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cmanf2
Beginner
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mini-ITX D945GCLF bios problem...

Hi,

I have a problem with a old mini-itx board: a D945GCLF, with atom processor (manufactured in 2008).

At startup, I see black screen and nothing beep... so i Would like to try with recovery bios procedure. But I don't find recovery bios file in "Support" section of intel website. Can you to help me ? Or can you to suggest a usefule procedure to resolve my problem ?

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AlHill
Super User
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The latest bios is 0278, but the best I can do is to attach 0229, which is just one before 0278.

You can find the release notes here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20191120150518/https://downloadmirror.intel.com/18947/eng/LF_0278_Releas...

 

Also, you might consider trying another power supply as well.

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Actually Al, he needs the CL BIOS. I believe that CL0034 is the latest. Unfortunately, I do not have any CL BIOS files. See whether you can get this with the Wayback machine.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Oops, my mistake (forgot about there being a 945GC chipset). My archive shows BIOS 229 as being the latest. I too have nothing for BIOS 278.

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cmanf2
Beginner
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Thank you Scott for bios file.

I followed bios recovery procedure whitin of Intel website (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005630/boards-and-kits.html) with pen drive usb device, but nothing: my motherboard is dead... nothing beep, only black screen...I don't know what i can to do...

AlHill
Super User
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Follow Scott's instructions here TO THE LETTER. Do not take any shortcuts or dismiss any items.

https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P00004VhEOFSA3/how-to-upgrade-dz75ml45k-bios-from-0006-to-00...

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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What he said.

cmanf2
Beginner
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nothing...don't work.

I see on motherboard a green led on, cpu fan on, motherboard fan off... I changed power supply with a ATX internal power supply.....but nothing.

I think that bios device was damaged, probably with a short circuit (I remembered that my daughter introduced coins to the motherboard, when she was three years old) . How I can to verifiy that bios circuit is ok ? Is it possibile to change bios circuit?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Some thoughts:

 

  • Did you try replacing the CR2032 battery? Process is: disconnect power, remove old battery, wait 15 minutes, install new battery, power on and test.
  • Did you try moving the yellow/orange BIOS configuration jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3 and then power on?

 

For a board this old, there is really nothing that we can do to recover a bad flash component; we do not have the files that we would need to attempt this. You may simply have a dead soldier on your hands (it is 12 years old, after all). Recycle responsibly.

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