|I fear I may have bricked my Asus M2N-E mainboard following a failed attempt to update the bios(needed support for the 6000+X2 CPU I was about to install) via the handy Asus Update app in Windows OS, rather than using AWDFLASH.EXE like I should have done.Anxiously I watched as the bars indicating the progress of erasing,then writing to the ROM chip reached 100%....At this point I would like to state for the record that over the course of 10+ years of countless hours spent working on PCs and electronics in general,I've learned that a good technician must posess a tremendous amount of patience,particularly when dealing with assembling,configuring,upgrading and troubleshooting PC systems.So when the third and final progress bar indicating file verification had not moved past 17% for over 3 hours,(and no response from KB & mouse) I crossed my fingers and reluctantly soft reset the machine.Clear RTC,then attempt to power up,with following results:|
System powers up for 4-5 seconds then shuts down.
HDD LED lit <1second,then no activity
No FDD activity
CD/DVD spools up/seeks,(light flashes)
All fans spool up
No response from KB/mouse
No response from display
ANY/ALL ATTEMPTS TO BOOT FROM FDD,CD/DVD,ENTER SETUP OR RUN FLASH/UPDATE UTILITY UNSUCCESSFULL.
System will remain powered on (fans spinning)as long as reset button is pressed repeatedly or held down continuously,but no response from HDD,FDD,CD/DVD,KB/mouse,or display.
Much to my dismay,(then to my horror) it was quickly becoming apparent that a catastrophic event had occured, and that there was a strong possibility that I might start to cry like a bitch...
ANYWAY, if anyone has any suggestions/ideas other than hanging wall art.