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ECS MB BIOS updating failure

The BIOS upgrading of an ECS A785GM-M motherboard following ECS's instructions failed. The computer cannot reboot anymore. It does not even get to the POST screen.

Could anyone provide a tip on the remedy of this? This is my primary computer, so it is urgent.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    Better get a replacement if the mobo is under warranty.
  2. Xttony said:
    Better get a replacement if the mobo is under warranty.


    Thanks for the response. I take it as normally not much can be done with the existing mobo to remedy it. I cannot afford to wait for the long replacement process, so I will go to a local (Boston) Micro Center tomorrow to get new set of mobo/CPU. Reinstalling everything will be a major pain.
  3. Have you tried different ram cards, removing the hard drives and booting, resetting the bios?
  4. Xttony said:
    Have you tried different ram cards, removing the hard drives and booting, resetting the bios?


    I have pushed the "Clear CMOS" button a few times.

    Windows 8 froze and showed a message saying it was collecting information because there was a hardware problem (I do not remember the exact message) after the update process finished erasing and when it was writing.

    Anyway, I got an Asus motherboard and an Core i5. The system is working fine now.

    Thank you for all the tips. I think the lesson learned from this is that for motherboards supporting AMD CPU, one should try to avoid running a Windows update application. I believe some Windows security feature ruined my update process. The safest way to update BIOS is USING a flash drive.
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