Failure during BIOS update.

Discussion in 'UDOO X86' started by JCSelector, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. JCSelector

    JCSelector UDOOer

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    I think its bricked.
    I was trying to update BIOS from 1 to 6 via bootable usb with dos (because my hard drive crashed). I folowed the instructions, and also read here to make an autoexec file and it looked ok. But after taking too long I reset the x86 (I read it only takes a short time to update).
    Now only the green light stays on but no video output or keyboard power. And it wont turn off via the button, unless I hold for some seconds.
    HELP :(
     
  2. evaloverde

    evaloverde Administrator Staff Member

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    1. Hey JC, sorry about the issue. I suggest opening a ticket here.
     
  3. JCSelector

    JCSelector UDOOer

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    Thank you for the reply, I will do that.
     
  4. JCSelector

    JCSelector UDOOer

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    They were no help to me.
     
  5. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    They did not answer yet or they could not help you?
     
  6. JCSelector

    JCSelector UDOOer

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    My warranty had run out so they gave me no advice.
     
  7. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    That is not so nice....
    What did you already do:
    1. Use another monitor? The Udoo UEFI is rather picky with resolution, perhaps your monitor cannot handle this.
    2. Remove the rtc battery as it will reset the Bios/UEFI settings to default. But only if the update has succeeded.

    That the keyboard is not working is not a good sign.
     
  8. JCSelector

    JCSelector UDOOer

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    Yeah thanks, I tried all that.
    My question is if it is bricked, can anything be done?
     
  9. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    I do not think someone has a repair service for these boards. This is a too niche SBC.
    You could try to ask Udoo if they can repair it (with costs).
     
  10. Dev

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    Hello,
    In gerneral BIOS is a software lived in an EEPROM chip, you could figure out where is it within the board.
    The cpu execute what inside it as soon as you turn the device on. so if for any reason update what inside it get wrong. the device will not boot.

    the only way to fix this issue by locate the BIOS chip, which is an EEPROM kind of flash, second you have to obtained the binary file, that you have to inject inside the chip, now you have 2 way, remove the chip and programme it outside the board with the right bin file, which it is the bios version, then solder it back.

    or programme it with external programmer. to be sure this mission will successful 100%, you need to have skills in soldering, and skills about programm the chip with external programmer.

    I hope this post will help you solve your issue, and good luck
     

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