[Solved] Asus BIOS recovery

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  1. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #1 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    The BIOS flash bricked the motherboard

    I have available a P8H67-M Pro, any chance to hotflash from this mobo??

    Help
     
  2. Serg008

    Serg008 MDL BIOS/EFI Guru

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    Official v.4105 bios was flashed successfully ?
    (use Support DVD disk for this mobo for bios recovery )
     
  3. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #5 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    Thanks will try that now,

    is not possible to use flashrom to hotflash ?

    Much appreciated

    ** EDIT **

    Tried with the latest BIOS and the 3 earliest BIOS

    and nothing is happening

    The USB I am using has an LED and there is not activity when I boot the motherboard with the combinations suggested.

    I have asked several times, but no one seems to want to answer.

    Is it not possible to hotflash ?????
     
  4. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    #6 mongoled, Jan 27, 2017
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    So using Afudos, I get the following error when attempting to hotflash the chip from a P8H67-M Pro motherboard

    "3 - Error: ROM file size does not match existing BIOS size"

    When I save the BIOS file to the USB stick it is only 4MB in size.

    How can I force the flash ?

    Or is the issue because the P8H67-M Pro uses a 32M flash chip while the P8Z68-V LX uses a 64M ?

    I also have another BIOS chip from another P8Z68-V LX which I fought the motheboard had failed (5 beeps on startup). So I tried this BIOS chip on the motherboard that has the corrupt BIOS and I get 5 beeps.

    So it seems I have two corrupt BIOS chips, one from the Tito flash and one from a different motherboard.

    But neither of these BIOS chips respond to the Asus method of recovery !!

    Help please
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @mongoled

    I'm extremely sorry, but this is a tested method. Looks like not flashing on official 4105 bios triggered the brick.

    I've created a new thread & moved the related posts here; also removed the download link temporarily. Do you have access to any CH341A USB programmers? You may also order pre-flashed ROMs online.
     
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  6. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, thanks I understand the risks involved.

    Do not have a CH341A USB programmer.

    What im not understanding is that I have two BIOS chips and non of them respond to the 'Asus method' of recovery.

    1st BIOS chip 1 got bricked when flashing your modded BIOS

    2nd BIOS chip give four same tone, same length beeps, then a fifth higher tone shorter beep

    None respond to Asus method of recovery.

    As I have said numerous times, but still have not got an answer, is it not possible to hotflash the chip ?

    I have been attempting to recover this motherboard since it got bricked, its been over 4 hours, my eyes and head hurt and just want some answer to simple question.

    Can hotflash work ?

    Thanks
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    I don't have any personal experience with hotflashing, though used programmer from a friend once. LatinMcG may help you more regarding the recovery process via programmer.
     
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  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #12 LatinMcG, Feb 9, 2017
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    i would have made a copy of new bios chip and flashed old.. to have 2

    hotflash: via dos booted.. switch bios and flash ORIGINAL
     
  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    @Serg008

    Do you have any idea why does permanent mod by New Module method on P8XXX mobos fail? I know Dynamic should work - unong's feedback supports it.
     
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  11. mongoled

    mongoled MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    the BIOS mode that member imgwhirl made has worked correctly.

    Thanks for your assistance!

    the BIOS mode which