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    Question BIOS update failed! How to recover?

    I downloaded the latest BIOS update (7681vP8) from MSI's official website for my motherboard - MSI Z68A GD55 (G3). When I tried to update it, an error msg came saying sth like that the update wasnt successful & the pc wasnt responding. After waiting for a while I manually turned off the pc & tried to restart it. But now there is no display. Though the processor & case fan still works, even the LED on the motherboard indicates the board is getting power. Later I tried to update again via pendrive but it didn't work. The warranty period is still on. Any thing else to do before RMA?

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    there should be a reset button in mobo, try that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    there should be a reset button in mobo, try that
    Clearing CMOS won't work if the flash actually did work, and couldn't complete to 100%.

    @red.devil.sam , what did you use to flash the BIOS? Please don't tell me the official Windows MSI BIOS updater app, if so- you called this upon yourself. That utility is not recommended at all even from MSI's own forums and are plagued with bugs the last time I tried to use it. There's another unofficial utility which works as intended and is a lot safer made by the guys from MSI forums. I forgot the website, since I've switched a Gigabyte motherboard now.

    Google "MSI Technical/BIOS forums" and you should get some results.

    They also have some guides on failed flashes, so check them out. But I don't think there's much left to do if you don't have a dual bios option for your particular motherboard.

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    @dipanzan I downloaded a zip file from the official website; extracted it to a pendrive & run it from there, as required. Did not know that it had any issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by red.devil.sam View Post
    @dipanzan I downloaded a zip file from the official website; extracted it to a pendrive & run it from there, as required. Did not know that it had any issues
    I didn't know either, but when I was browsing for a specific BIOS/UEFI related problem with my mouse(at that time), a Steelseries XAi, I found out that MSI BIOS Updater app is not recommend by MSI's own forum moderators/techs. There's another utility on their forum which works better, and safer. But now that you've made the flash.

    The last thing you could do is a blind flash, but you'll need a floppy drive for that plus the know how to write in DOS/command line. And if I'm correct that won't work either since your primary UEFI is corrupt and won't really recognize a bootable floppy. Yes your motherboard will power up/lights will blink/LED status, but your primary boot table is now corrupt. Nothing you can do if you are already at that stage. RMA is your only option I'm afraid. But do give the MSI forums a visit, if there's another way to bring your board back to it's original state. And in the future don't attempt BIOS flashes unless you know what you are really doing.

    I've till now flashed 10-12 MSI boards myself, without any problems, ABIT boards in the past, and now a Gigabyte board also other components like mouse firmware/router firmwares. Though Gigabyte's UEFI has a separate module for updating and is a lot less hassle and also features dual BIOS in cases like these. The thing is to learn how these stuff work before attempting, take this as a note for the future.

    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by dipanzan; June 2nd, 2014 at 21:26.

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    Unplug adapters from the socket. Open your chassis, remove the Jumper (If your motherboard has it) and CMOS battery. Wait for 20/30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, Download BIOS recovery file from the MSI website (from another pc/laptop), and place it in your pen drive. (only the file having extension ".A20")

    insert the CMOS Battery and turn on the power of your cpu. (Dont insert the jumper right now, you will do it later)

    Now try to update the BIOS again. (Check if there is any option named "Recovery BIOS update" or something like that, try to update the bios through that option)

    if your BIOS starts to work again normally, turn off the pc and insert the jumper.

    Actually I am an intel mobo user, thats why I couldnt give you the exact method for recovery BIOS for MSI mobo. If you get confused to understand my words, you should check out the MSI forums. I hope they will help you a lot.
    Last edited by shimanto1123; June 2nd, 2014 at 21:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimanto1123 View Post
    Unplug adapters from the socket. Open your chassis, remove the Jumper (If your motherboard has it) and CMOS battery. Wait for 20/30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, Download BIOS recovery file from the MSI website (from another pc/laptop), and place it in your pen drive. (only the file having extension ".A20")

    insert the CMOS Battery and turn on the power of your cpu. (Dont insert the jumper right now, you will do it later)

    Now try to update the BIOS again. (Check if there is any option named "Recovery BIOS update" or something like that, try to update the bios through that option)

    if your BIOS starts to work again normally, turn off the pc and insert the jumper.

    Actually I am an intel mobo user, thats why I couldnt give you the exact method for recovery BIOS for MSI mobo. If you get confused to understand my words, you should check out the MSI forums. I hope they will help you a lot.
    I don't think you'll get to boot unless the jumper is present or if it's set in the "reset" position from default. Though it's worth a try.
    Last edited by dipanzan; June 2nd, 2014 at 22:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipanzan View Post
    I don't think you'll get to boot unless the jumper is present or if it's set in the "reset" position from default. Though it's worth a try.
    Once I got into the same problem, and this was the only way that solved my problem, though mine is an intel mobo. Maybe MSI has a little different method.

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    My BIOS update for my previous motherboard ( MSI 760GM-P21) also failed once due to a black-out. I tried everything possible starting from removing CMOS battery, resitting the jumper, etc but nothing worked. Later, I had to RMA it and got a new one.

    And, when it comes to flashing motherboard BIOS for MSI motherboards, always use M-flash. Do NOT use MSI Live-Update.

    I have flashed my current motherboard's BIOS too using M-Flash but this time having an UPS powering my PC. And everything is fine.

    So, last advice - Do not flash BIOS of any component if you don't own a UPS. Who knows, it might be your bad day, and the black-out will brick your component.
    Last edited by GalibTheGamer; June 3rd, 2014 at 12:09.

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    Problem solved I reset the CMOS jumper & then tried to update again. This time it worked I guess the flash actually did not start when the pc was turned off. Thnx everyone for ur response

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    Red.devil.sam you are damn lucky

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    There should be a hardwire safety jumper to flash BIOS from flashdrive. It's built into every motherboard. Look for instructions at google.

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    there is a CMOS jumper on my motherboard which keeps the data of system configuration only. Dont know anything about BIOS safety jumper :\ maybe u r talking about the same thing
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