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SRose
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DH67GD BIOS update

Earlier this week I was given a file and was able to successfully update my motherboard from BLH6710H.86A.0146.2011.1222.1415 to BLH6710H.86A.0163.2018.1023.1559

 

I had a second PC here that I wanted to update as well. Today i flashed it from BLH6710H.86A.0105.2011.0301.1654 to BLH6710H.86A.0163.2018.1023.1559 and the last thing it showed was "Flash update has completed successfully."

 

Upon turning the unit back on it runs the fans but shows no video, no beeps.

 

I removed the ac power, pulled the CMOS battery for 20 minutes and tried to POST again; still nothing.

 

I attempted a recovery Flash by having a USB drive with the BIOS being the only file on it in a USB port, all SATA drives disconnected. Pulled the yellow jumper but upon turning on the unit it still shows no video and seems to not attempt to recover the BIOS...

 

Maybe recovering BIOS is the wrong thing anyways since it said the update was successful but typically a successful update leaves the PC in a usable state. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Actually, if you had done the original update via BIOS Recovery, you likely wouldn't be in this mess. It may have been too big a jump between BIOS releases. I am unsure there is anything that can be done about this (you've already tried the things I would have tried).

 

Sorry,

...S

SRose
Beginner
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Well I appreciate you n.scott and Doc having the BIOS updates we need but with all the BIOS files gone from Intel's website and never knowing "how many steps is too many" when doing an upgrade it doesn't give me confidence to flash client machines and possibly put them in motherboard purgatory or worse... I'll jumper across the empty cmos battery socket overnight and try the recovery again tomorrow, but I'm running out of things to try. I never heard of flashing a BIOS via the recovery option but you guys clearly know way more on desktop boards and NUCs than I will ever attain.... Years ago I had a similar issue with a motherboard that had a socketed BIOS chip that seemed to flash OK and wouldn't POST afterwards (like this one). I had another identical board that worked and placed a zip tie between the chip socket and the BIOS, booted on the good chip, swapped in the bad /faulty BIOS and flashed and recovered the unit. I didn't get back to the bench to see if the BIOS is socketed on a DH67GD but I'm not holding my breath

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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For information on the BIOS Update process, consult Intel Desktop Boards BIOS Update Instructions and, for this case, Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions.

 

To help you better, here are my step-by-step instructions for BIOS Recovery:

 

  1. NOTE: Read these instructions completely before starting. Follow all instructions EXACTLY.
  2. On some other Windows-based (not MACos- or Linux- based) PC, make sure that you have the .BIO file for the BIOS release you wish to install.
  3. Insert a 32GB or smaller USB 2.0 flash drive into the PC. Do not use USB 3.0 flash drives.
  4. Format this USB flash drive using the Windows Format applet. Select to install the FAT32 file system (NOT vFAT, NOT exFAT; FAT32 only). Very important: You must also specify that the Quick Format option be Disabled (unchecked).
  5. NOTE: If FAT32 is not offered as a choice by the Format applet, your USB flash drive is too big; use another.
  6. Copy the .BIO file into the root folder of this USB flash drive. This should be the only .BIO file in the root folder of the USB flash drive.
  7. Properly eject the USB flash drive. Do not just yank it out. Do this from File Explorer or using the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media System Tray applet.
  8. Power off the Desktop Board system.
  9. Remove the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper from the board. It will be the only yellow jumper; the rest will usually be black.
  10. NOTE: Remember the pins that this jumper was plugged into; you will need this information later.
  11. Plug the USB flash drive into one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the back panel of the board. Do not use blue or yellow USB 3.0 port. Do not use any front panel USB ports.
  12. Power on the system.
  13. The BIOS Recovery process should start automatically. You should see a progress report on your main monitor.
  14. NOTE: If you do not see a progress report displayed on a monitor, do not power off the system for at least 15 minutes. While it is rare, it is possible for the process to proceed without an onscreen display; you must give it ample time to complete, just in case.
  15. When the BIOS Recovery process is complete, you will be asked to power off the system. Do so.
  16. Restore the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper to the pins it was on previously. This should be across pins 1 and 2 of this (three pin) header.
  17. Remove the USB flash drive from the back panel of the board.
  18. Power on the board.
  19. Immediately begin pressing the F2 key, over and over (approx. once per second) until you see the BIOS Setup (or Visual BIOS) screen displayed.
  20. Verify, using the BIOS version string, that the BIOS installed properly. Stop if it isn't.
  21. Press the F9 key (followed by the Y key) to reset of the BIOS configuration.
  22. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  23. Once screen is cleared (goes black), begin pressing the F2 key, over and over, until you see the BIOS Setup screen displayed.
  24. Make any changes to the BIOS configuration that you desire (for example, disabling NUMLOCK) or that you require (for example, setting Boot Order, enabling UEFI, etc.).
  25. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  26. Test.

 

NOTE: Steps 2-5 only need to be done once for a particular USB flash drive. If you reuse it for another board or BIOS update, just delete any existing .BIO file(s) on it and start at Step 6.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

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