Just received a DH87RL. I did build a system; system did boot/BIOS splash visible.
I did update BIOS (as per Intel recommendation inserted in box) to latest BIOS, 322.
System did boot again with new BIOS/BIOS splash visible.
I entered BIOS setup (F2). Made some minor changes:
- System uses integrated gfx only, put this to enable always
- disabled audio chipset (as it is a server like setup)
- changes boot order of the HDD's
After saving BIOS/reboot, no video anymore......monitor keeps in sleep.
- When I remove the BIOS jumper, and hit F2 while booting, I do get to BIOS splash screen and then a menu to reset BIOS password (and 2 other options)
- I have tried to clear BIOS by hitting F2 - F7 - F9
- I have cleared BIOS by removing battery & jumper. I am able to get into BIOS setup; restore defaults (clock was reset - so BIOS seems to be cleared)
- I confirmed that BIOS settings were as out of the box (I checked settings I changed)
- Reboot....no video (not on HDMI, not on DVI); monitor remains in sleep
- I have removed battery for whole night. Same results...
- I have detached all sata cables...same result (no video)
- I have a HDD with Linux installed and connected to DH87RL. Looking at the HDD led, it is booting. When I put this HDD back on the old MB, I can notice in the syslog that the DH87RL did boot linux (while I don't have video)....hence, rest of system seems ok. I am stuck, as there is a configuration issue with network, and I cannot remotely ssh into system...
I have noticed many posts on BIOS issues....I only made a minor change. How come that this became a major disaster?
By the way, I did build this system per recommendation of C'T Magazine; They quoted in their article that the first MB they received died after a BIOS update....I didn't pay attention to this, but there seems to be structural issues here, also looking at many other posts.
Intel, pls provide asap a BIOS which fixes these issues. Somewhere I did read a post from Intel where they acknowledge the issue. Pls provide a timeline for a BIOS fix, otherwise I will RMA the board, which will not make Intel happy either (and me neither....)
(Another major peef....the SATA connectors are to close to the edge. If you use a SATA cable with a lock, you are never able to release the cable...unless you take the MB out....or don't use SATA cables with lock mechanism....)