DIRT 3 for free. Hey, that rhymes!
Intel is taking some of their firmware, and making it a mandatory binary blob. But it’s probably not what you’re fearing.
A DE3815 that won’t boot out of the box isn’t a good thing – but the first step (after checking RAM and whatnot) is a forced BIOS update…
I recently stumbled on a service photo guide on some random Chinese site, and figured I’d mirror it here for those in need. It covers teardown to the RAM, SATA, and mSATA drives. Enjoy.