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Bricked RX 480 after BIOS flash

Hoschkid

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Hello there,
recently I tried to flash a modded Bios onto my Sapphire reference Design RX 480, but it didn't go exactly like planned, I ended up bricking it.
At first I couldn't even boot to windows but with help of a paperclip and the 1+8 method i managed to succesfully boot with the "dead" GPU installed from my iGPU. What i have tried then:
-ATIwinflash, shows me: Independent ATI GPU cant be found (something along those lines, I translated it)
-ATIflash via administrative command prompt: -i adapter not found. If i try -f -p 0 bios.rom it says: Adapter not found ERROR: 0FL01
-made a bootable USB and tried flashing via ATIflash in DOS, with the same result, Adapter not found ERROR: 0FL01
-I installed the GPU in the 2nd PCIe slot and repeated the steps above

Strangely the GPU gets recognized by various programms like GPU-Z, but in GPU-Z it's not possible to save the bios to a file.
Every help would be really appreciated!

Have a nice day
 

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Use the search function of this site(Magnifying Glass) to find the ati/amd bios flash guide or Mining Bios Repository.
 
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Sorry, but I can't find anymore things to try in the forums then what i've listed above... Would be amazing if someone had another idea, IMO it's really weird that GPU-Z even tells me it's a 480. But thanks anyways
 

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Sorry, but I can't find anymore things to try in the forums then what i've listed above... Would be amazing if someone had another idea, IMO it's really weird that GPU-Z even tells me it's a 480. But thanks anyways
Did you even try? Because the Mining Bios Repository has a section for recovery. Basically whats happened is you put a bios in that has a different port configuration, so if its able to be detected as a 480 it should be able to be recovered, you may need to do a wire trick too
 

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Yeah I did, sorry didn't wanna annoy anyone by starting a new post, but everywhere i looked so far are the same steps i already tried. I will look more through the forums. Thanks already
 

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Yeah I did, sorry didn't wanna annoy anyone by starting a new post, but everywhere i looked so far are the same steps i already tried. I will look more through the forums. Thanks already
See if you can find @MrGenius or write a message in the mining bios repository asking for help
 

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I will do that! You are talking about the "Mining BIOS repository"? Because I really can't find a lot there about fixing bad flashes, don't wanna annoy the next people because I'm asking in the wrong place :D

Again, thanks a lot for the suggestions
 

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I will do that! You are talking about the "Mining BIOS repository"? Because I really can't find a lot there about fixing bad flashes, don't wanna annoy the next people because I'm asking in the wrong place :D

Again, thanks a lot for the suggestions
Don't be afraid to ask there, thats what they specialize in is bios writing, so they can help you recover too
 

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here's an upgrade on my situation:
I managed to see my RX 480 in ATIflash while i hab another dedicated GPU installed in the main PCIe slot, -ai tells me this:
Adapter 1 (BN=07, DN=00, FN=00, PCIID=00001002, SSID=000067DF)
Asic Family : Polaris10
Flash Type : R600 SPI (64 KB)
No VBIOS

when I try forceflashing after this it says:
Failed to read ROM

ERROR: 0FL01

-i command results in this:

adapter bn dn fn dID asic flash romsize test bios p/n
======= == == == ==== =============== ============== ======= ==== ==============
0 01 00 00 6938 Tonga M25P10/c 20000 pass 113-4E3081U-X58
1 07 00 00 67DF Polaris10 R600 SPI 10000 fail -

I also posted in the Mining BIOS repository, but just in case someone stumbles upon this thread.

The BIOS I tried to flash on the RX 480 (bad.rom) and the stock bios (stock.rom) are found in the attached .rar
 

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