Need to find right bios

Hewlett-packard / Media center 894c
June 28, 2011 at 23:28:33
Specs: Windows 7, Centrino 2.7GHz/1GB ram
I have a PC with a s651 rev:2.2 15-h14-012202 motherboard

I was working and had a bad shutdown

I now gives Bios Checksum error
Insert Boot disk
error before the post screen and so I can't get into the settings


I have removed and replaced with new after a day or so the battery
I have moved the pins to clear the bios
I have backed up the hardive to an extrenal
I have found the bios on what looks like a manufactor web page
However the manufactor says award and the message says award, but the bois chip and boot before says Phoenix bios d686

Belarc file on old harddive made right after the OS was installed and updated says BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 12/27/2002

but the file I found at http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Do... says GM25513A which come along with awardflash so I am now confused And I need to know which one to use to make sure I don't screw the machine up.


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#1
June 28, 2011 at 23:33:14
If CMOS reset didn`t help, open the PC and find your motherboard manufacturer and model.

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#2
June 29, 2011 at 04:46:33
Did u disconnect the power cord before clearing cmos? Re-flashing bios is risky but can help fixing the current problem(make sure to obtain the correct bios for mobo or system manufacture website).

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#3
June 29, 2011 at 05:20:46
s651m rev:2.2 15-h14-012202 motherboard is the information for the motherboard and I think the full name might be sis 651m rev: 2.2 I am just trying to make since the looking up for the mobo gives me one bios that looks like it is award with the board being made by ECSUSA but the old BeLarc file tells me that a Pheonix Bois was on there.

yes I did remove the power cord and flip the switch from I to O when I cleared the cmos.


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#4
June 29, 2011 at 05:31:56
The flash utility from the ECS site is AWARD, the BIOS info you listed above is PHOENIX, so something is wrong. Do you have an actual ECS board or is it an OEM board? If it's an HP system, you MUST use the HP BIOS, not the ECS BIOS.

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#5
June 29, 2011 at 06:13:57
I got it from a friend It has no HP symbol anywhere it has a pheonix bios chip I also found this http://usa.aopen.com/products_downl... but the board has nothing that says aopen on it either. The error that is popping up that keeps me from post says award boot block. here is more from the saved BeLarc page for this machine created from the first time I had it running.

Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)

System Model :
Lan Plus
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor:
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board:
Not hyper-threaded Board: SiS-651
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 12/27/2002


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#6
June 29, 2011 at 06:36:50
Hmm, there is definitely something we are missing.

Is this your motherboard?

http://i.testfreaks.nl/images/produ...

Also read this thread:

http://www.wimsbios.com/forum/topic...

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#7
June 29, 2011 at 06:38:29
Sis produce chipsets not motherboards but i know u have old socket 478 board. Try to start the system without cmos battery and if by any chance the system post, quick tap pause break key to pause the post screen(from post screen u can obtain system or mobo model # or both).

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#8
June 29, 2011 at 08:18:58
You need to determine the make/model of the board. The model number can usually be found on the POST screen, if not, check the BIOS string at the bottom of the POST screen. Have a look at this:

http://www.ami.com/ami_images/custo...


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#9
June 29, 2011 at 08:23:27
That can work only if the OP manages to get past the BIOS checksum error, and in such a case he wouldn`t need the make/model since the problem will be resolved.

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#10
June 29, 2011 at 08:32:05
tried the no battery got the same no post / bios rom checksum error as before

probfixer that board is the right color and is close to the same as mine except mine has a row of 6 capacitor next to the cpu and two chips have silver cooling fins where that one has a row of 4 and only one chip with yellow cooling fins


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#11
June 29, 2011 at 08:50:11
Just a question; did your friend give you any CD`s with the computer?

EDIT: I think I found it:

http://www.soldering-guide.com/arch...

But still I can`t the BIOS file.

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#12
June 29, 2011 at 09:21:06
Yep that is it just with a the fins being silver instead of black and gold but that could be just a batch differance but the real important part is the rev 2.2 in the title and everything is in the exact same place as mine.

he gave me a bunch of stuff he was moving to another state and gave me alot of his pc stuff since he only was taking 2 laptops and a single desktop I had this one running real good before it start with this problem. it has two 3 pins that has two be changed to the oth r short to clear the cmos one to clear and one to protect it.


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#13
June 29, 2011 at 10:50:32
Yep that is it just with a the fins being silver instead of black and gold but that could be just a batch differance but the real important part is the rev 2.2 in the title and everything is in the exact same place as mine.

I am not sure what the date 27/12/2002 exactly refers to - to the bios version release date or the bios chip build/release date.

If it`s the second case, the only thing you need to check if the MB is written near the CPU socket or RAM slots (take a look of this picture: http://www.soldering-guide.com/arch... )

If it is, and matches with the mentioned MB model, it`s clear that we have the correct MB name, and thus BIOS file. :-)

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#14
June 29, 2011 at 11:15:47
it is next to the cpu slot it says this: s651m rev:2.2 15-h14-012202

so the bios file is based on the motherboard not what it says on the bios chip I am guessing then just try to make sure since I have only done this a couple time and those where very cut and dry machines that had the file right from the manufactor. Here it is just throwing me that the error says award and the sites says award but the bios chip says pheonix on it and the remember pheonix and maybe pheonix-award on the original boot.


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#15
June 29, 2011 at 12:50:22
From what I saw so far, I think L4S5MG3/GX+(PCB:2.2) is your motherboard (uses s651m chipset)

BIOS

Utility

http://www.ecs.com.tw/extra/flashutl/index.html

Note: I am not sure if you need the Utility/Guide, but anyway someone else might find it useful :-)

Just in case burn both BIOS file and the utility...

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#16
June 29, 2011 at 13:21:08
How about this one http://cgi.ebay.com/SiS-S651M-Mothe...

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#17
June 29, 2011 at 13:26:48
@kuwese: the color of the PCB on your picture is different than the color of the MB picture I posted in response #6, thus probably is not the right one. Let`s see what the OP thinks.

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#18
July 8, 2011 at 23:16:42
sorry I didn't get back sooner I have to go into town to a friend house to get internet and that is only about once a week or so when I go to get supplies. I forget right now if the board was pinkish or orangish, but the #16 does have the right capacitor next to the the cpu, but it is missing the cooling fins on the square chip next to the virtical battery. I am going to try to do the bios next week got to finish this cresent moon pond I am making for this crazy lady.

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