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My old PC got struck my lightening! So my Asus P5N32-E SLi NF680i is dead! RIP

OK, so the m'board turned up yesterday and all was working until this morning.

Opened up the BIOS flash utility and was trying to work out was filesystems it could see (so can't work out what it throught was the C: drive!) and while navagating the directory structure, it started to erase and flash the BIOS.

Not sure exactly what it flashed it with as there was no BIOS file, but the computer now turns on but doesn't get to the BIOS screen.

The LCD Post message show "CPU INIT". Is this an RMA or is there a way to force it to recover the BIOS from the Floppy etc?
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a failed flash results in a corrupted BIOS.
you should contact ASUS and have them send you a new BIOS-chip, or you could RMA your motherboard.
if the BIOS chip is soldered on, the latter is your only option.
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Your MoBo is becoming a chav! Rma it!
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The flash is socketed - so removes easily with a ballpoint pen (or it does on the P5N32-E)

What are the chances that my Asus P5N32-E SLi NF680i S775 has the same size BIOS chip and will be enough to get the PC to Post to reflash with the Striker Extreme BIOS?

I've submitted a ticket to Asus and will see what they say. Hopefully a BIOS won't take too long to ship! Been waiting weeks for the replacement PC. Hrrrhhh....!!! !!!

Edit...
Just worked out what was the C:\\ drive. Looks like it could see my SATA CDROM which had the Striker Motherboard DVD, which looks like it contains "Striker.bin" and "StrikerE.bin" - which I assume is for the "Striker" and "Striker Extreme" m'boards. I assume that I selected one of these, but can't believe there is no checking that you selected the correct BIOS (unless something else went wrong!)
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Looks like it could see my SATA CDROM which had the Striker Motherboard DVD, which looks like it contains "Striker.bin" and "StrikerE.bin" - which I assume is for the "Striker" and "Striker Extreme" m'boards. I assume that I selected one of these, but can't believe there is no checking that you selected the correct BIOS (unless something else went wrong!)
Once you select a file to flash with it will give you a prompt 'are you sure to proceed' before it erases the existing ROM. So I dont see how you could have done it by mistake?
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Thats what I thought, didn't seem to get the prompt. Contacted Asus who asked to try a CRASH recovery (which I'd already done!).....

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.

My name is *** and it is my pleasure to help you with your problem today.

For your problem, please use the least components, only CPU, 1 memory and graphic card in the motherboard, and reset CMOS default by:
1.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.Remove the onboard battery.
3.Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2(default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4.Reinstall the battery.
5.Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
Then try to recover BIOS by the support CD(CrashFree BIOS).

If the problem still remains, I think the BIOS chip is faulty. You could contact your retailer for RMA service, we will solve your problem f! or free. But maybe it will take some time to repair it. If you want to buy the BIOS chip, please let me know, I will pass your case to our local department to help you.

Anyway if you still have any problem or the problem still exists, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for the support!

Best regards and have a nice day!

Welcome to refer FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for ASUS products in ASUS website:http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Yours sincerely,

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So the board is going back to the retailer on an RMA! Looks like it might have been a faulty BIOS?

Been without a desktop for 4 weeks now to have just ordered a replacement and will sell the RMA'd board on later!
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