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I got the same problem with my Z77 Extreme 4. "4F" and nothing more. Coolers work, but the screen does not react. Although a few days ago, the computer turned on (after multiple cycles of "F4"). Resetting the BIOS did not help.

Has anyone already solved this problem?

P. S. Here they talked about the restoration of the bios. My UEFI looks workable, but I would like to have a spare move. What is the recovery procedure?
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Hey, I had something very very similar to this problem like 2 weeks ago after I upgraded gpu and monitor - I have the same mobo too. Nothing worked, until a mate of mine suggested restoring the main bios with the backup bios. That seemed to fix it, and have been stable since. I reseated components, cleared cmos etc, but this was the only fix.
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Thanks a lot for your quick answer. I will get back here after I reset CMOS.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xaltar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2016 at 8:19pm
With UEFI based motherboards there are any number of causes for corruption. Windows updates, power outages, changing major hardware on the board like RAM, CPU or GPU. A lot of this never used to happen with the old BIOS setup but, then again the old system was very limited and less intuitive. 

I am not saying that your problem is definitely UEFI related, it is very likely given the symptoms but it could be a different issue entirely. Ruling out UEFI corruption is the simplest first step and most often resolves the issue. 
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It doesn't. I've turned it off and on after reading your post:
It started to display some very quickly changing numbers on the debug leds with black screen (as if PC off), but all fans working. I <think> I managed to catch some of these:
03, 15, 19, 3B, 10
Then it gets stuck on "4F" for a few seconds and it repeats the cycle. I waited about 20 cycles, no success. Then I hit "Reset" and it started displaying some quickly changing numbers on debug leds again, then went to "B2" and it actually turned on and started working again.

So it look like the CMOS battery is just above the Reset and Power buttons on this motherboard? Then it's blocked by my GPU. Is using "Sleep" instead of turning it off a safe way to keep it working until I have time to disassemble my PC and do a proper CMOS reset?

PS. I forgot to mention that in last 1-2 months electricity in my area went down while I was using my PC. May it be the reason for CMOS errors?


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First stop, clear CMOS using this method.

Whenever you are having erratic post issues clearing CMOS by removing the battery is a good go to. Post back if that does not resolve the issue.

Also you only mentioned restarting, does the system shut down and power back on without issue?
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Hello,
I have ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 motherboard. Every time I restart my pc it gets stuck on debug code 4F (which is not listed on ASRock website). The screen is black as if the PC is off, all fans working. Nothing else happens.
When I hit "Reset" button - it gets stuck again, exactly the same situation.

The only way I can get past this is when I hold down "Power" button so the PC turns itself off. Then I hit "Power" button again to turn it on and it starts displaying something on the debug leds (changes quickly), it goes to debug code "4F" for a few seconds and restarts again. It repeats a few times (I feel like it takes longer every time I have to reboot it again) and then it finally starts working. I haven't noticed any other issues except for that.

Could you please tell me what I should do?

Also the temperature on my non overclocked i5-4670k with be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler jumps between 34*C (min) and 48*C(max) when I'm writing this post. This is with only HWMonitor, some background apps and about 10 tabs opened in my browser. Isn't it too high?

I would really appreciate your feedback as right now I have no clue what to do and don't want to end up with my PC completely broken.
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