok i contact asrock and see what they say....thumb.gif
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