eddy77
1 Copper

bios update failed

Any ideas on how to get my area-51 back booting... flashed to latest bios, reboot and machine will power on but that's it no beeps, no video nothing, trying the bios reset pins 2-3 for 5 seconds while power is switched off but made no difference, any ideas anyone?

 

SJ

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morblore
4 Ruthenium

Re: bios update failed

Any ideas on how to get my area-51 back booting... flashed to latest bios, reboot and machine will power on but that's it no beeps, no video nothing, trying the bios reset pins 2-3 for 5 seconds while power is switched off but made no difference, any ideas anyone?

 

 

 

SJ

 

 

Sounds like the BIOS update failed and if it did then it's toast. You need to call Dell and have the motherboard replaced.

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Area-51 Cosmic Black/Windows 8 64-bit Pro/BIOS A11
Intel Core i7-980x Extreme Edition @ 4.0 ghz/Intel 160gb X-25M SSD Raid-0
6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder

 

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Re: bios update failed

eddy77,

You might need to mention this to Technical Support -

Since the PC is still under warranty, Dell must replace the motherboard since the Bios update file was validated and posted on our File Library.

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Yodasmaster
2 Iron

Re: bios update failed

eddy77,

 

You might need to mention this to Technical Support -

Since the PC is still under warranty, Dell must replace the motherboard since the Bios update file was validated and posted on our File Library.

 

Chris, would you suggest if we are out of warranty to never update the Bios?

 

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Re: bios update failed

If out of warranty, the Bios Update should only be done when prompted by Dell Support. If prompted by Dell Support and the Bios update fails and corrupts the motherboard, we would do a 1 time motherboard replacement.

If out of warranty and you do it without our prompting, you will have to buy the motherboard.

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