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    Default GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    I had a working GA-EP35-DS3P mobo, but after bios update the system doesn't boot.

    I've changed everything (psu, cpu, vga, ram) but still nothing. I cleared cmos but nothing changed.

    Is it possible to reset my mobo in the factory defaults? (Just like the day it was shipped)


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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    Does your system go through a repeated boot loop?
    Do you hear any beep codes when powering on? Do you have a case speaker hooked up to the mobo speaker pins?
    Have you tried booting with only one memory module installed?
    How did you flash your bios? QFlash? @Bios? Floppy or USB disk?

    Please add a detailed hardware list to your forum signature, including motherboard version number, old and new bios versions, memory brand and model numbers, etc.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    I updated the bios via @Bios. After rebooting the system died. Tried with several differnet working modules 1 or 2 but still nothing.

    I used a speaker but there are no beeps.

    It seems to reboot because after few seconds I press the power button I see the fans stops and restarts (I added an extra case fan to be sure).

    All the spare parts I used was from working PCs.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Does your system go through a repeated boot loop?
    Do you hear any beep codes when powering on? Do you have a case speaker hooked up to the mobo speaker pins?
    Have you tried booting with only one memory module installed?
    How did you flash your bios? QFlash? @Bios? Floppy or USB disk?

    Please add a detailed hardware list to your forum signature, including motherboard version number, old and new bios versions, memory brand and model numbers, etc.
    I updated my signature, hope this will help.
    E5300 @ 2.6GHz
    EP35-DS3P~ Bios: F5
    2x2GB Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G
    GIGABYTE GEFORCE 8400GS CUDA GV-NX84S512HP 512MB
    Samsung SyncMaster 943 19"
    Thermaltake 550 (550W) PSU
    WDC WD1600AAJB 160GB
    WinXP SP3

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    I updated the bios via @Bios. After rebooting the system died.
    It looks like @BIOS has "bricked" another motherboard.
    @BIOS should NEVER be used to flash motherboards.

    Your motherboard has 2 bios chips, MAIN and BACKUP.
    Using the procedure in http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post315830, post #2 might rescue your motherboard.

    Make sure that you fully understand the procedure in the post before you attempt to unbrick your motherboard. Unless you can successfully apply this procedure, you will need to replace your motherboard.

    Page 7 in your motherboard user manual shows the location of the two bios chips (BP_BIOS and MAIN_BIOS), which are located above the mobo battery and just below the PCIE_16_1 slot.

    I assume that when you try to boot, you don't see the boot screen logo or post information on your monitor.

    Wait for Lsdmeasap to respond in this thread before you attemp to unbrick your motherboard.

    The attached photo shows the bios chip locations for a P35-DS3P mobo.
    Your setup should be similar.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    Do you have fine/needle tipped tweezers, good eyes, and a steady hand?

    If so you can recover by booting from the backup BIOS as mentioned above by shorting pins 5+6 on the MAIN BIOS, or 4+7 (Better method if you can do the short).

    If you would like further updated information and methods from me on this let me know and I'll send you some tips via PM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    I tried it several times (20 times and more) with both combinations (4+7 & 5+6) but nothing changed. Is it possible the backup bios to be damaged???

    I didn't notice any difference in the behavor of my mobo. No post at all, no beeps.

    Any idea?
    E5300 @ 2.6GHz
    EP35-DS3P~ Bios: F5
    2x2GB Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G
    GIGABYTE GEFORCE 8400GS CUDA GV-NX84S512HP 512MB
    Samsung SyncMaster 943 19"
    Thermaltake 550 (550W) PSU
    WDC WD1600AAJB 160GB
    WinXP SP3

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    Did you read the XtremeSystems Forums - View Single Post - Official Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Info Thread - UnBricked It link?
    It says:
    I tried this last night without success (till 3am ), but today I tried it again, and managed to get my backup BIOS to flash the main BIOS!!! .....Keep trying to short circuit the pins in the picture of the main bios, you may get odd results, but if you don't give up you may just revive your board with F4!!!

    Method that worked for me is to short circuit the pins a bit after power on.
    From the description, it sounds like it's a timing issue as to how soon you need to jumper the pins after turning your system on.
    Note: The bios chips pins don't have numbers, except the #1 pin has the number 1 with a small triangle next to it. Some bios chips don't have the painted dot closest to the #1 pin. The pin numbers increase in a counter-clockwise direction.

    When you jumper either pair of pins (5+6 or 4+7), are you sure that you were using the MAIN_BIOS bios chip? You MUST jumper the MAIN chip, not the BACKUP chip.

    Did you PM Lsdmeasap and ask him to send you additional information?
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    Quote Originally Posted by shrek_shrek View Post
    I tried it several times (20 times and more) with both combinations (4+7 & 5+6) but nothing changed. Is it possible the backup bios to be damaged???

    I didn't notice any difference in the behavor of my mobo. No post at all, no beeps.

    Any idea?
    No, the backup BIOS should not be messed up at all!

    Are you 100% Sure you are doing it correctly, and are you 100% sure you are shorting ONLY the pins you mean to, on the MAIN BIOS?

    Do this, using the 4+7 method, on the MAIN BIOS chip.

    1. Short and hold pins 4+7
    2. Power on the board, continue holding 4+7
    3. The board will start, then shut down, then restart (Continue holding the 4+7 short all through this).
    4. The board will start a second time, from the BACKUP BIOS, this time you will see the BIOS/Splash screen (Release short now).
    5. Once you release the short as soon as you see the first screen come up, quickly press the END or DEL key to enter the BIOS/Qflash.
    6. Upon pressing one of the above you will either enter Qflash or the BIOS, if you enter the BIOS press F8 to enter Qflash.
    7. After the above, the board will either recover itself due to BIOS Mismatch, or you can flash the MAIN BIOS from Qflash.

    Pins 5+6 works a bit differently and should cause an instant recovery after a few tries of starting the board while holding the short. This method sometimes takes a few attempts, but sometimes just wont work at all, 4+7 is a more "For Sure" method.

    Pins 4+7 method works every time, the first time, as long as you do it correctly as mentioned above.

    BE 100% SURE YOU ARE SHORTING THE MAIN BIOS!!!

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3P doesn't boot after bios update

    I just follow the steps you told me but here is what hapens:

    I start the mobo with the correct shorting (thanks profJim it is crystal clear for me which is the main bios). In additional there is a triangle pointing the #1 pin.

    The board starts, shutdowns and restars automaticly but no Bios screen comes up.
    Sometimes it restars for 2, 3 even 6 times I count. But never starts a Bios screen.
    E5300 @ 2.6GHz
    EP35-DS3P~ Bios: F5
    2x2GB Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G
    GIGABYTE GEFORCE 8400GS CUDA GV-NX84S512HP 512MB
    Samsung SyncMaster 943 19"
    Thermaltake 550 (550W) PSU
    WDC WD1600AAJB 160GB
    WinXP SP3

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