P67A-GD80 (B3) is reboot loop after flash BIOS

bancan157d02e2

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After I use the official BIOS upgrade, I am stuck in a situation where I cannot enter the motherboard settings. After the power is turned on, the fan will rotate for 1 second, then stop, and after another 5 seconds, the fan will rotate again. interface, and cannot perform the BIOS setting interface, let alone enter the operating system;

I also disassembled the motherboard battery and short-linked JBAT1; but it still cannot start normally;

How to solve my problem, how to restore BIOS; how to do it?

One more thing I want to confirm, on this motherboard, which one is the BIOS chip, I can't find the relevant instructions on the Manual, please let me know.

thanks.
 

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BIOS chips are below JBAT1 caption, bottom-left of SATA connectors.
Did you do EVERYTHING according to instructions:
* Please download and execute the file in USB pen drive only.
System will restart several times to update ME firmware after updated system BIOS.
Please DO NOT remove the USB pen drive until ME updated successfully.
* Please make sure you have read the SOP before you update the BIOS.
* MSI recommend you to update BIOS with ME8 only if you are using IvyBridge 22nm CPU.
* There is no way to reflash back to ME7 if you already updated to ME8.

**Please reinstall driver after updating BIOS with ME8.
OS: Windows 7
OS: Windows XP
Besides, I've heard that these boards have problems while running new BIOS with old CPUs; probably not boot looping, but still.
If reset CMOS doesn't work then external programmer is most likely what you need.
 

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BIOS chips are below JBAT1 caption, bottom-left of SATA connectors.
Did you do EVERYTHING according to instructions:
Besides, I've heard that these boards have problems while running new BIOS with old CPUs; probably not boot looping, but still.
If reset CMOS doesn't work then external programmer is most likely what you need.
Thank you!~
I am sure I accorded to Everything, but my OS is Windows10.
 

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BIOS chips are below JBAT1 caption, bottom-left of SATA connectors.
Did you do EVERYTHING according to instructions:
Besides, I've heard that these boards have problems while running new BIOS with old CPUs; probably not boot looping, but still.
If reset CMOS doesn't work then external programmer is most likely what you need.
I think I need recovery ROM file , do you have it ?
 

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Look here
NO!
I just used this bios upgrade exe to cause my PC to not start now.
It is not ROM file, it is upgrade file.
I need ROM file to reset my BIOS chip with external programmer .
 

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NO!
I just used this bios upgrade exe to cause my PC to not start now.
It is not ROM file, it is upgrade file.
I need ROM file to reset my BIOS chip with external programmer .
There should be a way to extract the rom file or there use to be.

Or you could Ask if MSI have a backup copy on the Server>>How to contact MSI.<<
 

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I still have some doubts:
In today's network environment, why can't MSI provide the relevant BIOS initialization ROM files, but requires users to continuously obtain information layer by layer like peeling an onion, and I don't know if it is possible to get the information that should be at my fingertips if it is advanced to the end. ROM file.

If I have an updated situation, I'll append to this thread until a clear result, whether it's a successful resolution or a failure.
 

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I still have some doubts:
In today's network environment, why can't MSI provide the relevant BIOS initialization ROM files, but requires users to continuously obtain information layer by layer like peeling an onion, and I don't know if it is possible to get the information that should be at my fingertips if it is advanced to the end. ROM file.

If I have an updated situation, I'll append to this thread until a clear result, whether it's a successful resolution or a failure.
Im pretty sure it's made like this for convenience - for 'usual' consumer it's better to run an exe than to tinker in BIOS. I guess they assume that more tech-savvy people are both determined and skilled enough to get this file any other way. As in your case sometimes stars *just* don't align together and install fails, pretty sure MSI (as a company) doesn't really care at this point about legacy stuff, only some enthusiasts here or on the internet are willing to help.
 

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Im pretty sure it's made like this for convenience - for 'usual' consumer it's better to run an exe than to tinker in BIOS. I guess they assume that more tech-savvy people are both determined and skilled enough to get this file any other way. As in your case sometimes stars *just* don't align together and install fails, pretty sure MSI (as a company) doesn't really care at this point about legacy stuff, only some enthusiasts here or on the internet are willing to help.
I had got the ROM download link from MSI's Taiwan forum,
and I plan to test it over the weekend.
I'll update it if I got the results over the weekend.
 

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Im pretty sure it's made like this for convenience - for 'usual' consumer it's better to run an exe than to tinker in BIOS. I guess they assume that more tech-savvy people are both determined and skilled enough to get this file any other way. As in your case sometimes stars *just* don't align together and install fails, pretty sure MSI (as a company) doesn't really care at this point about legacy stuff, only some enthusiasts here or on the internet are willing to help.
And complaining doesn't help to solve our own problems,
we still try our best to keep the problems we encountered
and the solutions for the convenience of those who encounter the same problems.
 

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This homework failed, report my weekend work:
Scenario 1 Process:
1. Use the motherboard clip to test the motherboard BIOS chip;
Mainly because this step took a lot of time, the main reason is that there is too little space around the BIOS chip on the motherboard to place the clip;
The BIOS chips on the motherboard are relatively densely soldered, I am not confident to remove them, and I am not confident that they can be successfully soldered again;
So I had to use a utility knife to repair the thickness of the clip; I won't show the photo;
2. Finally repaired the thickness of the clip. After the clip can be removed, it was found that the two BIOS on the motherboard, only the one close to the heat sink is likely to run successfully;
To be honest, when the RUN light is on, I am very excited; but because the BIOS chip on the motherboard is too close to the heat sink, there is no space for the clip;
3. Continue to use a utility knife to repair the thickness of the clip, and almost cut out the metal pieces of the clip; finally, after three hours of fighting, the BIOS chip was successfully clipped;
Although I don't know if the power line of the BIOS is clipped, I connect the USB programmer;
4. The power light of the USB programmer flashed and went out; it was finally broken after I hot-swapped it many times. . .
5. Japan's e-commerce services and prices are relatively high. I plan to take a break for a while, and I really feel a sense of failure.

To sum up, the BIOS design on my MSI motherboard is really good. It is estimated that it is designed so compactly to prevent the use of programming clips;
There are also clips that cost between 6 yuan and 10 yuan in mainland China, and sell for 1,000 yen in Japan, and the quality is the same;
Due to the repeated use of the clip to open and close, the finger of the thumb is severely worn and painful, and it is almost better than playing a guitar;

Scenario 2:
I had to consider whether to use soldering to do it, but also because of the tight space on the motherboard, I really have no confidence;

Scenario 3:
Another option is to wait until the second-hand motherboard is cheap enough to accept the price, and then buy a new one. Of course, to be able to encounter second-hand motherboards.
 

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same problem here my P67A-GD80 (B3) is in boot loop after i flashed from windows 10 did you find any solution?
 
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I ve found that bios LED is blinking slowly then next boot rapidly, then next boot no light, it seems my 2 bios main and backup are corrupted, mobo is dead unless i solder a good bios
 

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My machine is woking again, i used ch341a usb programmer (i didnt do the 3.3v modification) with clip so i didnt have to unsolder the bios chip but i had to remove chipset heater so the clip could acess one of the bios
removed CMOS battery too
i used NeoProgrammer V2.2.0.10 on windows 7, ch431a on usb2 port and latest bios 11.2
bios model is W25Q64CV but it's not on the neoprogrammer list so i used W25Q64FV
you have to erase chip, blank check , do a write THEN verify, dont do write and verify at the same time or you ll have errors.
hope this helps
 
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