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don't ask me how I did it, it's too embarrassing. Before you ask, yes I bricked bios 1 AND 2.

I can't attempt an unbrick at the moment because my PSU doesn't have enough connectors for two cards.

so anyway, after bricking the 6950, I took it out, put my 6870 in, it booted all fine, i uninstalled the drivers, used driver sweeper too, restarted, reinstalled, then suddenly, I'm getting BSOD whenever I try to run a game. Spent ages trying to figure it out with no luck.

Eventually, I went into startup repair. Since then, I can't access the internet (am on my laptop now hehe). And the last two times I tried to boot there's just a black screen where my desktop would usually be.

I have no idea what has happened here.

Is there a chance that ATIflash did some weird **** to my 6870 after I took out my 6950? Like when you reboot does it do something else?

It's so annoying! I really wish I hadn't tried to flash to a 6970 now. The card seemed absolutely fine as it was, I just got greedy, as usual

Am hoping when I get my new SSD in a couple of days that I can just do a fresh install of windows and everything will be fine.

I guess no gaming for me for a while!
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EDIT (reading comprehension FTW). I would say wait to do a re-install on the SSD. You should be able to get a PCI card though and flash the 6950 to the original BIOS.
Edited by TheSchlaf - 2/9/11 at 1:30pm
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Create a blind flashing usb stick using autorun.exe
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Create a blind flashing usb stick using autorun.exe
That's genius! I will have a look on google!
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You just have to add a few commands to autorun.exe and make sure that the flash drive is the first boot device.
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Wow good job
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atiflash -f -p -reboot 0 biosname.rom
I believe that's the command I used. The -f flag forces it to flash even if the bios doesnt match.
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Another one bite the dust.

I don't get how you can brick your card by flashing. It's so easy even a caveman can do it (I'm not affiliated with Geico )
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Another one bite the dust.

I don't get how you can brick your card by flashing. It's so easy even a caveman can do it (I'm not affiliated with Geico )
Flashing a non-stock bios will do it. Always be prepared to recover from a bad flash.
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doesn't the HD6950 have two BIOS's? why didn't you flash onto the unused one?
    
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