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Tharon
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Posted:10/4/2008 6:46:00 PM # 1
After a bios upgrade went bad, (not beta) the bios wont post. No beeps, no nothing. Just a machine that runs but nothing on the screen. Just black. The monitor does not turn on. Stays in standby. NumLock does not light up.
I have read numerous topics here that by using the ASUS CrashFree BIOS recovery cd, I could fix the problem. But then again, a new problem has occured.
I bought this motherboard as a DEMO-item from a shop, and no cd's, manuals, cables or nothing. Just the motherboard.

So my question is, are there anywhere I can Download the cd for this particular card?

I have tried everything mentioned in other posts, but no luck. This is the last thing to test, so I hope someone can help me.

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Posted:10/4/2008 9:09:00 PM # 2

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Author: Tharon Posted: 10/4/2008 6:46:00 PM

After a bios upgrade went bad, (not beta) the bios wont post.

What do you mean went bad,what exactly happen?How you tried to update the Bios?

Try just PSU,CPU,one HD,one graphics card in the top slot and a memory stick in B1 slot.

Clear CMOS (unplag the PSU from the wall outlet,remove the battery and move the jumper from possition 1-2 to 2-3 for 10-15",then put the battery back to the slot and the jumper in to possition 1-2),and try to boot holding down INS key.

Download a manual from here:

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=A8N32-SLI%20Deluxe&SLanguage=en-us

stealth

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Posted:10/5/2008 12:07:00 AM # 3
Try booting the computer while holding down the <INS> key.
If the BIOS is corrupted to the point that a post is not possible, a new BIOS chip may be required.

The owners manual and all the programs included in the box with the motherboard are available on this website (Click Support on the main page. All are probably newer that what would have been in the box. The newest chipset drivers are available on Nvidia's website.

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Tharon
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Posted:10/5/2008 2:38:00 AM # 4

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Author: stealth Posted: 10/4/2008 9:09:00 PM

What do you mean went bad,what exactly happen?How you tried to update the Bios?

Try just PSU,CPU,one HD,one graphics card in the top slot and a memory stick in B1 slot.

Clear CMOS (unplag the PSU from the wall outlet,remove the battery and move the jumper from possition 1-2 to 2-3 for 10-15",then put the battery back to the slot and the jumper in to possition 1-2),and try to boot holding down INS key.

Download a manual from here:

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=A8N32-SLI%20Deluxe&SLanguage=en-us

stealth


Well. Nothing went bad according to the flash utility in windows. Everything went just fine, but when rebooting nothing happens. No halts, no beeps no nothing. Just a black screen.

I have tried what you have written numerous times with no results what so frickin ever.
Therefor I asked for a place to download the support-cd.

@billb:
I have searched the support and download and can't find a way to download the cd.



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Posted:10/5/2008 4:17:00 AM # 5

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Author: Tharon Posted: 10/5/2008 2:38:00 AM

I have tried what you have written numerous times with no results what so frickin ever.
Therefor I asked for a place to download the support-cd.

Actually there is not a support cd you can download,the support cd contains the Bios and the drivers from the download support page that existed at the time the board came out.

Even if you had a support cd i don't think it was going to be useful,you need to make the board to P.O.S.T. first to recover the Bios from the cd.

May your only chance to make it work is to try to start the mobo out of the case.

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Posted:10/5/2008 5:27:00 PM # 6
I was afraid of that. I tried with the board out of the case, but no go. It's dead.
I ordered a new ROM, so I will give you feedback when I have changed the ROM.
Thanks for your time both of you.

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Posted:10/5/2008 10:52:00 PM # 7
Could this be a possible solution?

Modern motherboards have a boot-block BIOS. This is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive. If you have a PCI video card you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOS only supports an ISA videocard.

AMI: The AMI boot-block BIOS will look for a AMIBOOT.ROM file on a diskette. Copy and rename the correct BIOS file on the floppy and power up the PC. The floppy doesn't need to be bootable. You will see the PC read the floppy, after about 4 minutes you will hear 4 beeps, this means the transfer is done. Reboot the PC and modify the CMOS for your configuration.

I have a floppydrive, but no floppydisk, so I won't be able to test it untill tomorrow.

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Posted:10/7/2008 2:32:00 AM # 8
Well. Testet the method stated above. No luck at all. The BIOS is dead.
I have ordered a new bios, but not from ASUS. Since they don't ship outside us.

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Posted:10/10/2008 7:21:00 PM # 9
Problem solved by replacing BIOS chip.

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Posted:10/10/2008 10:32:00 PM # 10

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Author: Tharon Posted: 10/10/2008 7:21:00 PM

Problem solved by replacing BIOS chip.

Thanks for updating the thread title.............

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