I recently attempted a BIOS upgrade on my DH61CR motherboard from version 48 to version 99. The cimputer screen went black and the fans stopped spinning but there was power. Eventually, after about 15 minutes, I turned off the computer. However it no longer boots.
I've tried recovering the BIOS with the jumper using a USB drive and a CD. Still, the computer won't boot.
There is no video output from the build in graphics or a video card. There is no POST beep. When I press the power button, the fan spins up, the power light turns on, the fan slows down and spins at a slower speed and the power light turns off.
Since clearing the CMOS (I waited 4 hours without the battery) and recovering it using the jumper won't work, I've got a CH341A USB programmer and clip to try and externally flash the BIOS.
To do this, I need the ROM file for the BIOS. I've searched around on these forums and found that a ROM with a blank MAC address can be sent by PM.
Is this possible? It appears that Kevin_Intel (I think) can work wonders with this on these forums.
Thanks very much,
Al is correct. Intel, due to security requirements, will not provide firmware in ROM packages. Even if they did, this would not help you as the tools necessary to brand the firmware are not available outside the factory. Without this branding, the firmware will not operate properly.
Copying the flash component from another board is strongly discouraged. Because the firmware will be branded for that board and because this branding contains such things as Serial Number, UUID, MAC Address, etc., two boards with the same branding will cause problems for both boards. As I said, since the tools necessay to change this branding are not available outside the factory, you cannot correct this branding. The owner of the original board will not want this occurring, so they should not make their flash image available.
Ok, with this option out of the picture, what do you do? You attempt to reinstall BIOS 99 using the Recovery Method.
Hi Scott and Al
Thanks for your reply. It looks like I can't do it this way. Whenever I try to recover the board, my USB drive doesn't light up and flash. Do you know why this is? Recovery doesn't seem to work.
Here's some additional guidance that will (hopefully) help:
Hope this helps,