November 8, 2010 at 07:31:04
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium IV
I'm trying to flash the BIOS of my Matsonic 9367E Motherboard. I don't have the Flash utility and binary file for BIOS.
Can anyone help?

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November 8, 2010 at 08:01:31
Why do you want to flash the BIOS?
This should only be done if the update specifically addresses a problem you are having. It should not be done because you believe it is outdated or you are trying to resolve some problem.
The files to flash a BIOS must be obtained from the computer or motherboard manufacturer. The update must be a very close match for your hardware or the flash will fail. A failed BIOS flash is a very serious matter, often the only recovery is replacement of the motherboard.

If you wish to proceed be very sure the update is specifically designed for your exact motherboard and computer or a failure will result.

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November 8, 2010 at 08:13:57
If Matsonic don't list it on their site then it's not available yet & downloading from anywhere else is only asking for trouble.

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November 8, 2010 at 08:28:06
What problem(s) are you trying to fix by flashing the bios ?

You NEVER flash the bios unless there is official specific info somewhere, e.g., in bios release notes where you get the bios updates, that a bios update will fix a problem you are having, or unless you want to install a cpu (processor) the present bios version cannot recognize.

If the mboard worked fine previously with it's present bios version with the same cpu installed, YOUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT CAUSED BY THE BIOS VERSION, and flashing the bios will NOT help!

"A failed BIOS flash is a very serious matter, often the only recovery is replacement of the motherboard."

The cheap flash chips used for the bios can only be flashed a small number of times, and they can physically fail while flashing even if you do everything right - they can even physically fail the FIRST time you try to flash,
Most mboards these days have a soldered in bios flash chip. A failed flash chip in that case can only be fixed by having a professional who has the right tools replace it with a new flash chip that has already been flashed - usually you must send the mboard away and have it shipped back - that can cost you as much as a new mboard.
Some have a bios chip that's in a socket and it's removable. In that case, you can get a replacement flash chip that's already been flashed on the web, for less money than a new mboard costs, and install it yourself.

In either case, you will have a mboard that will not boot until the flash chip has been replaced.

Some mboards develop this problem - electrolytic capacitors were installed on them that were not properly made, and they fail eventually - the mboard manufacturer didn't know they were improperly made at the time the mboard was made.

Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .

This was the original bad capacitor problem - has some example pictures.
History of why the exploding capacitors and which mboard makers were affected:

What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.

Pictures of blown capacitors, other components, power supplies, Athlon cpu's, etc.:

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