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Hey

I messed up updating my bios and now my pc just turns on for a few seconds and then off again and keeps doing that, doesnt display anything.

Im guessing my bios is corrupted or deleted.

Current plan of action is buy a new motherboard or get it replaced, im guessing thats the only thing to do? Cant see a way of fixing it but thought id check anyway.

Motherboard is an ASUS P5K-E WIFI AP

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cant you rma it?
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yeh i was gna try rma it today, not sure if they will let me though if ive broken it myself.
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post #4 of 17
RMA the mobo.

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yeh i was gna try rma it today, not sure if they will let me though if ive broken it myself.
Not saying this is okay to do, but tons of people RMA their boards after they corrupt the BIOS and get a replacement from Asus. Now remember, I said this was wrong *wink**wink*
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post #5 of 17
I assume you have tried a cmos reset(not just a tiny one) try pulling the power plug, and cmos battery out and leave it that way for a couple of hours, then plug it back in and give it a shot.
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well i took it out for about 2 mins with no luck. Guess theres no harm in taking it out for longer lol, anythings worth a try at this point
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Its what most manufacturers suggest, they actually say overnight, but I have also heard 8 hours. Personally if its going to work I usually find that it takes 4 hours. Since its the middle of the night, what do you have to lose. Its only worked for me once, rma'ed three out of the 4 times I tried it, all due to bad dfi bios flashes.
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What I don't understand is why a manufacturer would say no to an RMA'ed motherboard due to a botched BIOS upgrade when it was them themselves that provided the BIOS and the flashing tool as well as instructions on how to use it.

Anyway, I'd RMA it as has already been suggested. Chances are you'll have no problems getting replacement. Simply tell them that your BIOS is corrupted, otherwise they may try to spin it so the blame falls on you.
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Quote:
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What I don't understand is why a manufacturer would say no to an RMA'ed motherboard due to a botched BIOS upgrade when it was them themselves that provided the BIOS and the flashing tool as well as instructions on how to use it.
I can understand completely, if you buy a .357 and a box of hollow points from Joey's Pawn Shop and blow your leg off do you expect Smith & Wesson to pay your medical expenses?

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Anyway, I'd RMA it as has already been suggested. Chances are you'll have no problems getting replacement. Simply tell them that your BIOS is corrupted, otherwise they may try to spin it so the blame falls on you.
IT sucks to have to RMA it, but that is really the only solution other than buying a new board.
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