[SOLVED] Aorus Z390i Q Flash Plus possible?

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Hello,
yesterday I messed up my BIOS. I enabled secure boot and restarted my computer. The result was a blank screen. I tried everything I found online:
1.) removing GPU
2.) clearing CMOS by shorting the 2 pins
3.) removing the small battery for 10 minutes
4.) using the HDMI on the motherboard
5.) disconnect CPU and connect again
6.) replugging everything and plugging it back in again
7.) every combination of the above

no success...

Now I read about the ability to flash the BIOS chip with a USB drive. So I found the manual for my motherboard here:
https://download.gigabyte.com/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_z390-i-aorus-pro-wifi_v3_e.pdf?v=6607af19a8a9d88e9bb0c8e6575035ce

and the part about q flash plus here:
https://download.gigabyte.com/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_z390-features.pdf?v=a884a1ff0d38f1cc3ae0ef60551ce2eb

I'm in doubt though, because I don't have a white USB port on my motherboard. Does my motherboard have the Q-Flash Plus feature?

Any help is appreciated, because at the moment I feel like the only option left is to buy a new motherboard :(
 
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Colif

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black screen after turning on Secure boot on Gigabyte boards is so common I made a thread about it. Shame people only find out about it when its too late.
Gigabyte used to have Dual bios, meaning you could flash it at start and maybe recover. But they took that off before they replaced it with Q Flash +.
I don't know which Gigabyte Z390 got that feature. According to this, its none - https://www.build-gaming-computers.com/motherboards-with-bios-flashback.html
looking at Aorus Z390 Pro WIFI I don't see it mentioned in manual, no white USB slot.

You could ask on https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php - they might have an idea.
 

Colif

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Colif

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black screen after turning on Secure boot on Gigabyte boards is so common I made a thread about it. Shame people only find out about it when its too late.
Gigabyte used to have Dual bios, meaning you could flash it at start and maybe recover. But they took that off before they replaced it with Q Flash +.
I don't know which Gigabyte Z390 got that feature. According to this, its none - https://www.build-gaming-computers.com/motherboards-with-bios-flashback.html
looking at Aorus Z390 Pro WIFI I don't see it mentioned in manual, no white USB slot.

You could ask on https://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php - they might have an idea.
 

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