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Help? Installed Wrong Bios for X800pro, Cant boot on floppy ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Thaiman, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. patrikmuse New Member

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    I Did It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thaiman You Are My God!!!!!!!! I Suggest To Go Down With The Clock, Restart And Put The Card Before The Beep, And Restart Untill You See The Message "update Escd" And Use Only Flashrom 2.40..... Call Me If Something Goes Bad..... Sorry For My English But Im Italian
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    Or you could just buy a cheap PCI video card that is the same brand as your AGP card. Seriously, you can buy one that will fit your needs for about as much as a few boxes of cereal.
  3. hrvoje

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    i have same problem and still didnt fix it!
  4. dolf New Member

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    Thaiman and all of you with such problem. It sounds that you have flashed a PCI-E BIOS on AGP card. It will not boot even with PCI card in and the only way to restore it is unsoldering of the EEPROM chip and re-programing it on external EEPROM programmer. After that soldering again. You have to find somebody capable to do that.
    Today I have spoken with a man who has the same problem and fix it as described above :) .

    Sorry for that news and hope that I am not right thinking about PCI-E BIOS :rolleyes: .

    One more thing for sure it can be fixed but it requires skills and equipment and litle money for the overlook.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2007
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    Somehow your way of writing reminds me of a certain "laser".
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    ha...thanks....brb ...i'm gonna grab some "coffee"

    :)
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    Congratulations!

    Thaiman... congratualtions on your *hot flash*. It is very hard to do, and I'm pleased you were successful.

    For anyone else trying the *hot flash* method, the timing is critical. If it doesn't work the first time, keep trying. An alternative is to *hot swap* with a working AGP card. Boot with a working AGP, but using the PCI VGA, or integrated VGA. Then swap the working AGP with the dead AGP while the PC is on.
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    Sorry if i wake up an old tread but i want to get this right, the story is i bought 2 dead card on pure speculation and I have a working x850xt power colour (pci-e) so if I boot from a pci card whit my working x850xt card in and do atiflash -i , atiflash will find my adaptor 1/0 and then I swap whit my dead card and flash it, it could be alive again, I have done hotflashing (mb bios)before but never a graphic card I dont want to toast anyting :ohwell:
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    You are lucky. But, I think AGP/PCI card doesn't support hot swap.

    Regards,
    Arto.
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    This might work to.
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=24507
    This is what wizard did.
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    Dolf, Wizzard´s guide includ soldering, could you use some small grabber instead of soldering, my hands is a bit shaky
    http://www.elfa.se/en/
    Artikel
    6012-PRO
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    I think the secret of your success was in having two step 4's :laugh:
  16. dolf New Member

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    Just solder two wires on pin 1 and 8 (because the chip should be under the cooler). Get them out of the card and connect when you need high signal when you flashing disconnect them. After you finish with the flashing un-solder the wires (of course you have to remove the cooler in both cases - soldering/unsoldering).
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    Gona use a couple http://www.elfa.se/elfa-bin/setpage...a-bin/dyndok.pl?lang=se&vat=0&dok=2003381.htm and put some sticky rubber on so the dont make contact with the pin next door
    and a old cpu heatsink that dont cover the chip if I´m lucky the will arrive tomorrow and then we will see if my cards are dead ore alive
  18. dolf New Member

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    If you succed to ensure contact between the pins then do it. Just be carefull and when booting from PCI card flash adapter 1 (your AGP card) not 0 (your PCI).
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    I got the crocodile clips today but the need some modding, to broad and to thick, but that can be fixed with a dremel, gona try it on x850xt non vivo first and by the way the are Pci-e
    I wish we hade a radio shack typ of store near by :ohwell:
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    At this moment i cant get this to work stil "adaptor not found" but I only tried this on the
    x850xt non vivo card, but I wont give up I have a identical power color x850xt vivo as my dead one, could try a hotflash, I mean boot with the working
    x850xt do atiflash -i remove the working card and do a flash on the dead card, so question is can it be done
  21. dolf New Member

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    You have to solder ;) .
  22. bokis New Member

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    I dont see things smaller then elephants and got shacking hands but I vill try it just got to get a smaller tip for my solderingiron :laugh:
  23. bokis New Member

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    I did it, but no luck on my a8r32-mvp delux mb, no response what so ever on my 2 x850xt, tried it whit flashrom 240 I read some wher that their could be differens betwen mb,
    so question, which flasher which mb has it been done with
  24. dolf New Member

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    I hope that you are using PCI videocard or (on board) and disconnecting the short connection between pin 8 and 1 of the EEPROM after the boot from PCI videocard or (on board).
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    I get back to you when I'm home again, on holliday fore a month in Tobago :toast:

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