It's quite simple. Use deduction.
I had 2 V3,3b,4 whatever it's called pick up a week ago.
Brought it home, flashed the bios chip using the qnx on a hard drive tutorial on the bbs.
All went well except when i had to reboot after the bios flash, the screen wouldn't light up at all, and the hard drive no longer spun. I then gave it another shot on my 2nd v3..io. same exact problem.
now, the steps prior to me booting after the bios flash went fine. there were no indications that errors existed.
I then tried different methods which included taking the chip and battery out and letting it sit. Still no go.
My last resort was to use my V2, and qnxflash the v3..bad bios in there. but before i did that. i did try booting up the V2 with the v3 bios chip. didn't work. same problem. blank screen. after flashing my bios chips, everything was fine and dandy.
could it have been the original bios flash went bad? more likely so. could it have been because of the image or what i did? no. it's too much of a coincidence of everythign going fine up to the bios reboot as well as happening on two io. I followed the famous bios flash bbs tutorial that everyone had.
So a conclusion was that the latest iopener made the bios flash a no go.
u got to flash the bios in another machine.
Like i said, it was never a contact issue for me. I simply stated in the previous post that the only part of it as a contact issue was that the bios had to be in the socket.. like no kidding.
always availabe in the iopener irc