I think you are missing something here. There is NO clear cmos button on the MSI Z690-A board. There is clear cmos jumper that you have to short for 5-10 secs. It has a flash bios button though, that is used in a different wayUpdate.
Received the board back from service. Missing CMOS reset button. Part of it just wasn't there anymore. DOA.
RMA'd the board back to MSI. Got it back just a couple days ago. Installed and it seems to work fine, but....
As soon as I try to press the cmos clear button, it literally falls apart. Button doesn't work.
I can pull the battery and clear it that way, but that involves pulling the GPU to get at it.
I can seriously not recommend this board. I don't know if other MSI products are like this or if I just got lucky.
I don't plan to purchase anything from MSI again. Do you hear me MSI. Either this board has bad quality control
or your service department is not doing their job.