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Well my new rig is up and going and so far i'm extremely happy with the outcome. However the Asus Striker II formula along with a few other Asus boards comes with this little LCD Poster display panel you can connect to the board and run outside the case that will show you the current time and POST boot processes (kinda gay but w/e). Anyhow I can't turn off the backlight even when I tell the BIOS to disable the damn thing. The LCD Poster blinks in 2 second intervals when it's in Windows Vista x64 environment and it won't turn off when I turn the PC off. However when I'm posting the LCD panel stays steady on and shows the post procedures correctly. I'm running Bios 1101 which is the most recent. Not sure if I have a defective one or if anyone else has had issues with this stupid thing not working properly... Any suggestions recommended.

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try enabling it in BIOS and tell us if you still get the flickers.
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With it enabled or disabled in the Bios the LCD backlight still stays on. The only difference is whether or not the text is displayed. The unit will still blink every 2 seconds or so when Windows is booted...whether or not it shows text with blue led background or just a blue led background without text is the only difference the bios lcd poster enabling or disabling makes. Hope that makes some sense...

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fill in your specs for your system
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System Specs updated...sorry...
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So it always flashes in Windows/Post if its disabled or enabled?
You are talking about the diagnostic screen on the back of the motherboard?
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So it always flashes in Windows/Post if its disabled or enabled?
You are talking about the diagnostic screen on the back of the motherboard?
yes he is, except on the newer ASUS gaming motherboards it is mounted inside a plastic housing on a long wire that comes out the back so you can put it somewhere and see it easier. I have the same problem with my maximus formula, and I've resorted to mounting the lcd inside my case, so that when I need to check it I jsut open up the case, which i most likely would have to do anyway.
    
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hmm... ok then. I haven't found anything on google about this problem, sorry. Maybe wait for somebody who owns the same motherboard (other than arjy )
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I'll probably figure out how do do it once I actually get my hands on the CPU if it hasnt been solved by then i'll let you know if I find anything.
    
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I have the same board and the same problem, but under XP (32bit).
With BIOS 0601 and also with 1101. I have found out, the if you stop the process "aacenter" in task manager, it will stop blinking but the backlight will still be on. Seems to be some bug in the ASUS applications.
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