Asrock N68C-S ucc modded flash bricked board

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by bobbee12, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. bobbee12

    bobbee12 MDL Novice

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    Modded the correct bios file with a dell slic. Ami tool successfully modded using ssv3. Put the modded file on a usb drive and used the Asrock "instant flash" but ended up bricked. (I didn't "preflash" because the bios file was already up to date-maybe this was my mistake??). Any suggestions on why it bricked? Everything seemed to be going so well, lol.
     
  2. thatguychuck

    thatguychuck MDL Member

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    I've modded a few of those boards and used the same Asrock flash (Even though everyone always screams flash from dos.) So I know that it does work. As I understand it though, it's just part of what makes the bios hard mod so dangerous, sometimes things just get fouled up. I hope you can get it resolved! That is a great replacement board to keep on hand. Very versatile.
     
  3. bobbee12

    bobbee12 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply!
    Which slic did you use?
    Yeah, this is a great board for a budget build with the socket options and mem slots for ddr2 or ddr3. It also has a removable bios chip. Ordering a couple for backup. I gotta figure out the flash issue. I'll try DOS next. Hopefully just a one time problem maybe.
     
  4. thatguychuck

    thatguychuck MDL Member

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    I used one as a test bed for a while, HP, dell, a few others, I don't remember them all.
     
  5. Yen

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    I am quite sure the BIOS has been modded correctly with ssv3. The method is reliable and andy's tools are advanced.

    The unpleasant thing is: Bad flashes occur randomly. (I had bricked a board by flashing even an original BIOS).

    Most first think about a wrong mod....., but this can be excluded since the tool is reliable!
    You simply had bad luck, something went wrong when programming (flashing the chip). Why? Nobody ever knows.

    BTW: No chance to enter setup? Unplug power cord, remove battery some minutes, insert it again....try to boot.....
     
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  6. bobbee12

    bobbee12 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for replying Yen! I glad your willing to give up your time to help out our community

    Yes the first thing I tried was unplugging, battery removal..etc, with no luck. Yeah, random bad luck.... Sounds a lot like my poker game, which has been running very bad lately. I should have know to hold off on any flashing.

    I have another try and this time, hopefully with success.

    Thanks again!!
     
  7. algriffen

    algriffen MDL Novice

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    Having flashed a couple of similar Asrock boards and bricking them, I can tell you why it happens. When you flash using instant flash, it is equivalent to "afudos bios_rom_name.rom" without the options. You have to reset cmos and nvram and program bootblock and it is done using /c /n /b also use the /p option as well which is to program the bios image. Maybe one of those 3 options could have been left out, but I didn't want to experiment which option it was. All I know is when I flash the Asrock boards with all the options I just mentioned, it worked. Flashing using Instant Flash or afudos without options caused both Asrock AM2+/AM3 boards to brick.