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A8M2N-LA BIOS Update failed, computer won't boot?

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April 20, 2011 1:10:38 AM

Alright so, I was using a Windows Based BIOS updater downloaded from the HP Support website (which i'll never do again btw) and it asked me to restart my comp. Upon restarting I found that the computer would turn on but it wouldn't show me the bios, just a black screen and the monitor remained blank as if it weren't getting a signal. Sometimes the monitor would blink but it would remain blank.

So I think I probably screwed up the BIOS, this computer is about 5yrs old and I don't think anyone sells the A8M2N-LA (NAOS) anymore, I looked on ebay and new ones were like $60-70 which is out of my price range. Is there a possibility of fixing this one? Maybe buying a new BIOS chip and replacing it with the old one? I heard somewhere that you can do that, but I'm not sure if it's possible with my mobo. Or should I just trash the Board?

Any help is much appreciated, thank you.
a c 299 Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
a c 1097 V Motherboard
April 20, 2011 6:35:08 AM

Welcome. As a last try you can try resetting the BIOS by pulling the motherboard battery for e few seconds and then try again.
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April 22, 2011 4:15:27 AM

Thanks for the reply! I tried resetting the jumpers and even pulled out the battery for a couple secs, but the BIOS screen still doesn't show up when I boot up the computer.
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a c 299 Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
a c 1097 V Motherboard
April 22, 2011 5:49:59 AM

I am afraid that your BIOS flash vent bad and that is not reversible.
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April 22, 2011 6:51:03 AM

Sigh, well the computer was 5 years old, I guess it was time for an upgrade anyway. Thanks for the help!
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April 22, 2011 6:58:11 AM

Wait, What if I can replace the BIOS chip? Is that possible? If so do you know where I can buy one? I don't know if it'll be possible on my motherboard, but if it comes down to it, I'd much rater buy a new motherboard then a new whole new computer :\
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April 22, 2011 7:40:13 AM

Yeah, I searched it up and I'm pretty sure I'd have to do some soldering, which I'm definitely not good with. Buying a new motherboard would fix the problem though right? It looks like that's my only other option right know, expect buying a new computer.
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a c 299 Ĉ ASUS
a b α HP
a c 1097 V Motherboard
April 22, 2011 8:13:07 AM

Yes repair would be expensive if you cant do it yourself.
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April 22, 2011 7:25:33 PM

Alright, looks like I'll just get a new motherboard for now and see how long the computer lasts. Thank you for the help!
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December 28, 2011 12:28:26 PM

blackprimehunter said:
Alright, looks like I'll just get a new motherboard for now and see how long the computer lasts. Thank you for the help!


Which MOBO are you going with? the 939 platform is out dateded
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