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  1. #1
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    Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    ok so i stupidly trusted the nvtube application that came with the motherboard and updated the bios via windows. After doing so the PC now doesnt show any video on screen. The fans and stuff all fire up and seem to proceed correctly.
    One thing to note is that this PC has never beeped, i have never found a socket to place the speaker cable and assumed it was onboard despite never hearing a beep....
    Another thing to note which puzzles me is the jumper setting was set to disable bios updates.. weird huh...

    So far i have tried taking out the cmos and using the jumper to reset it, perhaps i didnt leave the jumper in reset for long enough...

    are there any tips to removing the cmos? maybe i should have left that out longer too....

    any help is greatly appreciated. especially if it doesnt involve spending money

    i only had the pc up and running for 2 hours before stupidly doing this..

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    be sure to unplug the psu when clearing the bios. since your already running in problems, let's remove the battery also. if that shows no results, let it sit for a hour or so without the battery and the jumper in the clear position.

    kn1 ext comes with a top hat bios recovery system. do you have that?

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    ok. kettle lead unplugged, cmos out and jumper set to clear.

    the Top hat flash didnt come with the motherboard, the guy who sold it to me had stupidly lost it. He hadnt even opened the rest of the box. idiot huh.

    ok, speak in an hour. Hopefully from the Kn1 system. *crosses fingers*

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    if that doesn't work, list your current hardware.

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    ecs kn1 extreme
    3880 amd dual core cpu
    two corsair cmx512-3200c2pro 400mhz cl2
    xfx 6880 256 sli nvidia gfx
    wd 170gb sata hd
    pioneer 10x dvd re-writer oem... not sure model...

    ive lost the box for the psu so unsure what it is, i do know its see through and has bright green cables although its probably the oldest thing in the case however the voltage was more than enough as i checked before putting it all together.

    As i say though, the PC was running ok.. although slightly unstable, i checked the latest bios and it said it supported dual core for my processor which i assumed was the issue with stability.

    i havent turned it on yet, being quite strict on the hour
    Last edited by fantsypants; 12-29-2007 at 04:52 PM.

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    i havent turned it on yet, being quite strict on the hour
    that gave me a .

    ive lost the box for the psu so unsure what it is, i do know its see through and has bright green cables although its probably the oldest thing in the case however the voltage was more than enough as i checked before putting it all together.
    is there a label on the psu. there usually is.

    when our hour is up and if our finger crossing didn't work, then try booting with minimum hardware. vid card, 1 stick of mem and hs/fan and disconnect any other power draws.

    do you have a floppy drive?

    As i say though, the PC was running ok.. although slightly unstable, i checked the latest bios and it said it supported dual core for my processor which i assumed was the issue with stability.
    could be a lot of things.

    oh i hate when i have to flash a bios. don't you?


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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    balls, no beep still (as expected) but no video either.

    i had one stick of ram, standard fans etc

    i guess im going to have to find a top hat (no not a real hat, the bios fixer thingie) any ideas where?

    or do you have another solution?

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    i haven't been able to find any links where you can get one. i would suggest contacting ecs to purchase one. no idea what their response will be.

    as to what else. do you have a floppy? if so i'll try to find a clear set of instructions on how to do a blind flash.


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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    i have exact same faults as OP, i contacted ECS this is their answer

    Thank you for contacting ECS!!
    Please contact your dealer first,if they can provide you one.
    If they can't help,you need to search for one in the market.
    What dealer? I told them i bought the board 2yrs ago.
    search the market if i could find one 2nd hand i wouldnt be trying to buy one new from ECS. So i guess their answer is we can't help. Any ideas anyone, please
    Intel Q6600
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR
    1Gbx2 OCZ PC8500
    9600GT PCI-E
    OCZ Stealth XStream 600W

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post

    what's the option? buy a new board?
    Intel Q6600
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR
    1Gbx2 OCZ PC8500
    9600GT PCI-E
    OCZ Stealth XStream 600W

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    that's about it. google wasn't very productive.



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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    Quote Originally Posted by uddarts View Post
    that's about it. google wasn't very productive.



    ud
    you can't buy top-hat flash as it is when you get the motherboard. You can get the IC chip but it comes on its own and doesnt have the plastic casing that fits onto the BIOS chip. So why ECS telling me to look at the market see Below

    without
    http://www.chip-service.de/images/pr...L004T-33JC.jpg

    with
    http://www.legitreviews.com/images/r...382/tophat.jpg
    Intel Q6600
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR
    1Gbx2 OCZ PC8500
    9600GT PCI-E
    OCZ Stealth XStream 600W

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    Re: Kn1 extreme no beeps no video

    your email was received by a level 1 email tech. whether they have any to sell is questionable. you can start a new request and maybe get someone more responsive. at some point you can send it in for a repair, which will cost you parts, labor and shipping.

    you can start using your local phone book and see if you can find a computer repair shop that can reflash the bios chip that you have. ecs is not the only board manufacturer that uses that type of attached bios chip. so there must be some way to do it. they could well have the top hat type adapter to do the flash.

    new flashed bios chip $30 plus the adapter $?

    http://www.badflash.com/

    http://www.biosman.com/Merchant2/mer...Code=BIOS-Chip

    with all that said, taking a shot at the ebay purchase might be the way to go.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/nForce4-Ultra-EC...07261121r19881


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    Last edited by uddarts; 07-30-2008 at 10:17 AM.

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