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790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« on: 18-October-09, 20:19:43 »

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I had my 790FX-GD70 with 1.3 bios and tried updating to 1.6 directly from bios. After the reboot I am stuck at FF. Any ideas or is RMA the only solution?

I tried the recovery with the floppy drive but it didn't work.
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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #1 on: 18-October-09, 20:48:01 »

Remove power cord from the PSU, then do >>Clear CMOS Guide<<
and retry.
If no change look sticky for BIOS recovery:
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=119375.0

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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #2 on: 18-October-09, 22:03:12 »

Clearing the CMOS didn't help.

I tried the recovery with a floppy and a CD with no luck :(
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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update failed
« Reply #3 on: 19-October-09, 00:37:47 »

Use an USB flash drive and original BIOS file name and retry.
If no change contact to reseller for assistance

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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #4 on: 19-October-09, 13:20:59 »

No success either.

There is no activity on the USB stick, only activity is the SATA DVD drive. I tried it also with only the usb stick connected.

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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #5 on: 19-October-09, 14:40:46 »

RMA it

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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #6 on: 19-October-09, 23:11:07 »

I'm going to mail it tomorrow. I probably deserve the title moron flasher  :bonk:
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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #7 on: 21-October-09, 00:25:57 »

Next time read those topics 1st if you have in mind to update your BIOS:
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=103441.0
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=129173.0


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I had my 790FX-GD70 with 1.3 bios and tried updating to 1.6 directly from bios. After the reboot I am stuck at FF. Any ideas or is RMA the only solution?

And avoid M-Flash this time... >>Use the MSI HQ Forum USB flasher<< instead

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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
« Reply #8 on: 22-October-09, 12:10:21 »

Thanks for the advice. Will sure read the forums here first :)
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Re: 790FX-GD70 bios update via M-Flash failed
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