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Thread: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 bios update failure. bricked recovery?




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    Default GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 bios update failure. bricked recovery?

    hi all,

    i recently built a micro atx system with the above board. it ran great but i had a few issues here and there.

    i was upgrading the drivers and saw that a bios update was available.

    using @bios was a mistake i think. about 75% of the way through the screen went pink and turned off. i let it sit for about 5 minutes and rebooted it.

    it turns on, the cpu fan ramps up and down, but no beeps or post.

    i read that one of the features is a virtual dual bios. did i have to load software or is there a way to recover from the cd?

    i removed the battery for a while and shorted the clear cmos jumper, that did nothing.

    any help would be great.

    thank you

    Dave

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 bios update failure. bricked recovery?

    Yep, never use @BIOS.

    I would contact GB support about this. Most of the time isues like this aren't user fixable.

    I can't help you with the BIOS recovery though since I never had this problem myself. There are some things you could try, for example check this thread and see if anything in there works:
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/


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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 bios update failure. bricked recovery?

    kinda fugured i had no way to fix it. newegg swapped it out for me. they are great for customer service. new board is rev 2 and has the real dual bios according to the specs.

    thank you for the help

    Dave

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 bios update failure. bricked recovery?

    I agree, Newegg ROCKS!!!

    Please use Qflash from now on, and if you do have issues don't RMA so fast next time as there is Several ways to recover a bad flash

    Guide linked above for Qflash usage and BIOS recover methods

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