Nobody? must be Super Bowl thing....
When performing the bios recovery you should also have the bios in cd or usb aside from removing the jumper. According to the website you should wait 3 -15 minutes for the bios to recover.
Try removing your cmos battery and jumper (power should be completely off). Wait fifteen minutes. Put back the battery only. Then perform the recovery procedure.
I tried two things but nothing yet.
1) I removed the bios battery for over an hour, the board did boot right up until displaying the disc drives then it froze.
2) I shut everything down, saved a the bios on a jumpdrive (.bio file), plugged the jumpdrive in USB port, removed the bios jumper and re-boot...nothing at all, blank screen.
The cd or flash drive should not be bootable and should contain the .bio file only. It seems that the cd is access first therefore try using the cd only. Wait for a few minutes. The screen will remain blank for several minutes so that it may look like the comp is frozen.
I just tried your tip...
- Removed CMOS battery for about 45min then reinstalled
- BIOS jumper is removed
- USB jumpdrive plugged in (FAT)
- Plugged the power and turned on the PC
All the fans are running full speed and I can feel the components warm up but I have no other activity whatsoever. My monitor is not even receiving a signal, and my keyboard is not powered. I let it sit like that for about 10 minutes, I'll let it run some more.
I will try the CD route. The USB jumpdrive had other files on it....
CD is in and there is activity, but nothing on screen....its been going for 30 mins. Could it be a bad cd?
Could be. Try this out instead. Download bios version 1997 iso file. Burn the file into a cd (copying will not work). With power on, place your cd in the drive. Power down. Put the jumper back in the normal position. Power on.
Ok, still dead.
I made 2 CD's
1) Burned the ISO file as image (not plain copy)
2) Copied .BIO file
Attempt 1: ISO file
My PC had been sitting overnight with the power cord removed and CMOS battery removed. Here are the steps I followed.
1) Installed CMOS Battery and BIOS jumper (normal position)
2) Plugged power cord
3) turned on PC breifly and opened CD tray and inserted CD with ISO image
4) turned PC off / turned PC on
No CD activity or monitor signal
1) Turned off the PC removed bios jumper
2) Turned on PC
3) CD activity then PC shut down automatically and re-started
4) Some boot text (drives) then screen blank
5) CD activity, left PC on for 20 minutes...nothing
Attempt 2: BIO file
1) Removed CD with ISO image
2) Inserted CD with BIO file
3) Shut pc down and removed power
4) Removed CMOS battery
5) Let PC stand for 15 minutes
6) Reinstalled CMOS battery (BIOS jumper still removed)
7) Powered PC up
8) CD activity, no Monitor signal
9) Let PC run for 20 mins...nothing.
Attempt 3: Just Boot!
1) Removed BIO CD
2) Powered PC down
3) Re-installed BIOS jumper to Normal Positon (pins 1 and 2)
4) Restarted PC...NOTHING! no CD activity, monitor is still in power save, keyboard lights off...
I don't see any fault LED's on the board, the CPU and other fans are running. Not sure what else to try..this is driving me nuts!!
It's about time to contact support. We have exhausted all means of restoring the bios. Perhaps there is a component/components affected by the change in frequency in the bios.
I got an earful from tech support regarding overclocking. But really, I was not pushing this thing to unheard of speeds. I acknowledged that I was taking a risk and that I wasn't looking for Intel to replace my board, just tell me how to get it back alive!
Anyhow, the tech asked me to remove the memory to re-start to check for beeps from the board. Nothing at all, in fact the PC would start fans running and shut off automatically, then restart automatically, cycling back and forth. But no beeps.
Next, removed the graphics card, same thing no beeps. I then disconnected the power to the board completely and waited 30 minutes, but nothing no beeps.
Tech suggested i test my processor on some other board or use another processor on my board. I brought my processor to work for a friend to check on his board.Let's see what happens....I will be upset if the processor is fried...its not like I jacked up the voltage, and pushing 3GHz to 3.5GHz is that extreme...
Practically you have tested every major component of your unit. If the processor tested ok you only have the mobo and psu left. The difference from 3 to 3.5 ghz (0.5) may not be significant in term of ghz but may be in terms of mhz (50).
Just to close this out...I know its been a while. I spoke to Intel tech and we concluded that the board was fried. I replaced with another DX38BT and all is well. Thank for all that helped.