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Stu Cole Oct 03, 2003, 04:40am EDT Report Abuse
Hi,

I have just manage to trash my BIOS on my PC-CHIPS M810LR mobo.

Dont ask how, but the latest ROM image failed to update with an error :

"Disable USB".

Now when I try and boot, I get nothing at all. Is there anywhere in the UK wher I can get another BIOS ROM with the latest Ami-bios PC-chip BIOS updates already done so as not to run into the problem again. !!!!

TIA.

Sooty.


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Wildwood Oct 03, 2003, 05:04am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
You should be able to buy one from any PC shop. They'd have to order it though. So it'd take a while. Might be better off to try and find an old PC Chips M810L on eBay or something and take the BIOS chip from it. Or just switch the motherboards out.
Of course you could always buy a newer motherboard. An MSI KT2 combo-L . They're a very stable board. With the KT266A chipset. It can utilize SDRAM or DDR RAM. This way you can upgrade to DDR and a faster system over time.


Nathan Peterson Oct 03, 2003, 09:04pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
From what I hear, PC Chips makes the absolute worst boards on the market.

I would suggest upgrading to anything else that supports your chip..

-Nathan

nona nobo Nov 09, 2003, 07:05am EST Report Abuse
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Jim B..... Nov 09, 2003, 07:09pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Try putting a floppy in drive see if it try's to read it, if it does you may have a chance

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nona nobo Nov 10, 2003, 03:27am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
the floppy is dead. gonna by a new chip from BIOSMAN. damn expensive flashing

Nathan Peterson Nov 10, 2003, 06:23am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
why buy a new chip?

trash the board, and get a better board from another manufacturer for your Processor.

if its one of the 2/3 M810L's with a duron chip that actually soldered to the board. ditch it anyways, durons a piece. and get yourself some decent hardware, its not that expensive anymore really. just dont waste your money trying to recover such a terrible board. its like flushing money down the toilet. twice.

check out what gigabyte or MSI has to offer, their boards are very competitive and very reliable, Gigabyte employs a dual-bios technology in some of their boards as well, for just an occurance like this.

bottom line, stop trying to revive a retarded and dead board. even if you succeed, would you really want to use it?

-Nathan

Wildwood Nov 10, 2003, 06:37am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Nathan is making very good sense.


nona nobo Nov 10, 2003, 04:18pm EST Report Abuse
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Martin Craker Dec 08, 2003, 11:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Hi,
Got to this thread a bit late i guess ... just a thought anyway, did you clear the cmos after the usb error ... I've had this problem a few times with some of the later 810's, flashing to a slightly earlier bios seems to be okay though. Also, the same goes with the flash program, sometimes flashing an old version board with a new version flasher has problems.

As for the PC Chips boards in general, yes they are a "cheap" board, but they fill a need in the market for people who haven't got alot of dosh to spend on a system, they started me off okay, still using 810 's with no problems whatsoever, for everything on board they have fitted the need perfectly and at a very good price.
For anyone's who's interested I've got a list of websites that answer alot of queries with these boards, especially the 810 board which has gone from strength to strength, as well as some of the older models.

Anyway, hope your systems all sorted now,

Martin

Mark de Beer Jan 10, 2004, 04:41am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Hi Martin,

Got the same problem, do you have a copy of a rom version for an 810LR-H motherboard, I can program de BIOS in a seperate programmer, but need a ROM that works ok.

Thanks

Mark

Martin Craker Jan 10, 2004, 01:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Which version is the board ?

Regards,

Martin

Erik rombouts Jan 18, 2004, 03:55pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Hi,

A friend of mine also has problems with this motherboard.

He bought a Webcam Creative PRO ex (USB) and this webcam
doesn't work properly.
We tried it with ME and XP, both the same problems.

The OS seems to find the cam, asks to install the driver
(tried several) and than finds the cam, tries to configure it,
than, it says cam ot found, than, without doing anything
he finds the cam, tries to connect, ... cam not found ... and so on and so on...

Any ideas?

Bios settings?
I tried to find a more recnt bios, but there are several BIOS for several
versions of the motherboard (1.3, 1.5, ...) but I can't find that version
number of the Motherboard. So I dare not to flash 'any bios' in it.

Thanks

Erik

Simon Lewis Feb 22, 2004, 03:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
I have a PC Chips 810 motherboard with 2 X 256 MB Ram.

I took this out and put in 1 X 512 MB Ram. Guess what. It doesn't work. Putting the 2 X 256 back in solved the problem. Any ideas what to do. This motherboard is crap isn't it!

Si

Wildwood Feb 22, 2004, 06:40pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
What OS are you using? W98 won't allow more than 512MB of system memory to be used.


Erik rombouts Feb 23, 2004, 02:47am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Martin,

Srry for the late Reply.

You asked me which version of Motherboard.
The only thing which looks like a version nr says ' ver 3.0' to me,
but I can't seem to find the bios according to it.

5.2 : yes, 7.1 : yes but 3.0 ???

Simon Lewis Feb 23, 2004, 03:54am EST Report Abuse
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Hi Am not using W98. I'm using Windows 2000!

Erik rombouts Feb 23, 2004, 04:36am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Simon,

Are you sure that the properties of the memory chip you're trying, match the specifications of the motherboard?

Greetings

Simon Lewis Feb 23, 2004, 04:52am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
It is exactly the same type of memory that is in there at the moment. I have 2 X 256 chips P133. I even matched up the description on the Novatech.co.uk Page.

Wildwood Feb 23, 2004, 12:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Simon-
Then try clearing the CMOS:
To clear the CMOS memory, disconnect all the power cables from the mainboard and then move the jumper cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
Function Jumper Setting labeled JP4
Normal Operation Short Pins 2-3
Clear CMOS Memory Short Pins 1-2
Count 30 seconds, then move the jumper back to pins 1-2.
Then see if this clears up your problem. I'm thinking that your memory timings were a bit tighter for your old memory. And this memory can't handle it. Clearing the CMOS will re-set the BIOS to default settings.



Martin Craker Feb 23, 2004, 05:10pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: PC CHIPS M810L Mobo - BIOS Update Failure
Hi Simon,

Your Bios is listed on http://www.pcchips.com.tw/bios/bios.asp?module_id=4
you may find further info as anyone else with mobo related problems on the PC Chips Lottery
at http://www.stud.fernuni-hagen.de/q3998142/pcchips/

Best of luck to all !

Martin



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