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MSI Z170A PC Mate Motherboard

D3m0n

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#41
Ok seems we are running out of options now , seems best option would be to contact embeddedcomputers as Pantheon mentioned to get an exchange on your fcusb
 

D3m0n

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#44
The chip is getting identified correctly, but there is not enough power to do the actual programming of it.
 
#45
So I got the PCB 2.2 back and tried with latest build 515 and still getting the same issues
Code:
Opened file for writing: E7971IMS.AF0, (size: 16,777,216 bytes)
Target Flash address: 0x00000000, bytes to write: 16,777,216 bytes
Address 0x760: wrote 0xFF and read 0x0 (54778 mismatches)
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error reading data from USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error reading data from USB port
 

D3m0n

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#46
Do you have the latest driver installed and are you using a native USB port on the PC you are using (not a hub) ?
 
#47
So I got the PCB 2.2 back and tried with latest build 515 and still getting the same issues
Code:
Opened file for writing: E7971IMS.AF0, (size: 16,777,216 bytes)
Target Flash address: 0x00000000, bytes to write: 16,777,216 bytes
Address 0x760: wrote 0xFF and read 0x0 (54778 mismatches)
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error reading data from USB port
SPI: Error writing data to USB port
SPI: Error reading data from USB port
Bios from MSI support website is not an SPI flash image, it's and AMI Aptio flash image, you can't flash it directly using SPI programmer, you need to convert it to SPI flash image (with .rom or .bin extension) first using UEFITool or Intel Flash Image Tool.
The easiest way is using UEFITool and you can get the latest version here:
https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool/releases
The convert process will be like this:
1. Open UEFITool
2. Drag and drop your original MSI bios (with .A** extension) to its window
3. Right click on "Intel Image", select "Extract as is" and save your new bios (with .rom or .bin extension) which can be flashed with SPI programmer.

Good luck.
 
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