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Neo Z64W doesn't start anymore (fix: to CLEAR CMOS)

Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Windows 10/8.1' started by NetAndif, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. NetAndif

    NetAndif Member

    My Neo Z64W doesn't work no more. Power supply is working but nothing happens when i press the power button (no blue light).
    This is since i changed the setting in the BIOS -> S5 mode after power fail.
    What could i do now?
  2. NetAndif

    NetAndif Member

    If anyone else tries to enable WakeOnLAN on the Z64 - it seems that the Z64 can't support it.
    So don't change the 'after power fail' setting to S5 as this may be a bug which leads to a dead box.
    I'm going to return my Z64W for replacement.
  3. FKA

    FKA Active Member

    Got the same issue.
    Opened it, unplugged the BIOS battery and put replugged it.
    It went fine again
  4. NetAndif

    NetAndif Member

    Thanks very much!! It' working again :)
  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken Former MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Hello, we are looking into this issue now.

    And, to reset the BIOS, you don't have to open the case and unplug the battery!

    Simply find a pin and punch into the little hole at the back of the case (left),

    there is a clear CMOS button there.
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  6. newbie99

    newbie99 Ex Moderator

    HA, I saw it but didn't thought it will clear the CMOS (I thought it's maybe for the Android version to boot to recovery or something like that) and it fixes also my problem
    THX
  7. FKA

    FKA Active Member

    well, I tried the reset button as a first solution but it didn't work for me. That's why I had to unplug the battery
  8. newbie99

    newbie99 Ex Moderator

    It fixed my problem only temporary... the missing entry is back...
  9. Rivers

    Rivers New Member

    Thanks for the great info. Clearing the BIOS can be done on the NGC- 1 as well.
  10. Elko

    Elko New Member

    Thank you. The reset button worked for me too; but I think you have to unplug the box before pushing down the reset button.
  11. escaflowne

    escaflowne New Member

    Thank you for the suggestion,

    for the correct step, we need unplug the power cable , then push the pin hole button,
    after that plug the power cable and following by pushing the power button, and release the pin hole button after the HDD light start blinking.

    It's similar step within Minix android
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  12. ryane2003

    ryane2003 New Member

    After setting up Windows and restarting my computer will no longer boot. Attempt to start repair by displaying the message 'Preparing Automatic repair" but never starts. I have pressed the "reset" button on the bottom but issue persists. Does anyone know how to get around this or resolve it?
  13. Gone

    Gone New Member

    My Z64 is dead :(
    boots with a blue light and black screen no minix logo,
    will not boot or access the BIOS or change boot order with a wired keyboard,
    have tried the reset button (unplugged push and hold the button for 5 secs, power up and then release the reset button, the blue light does not start flashing, unit reboots)
    Have also tried removing the battery and leaving it overnight
    it shows up on my network by name, but if i try to access it it says no files to detect, I am able to ping it in cmd
    and won't allow me to remotely control it
    or occasionally lets me gain access to shared folders

    on a scale of 1-10 how cattled is it ?