The sky above the port was the color of television
- Jul 19, 2020
I think MSI should improve their communication; sure. But as far as I read from your posts, you are not in the position to say that the "Flash BIOS button needs to be fixed".Hm. Yes. Seems like I was lucky when using the CH341A. The PC works fine now, so atleast I were lucky with something.
I read the BIOS chip before programming it, and it was mostly blank. Seems the USB flash button prodecure had not written anything useful to it.
The current implementation of the Flash BIOS button needs to be fixed. When it is this extremely sensitive to using the correct USB storage device, I'm considering it broken. Besides the USB memory sticks pictured above, I borrowed another 8 different models, old and new, from friends. None of them worked. I spent many hours testing and hunting USB devices every day during two weeks.
I should have just tested the few USB devices I had at hand the first day, and then returned the board and let MSI know what I think about their implementation of the BIOS flash button.
What if the BIOS chip is the reason why the flash failed (multiple times)? We simply do not have enough data.
Anyway enjoy your working motherboard.