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my brother flashed the wrong bios to his card

maartenva

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Hi,

my brother flashed his ATI HD3850 with a wrong BIOS.

When I do acquire BIOS, it cant find any card. When I do a alternative BIOS extraction, I get that he flashed a HD4850 in it.

I've got the original BIOS but not any of the tools recognizeses the card, so I can't select it to flash.

Does anybody have an idea how I can resolve this problem?

Thanks
 

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have you tried the -f command to force the flash? ?Just be sure you are sending this command to the appropriate card (IE 0 or 1 in the command line)
 

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have you tried the -f command to force the flash? ?Just be sure you are sending this command to the appropriate card (IE 0 or 1 in the command line)
I've tried using the -f command. Winflash and other tool didn't found the card.

But i can boot up windows but only in VGA mode
 

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using the card mentioned above, or does the motherboard have onboard graphics too (boot to VGA mode)?
 

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using the card mentioned above, or does the motherboard have onboard graphics too (boot to VGA mode)?
The pc where it is in now, doesn't have an onboard vga, but I do have an PCI vga card.

I have an second pc and this one has an onboard ati card. problem is that it deactivates when you put in an other card.
 

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are you positive you are looking at ID 1 versus ID 0?

should be able to boot with both as long as the bios is set to post PCI first.

It is very possible that the flash to a 4850 made a paperweight of the card too:(
 

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it's a miracle

in some way i've managed the flash the card. Looks like it recognized the id.

Thanks for everything

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allah loya praise the lord jesus christ amen brother!!!!