I own a Biostar T-Series TA690G AM2 Motherboard for almost a year now and its an amazing MATX board. I know quite a bit about PC building however today I was using the flash Bio program to update my bios for the first time. I saved all my current bios then installed some updates. I had 3 to do. Each one required a restart. I got through 2 of them, but 30% through the 3rd one, my PC froze and reset.
Upon reloading, all I got and have been getting since is a black screen of death.
Now, ive checked th PSU, its working. Turning on the motherboard makes the PSU fan, CPU fan and 2 case fans, Graphics card fan work. So power is running trhough. As far as i know all i had to do was reset the CMOS by switching the jumper. I tried it, didnt work. I then stripped down my PC and reinstalled EVERTHING. So at one point after having a bare board i only had memory/CPU/HDD running.
Still BSOD. No lights on the motherboard. 2 red lights usually confirm everything is working and no lights mean serious error. Ive disconnected form the PSU, even taken out and put back the Lithium battery on the board itslelf. Nothing happens.
So does anyone have any idea what this could be? MY PC has been working fine up until now and it was the Crash mid-Flash Bios update that seems to have caused the problem but theres no way of getting to the main bootup/Bios screen at all.
Did my mobo just die or does anyone know anyother way of restoring it other than replacing the whole board. All i can think of as an alternative is that my CPU (X2 AM2 6000+ 3.0ghz) fried itself somehow or coincidently just died at the same time as the crash.
Any ideas let me know cheers.