Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    15
    Posts
    48

    Important/Interesting Debug code 00 could mean faulty BIOS chip!

    Dear friends,

    I do not usually post here, but I though I should now, because my team and I discovered something interesting. We are motherboard refurbishers and went through some Maximus VI Hero boards recently. One of them had the dreaded 00 q-code issue. No matter what we tried, nothing would fix it. Until we tried another BIOS chip from another board of the same model. Problem gone. If you have the same issue, please feel free to message me and we can send you a BIOS chip preprogrammed with the latest BIOS of your motherboard. It is worth a try.

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array R5Eandme PC Specs
    R5Eandme PC Specs
    MotherboardRampage V Extreme/U3.1
    Processori7-5930K
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK64GX4M8A2400C14
    Graphics Card #1MSI Geforce GTX 980Ti
    Sound CardAsus Essence STX II
    MonitorAcer B286HK 4K UHD
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 1TB NVMe
    Storage #2Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15S
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932
    Power SupplyThermaltake TPG-1200M-F 1200W
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Brown
    Mouse Asus Sica
    Mouse Pad "And God said ... <Maxwell's equations> ... and there was light."
    OS Win 10 x64 Pro
    Accessory #1 Asus USB 3.1 A, StarTech USB 3.1 C PCIe adapters
    Accessory #2 Syba 1394A/B Firewire PCIe adapter PEX30009
    Accessory #3 Asus OC Panel I
    R5Eandme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Reputation
    58
    Posts
    263

    Q-code 00 due to corrupt BIOS chip seems to be a common problem

    Hello,

    Nice of you to post your kind offer to help others with bad BIOS chips. I had a corrupt BIOS chip with Q-code 00 causing an endless boot-shutdown loop. Seems many others have had similar experiences. In my case it was the use of the COPY BIOSx to BIOSy utility that toasted the chip, but I think there may be other causes too. It should not happen as easily as it does. You can get replacement chips flashed with latest BIOS from www.bios-chip24.com, and they also sell blank replacement chips that can be programmed with an inexpensive EEPROM programmer if you use the device to read a BIOS chip memory image from a known good chip, then write it to the replacement chip. Easy to do with a dual bios chip motherboard. I have saved the BIOS bin file and can flash replacement chips as needed. Good luck!

    Others have posted great information here:

    BIOS 1 - BOOT LOOP WITH Q-CODE -00
    UEFI BIOS Chip Recovery/Reprogram Guide
    QUESTION REGARDING BIOS FLASH
    and others.
    Last edited by R5Eandme; 09-28-2017 at 03:14 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •