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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    You saved my card!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn't be happier right now. :roll: If you have a bitcoin address or something like that I'd love to gift you a beer.:toast: Also for the record, my hunch that connecting 3 and 8 was incorrect and it was in fact the chip select...
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    Ahhhh very interesting, thanks Law-II! I had a feeling that I was doing something odd with the solder mod I did. Disabling the chip select makes a whole lot more sense than the write protect pin in my case. I will try this and get back to you.
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    Sorry for the double post, I just saw you edited your post with more info. I knew it was a bad idea, but I read a guide (attached) that said to do it as a last resort. The symptoms have not changed at all since then, so I'm going to assume that nothing has changed since. However I'm fully...
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    People will never stop tinkering, playing, or modifying their electronics. I fooled around a lot with things like this as a kid, and as a result, I majored in electrical engineering. I'm sure there's lots of kids out there who are doing exactly the same thing. Engineers learn by making...
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    Thanks man, I appreciate it. Apologies for the snarky comeback...I just wasn't expecting that kind of response :P
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    Yes, blind flash was tried. I mean I can't say with 100% certainty it went as expected since I couldn't see anything, but I was very careful. I might try it again soon just to be sure. Since my situation is pretty serious, does anyone know if anyone has had any luck, or even tried, manually...
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    Is that a sarcastic way of saying I'm screwed?
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    Accidentally flashed my 5870 with a modified 6950 BIOS...recovery possible?

    So I'll make my admission of guilt short: I'm an idiot. It was late and I was deep in the instructions to modify my 6850 and unlock the shaders. I extracted BIOS backups from both my 6850 and my 5870, used a script to modify the 6850 BIOS and change the shader value (my 6850 is a...