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wanchu83
10-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Hi, I am new here, but I am desperate need of help.
I have G74sx-bbk7. I bought from a friend.
Here is what i did

1. I changed primary hard drive to SSD(samsung) and did clean install and worked fine.
2. I installed driver and the asus update program ask if i want to update to BIOS202.
3. I said install and it installed fine, It said it will turn of computer, wait till all the leds are off and turn back on and it should be good to go.
4. I turned it on, and all I see is the Capital letter indicator, numberic indicator leds are on and the DVD rom is spinning for little bit, fans are on, but no BIOS Post screen.
It just stops there. I can't even get into bios to fix setting.

Did this happened to anyone else? Is there no fix for this? (I can't RMA since I opened the back and swaped hhd to ssd) Is there good ASUS specialist shop in Southern California like los angeles and orange county? I tried to take the battery out, power cord out for 3 hours and it didn't do anything.

Please help~

JRd1st
10-01-2011, 04:02 PM
Swwapping out drives doesn't mean you can't RMA. I'm almost positive that's allowed. That's why Asus made it so easy on the G74.

I think you're going to have to RMA, but wait until a few more forum users give their opinions.

And next time you do a BIOS update, use the Easy Flash utility built into the BIOS and put the BIOS file on a FAT formatted USB flash drive.

dstrakele
10-01-2011, 04:08 PM
I'm sorry to hear of your failed BIOS update issue. I suspect your system may now require service from ASUS to function. Please see this thread:
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?2619-Bios-213-killed-by-G73JH&highlight=bios+brick

I think it is inexcusable if ASUS Live Update suggested the BIOS update (is that really the case? or were you using the WinFlash utility?) and performed it on NTFS.

JRd1st
10-01-2011, 05:08 PM
I think it is inexcusable if ASUS Live Update suggested the BIOS update (is that really the case? or were you using the WinFlash utility?) and performed it on NTFS.

Do you ever get the feeling that Asus is TOTALLY out of touch with the real world?

grungeboy2
10-01-2011, 05:35 PM
sorry about your luck dude. sounds like you bricked it.

send it in, they'll fix you up.

dstrakele
10-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Do you ever get the feeling that Asus is TOTALLY out of touch with the real world?

So far, ASUS Live Update has not offered a BIOS update on my system, so the jury's still out in my case. Still, it would be useful if there was a prominent Sticky on the possible dangers of flashing your BIOS as well as a READMEFIRST or something in the update process to help new users avoid bricking issues. I suspect most new users believe a BIOS flash is just like any other update. It sure would save a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth...

grungeboy2
10-01-2011, 05:50 PM
pretty sure there is.

JRd1st
10-01-2011, 05:56 PM
So far, ASUS Live Update has not offered a BIOS update on my system, so the jury's still out in my case. Still, it would be useful if there was a prominent Sticky on the possible dangers of flashing your BIOS as well as a READMEFIRST or something in the update process to help new users avoid bricking issues. I suspect most new users believe a BIOS flash is just like any other update. It sure would save a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth...

I believe ASUS Update does download bios updates but it doesn't install them.

People don't usually look at stickies and they certainly won't see them if they don't come here before they have a problem. lol Since BIOS updates come in a .zip file instructions and warnings should be included in a .txt titled "**Read Me BEFORE You Turn Your Notebook Into A BRICK**.txt". That may get their attention.

wanchu83
10-02-2011, 03:42 PM
I just found out there is a round battery on motherboard. Did anyone try to take our the battery and put back in to maybe reset the Bios? Would this work? or not?
Anyone have done it on G73,G74 or desktop??
Thank you in advance.

JRd1st
10-02-2011, 04:02 PM
That would reset the settings but I've never heard of that fixing a bad flash. Anyway, I believe you have to tear down the whole notebook to get to that battery and you don't want to void your warranty.

A bad flash is covered under the warranty from what I hear, so your best bet is to set up an RMA with ASUS or see if BB will exchange it.

Chastity@ASUS
10-02-2011, 05:49 PM
Best Buy's geek Squad should take it in for RMA service.