After recently moving my DH67BL system from one chassis to another, and installing a few new components (RAM, GPU), I was unable to get the system to POST with my video card inserted (RX 480). The system worked fine if the integrated graphics were used and the PCIe video card power cables were unplugged. In an attempt to get the motherboard to work with the PCIe video card, I went ahead and tried to update to the latest BIOS version, which is 0163. I used the "F7" method, and the update completed successfully, and the system rebooted itself. After rebooting itself, the system failed to POST.
I've tried the following to get this board to POST:
Nothing seems to work. The system doesn't sound any beep codes and the power LED doesn't flash.
I followed the BIOS update instructions EXACTLY as they appeared on the website.
Is there something I've missed or is this board dead?
CPU: i7 2600K
First of all, was this graphics card working in the system before you moved it? If this is a new card being tried, it may just be incompatible.
To entry there are no issues with BIOS updates, do the following:
During the BIOS update, the GPU was inserted into the PCIe slot, but the power cables were disconnected, and I was using the integrated graphics throughout the procedure. As the BIOS is no longer accessible, I am unable to access the Intel Management Engine firmware version using the steps you listed.
In regards to this comment "Hint: if blank or 0.0.0.0, ME is not running, this means that you didn't follow the upgrade methodology documented in the BIOS release notes", I followed the instructions listed on Intel's BIOS update page EXACTLY as they appeared on screen, as stated in my original post.
You followed the individual instructions for updating a BIOS version, but did not take into account the overall requirements regarding what order the BIOS updates needed to be installed in and what installation method particular BIOS update required to install correctly.
Ok, to get out of this state, what you need to do is reinstall this latest BIOS, but this time using the jumper-based BIOS Recovery method. Here are links to documents you should read beforehand:
Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005630.html?wapkw=bios+recovery
Updating the BIOS to Support 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/desktop/sb/6series_update_flo...
(Note: I realize that you have only a 2nd generation Core processor, but upgrading the BIOS to the latest also updates it with support for 3rd generation processors)
No where in the documentation (at least that I saw, if I missed it please provide a link) was there any instruction on what order to install BIOS updates. All that was listed was two available methods. No where did it state I was supposed to use one particular method over the other. I followed all the documentation listed on Intel's website and the board died.
As for the recovery method listed in your comment, the motherboard does not respond to any jumper configuration. I have attempted multiple times to follow the recovery instructions but have had no success. All USB ports also seem to no longer function on the board as well. As far as I can tell, the board is completely dead.
Did you read the BIOS Release notes as well?
Regardless, try again, but this time do it as follows:
You should see progress indicators onscreen.
Hope this helps,
There is nothing to resolve. Follow exactly the instructions I've provided in this conversation. If they work, great, you are back in business. If they don't, recycle the board.