jmaccI can boot to SATA now. I still can't get into the BIOS though.
jmaccWhen I couldn't boot to SATA yesterday I went out and bought a new battery, so that's brand new now.I've tried booting with no drives and get the flashing cursor in the upper right. Normally it just sits there.If I've just removed and replaced the battery though (or hit the cmos reset button) I've found I can hit F1 or F12 and the following message shows up for about a second then it goes back to the flashing cursor. CMOS checksum errorPress F1 Skip. F12 Enter SetupVersion 2.15.1238. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends. Inc.BIOS Date: 10/09/2014 10>49:19: E977 187Press <DEL> or <F2> to enter setup. This message disappears very quickly. The only reason I know what it is is that I managed to take a picture as I hit F12.I've tried hitting DEL and F2 before hitting F1 or F12 and neither does anything. I've tried hitting them very quickly after hitting F1 or F12 and it seems to have no effect. I get back to the blinking cursor and no key has any further effect that I can see.
jmaccI haven't done 30 seconds; I've done 5 seconds but with power enabled. So just to clarify, 30 seconds with no power and no battery?
jmacc I figured it out!! The problem was I was using a 4K monitor and apparently the BIOS has no idea what to do with that so it just displays a blinking cursor! If I use a 1920x1080 pos monitor the BIOS comes right up. Haha I hate to think how many hours I spent messing with this.