[Nottingham] HELP! BIOS chip programmer

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 13:40:51 GMT 2007

On 2/27/07, Cam <camilo at mesias.co.uk> wrote:
> Martin
> > Anyone able to easily reflash a BIOS flash chip?
> >
> > I've got one scrambled BIOS and an identical motherboard with a good
> > BIOS version in there. Anyone with the programmer to copy the good
> > version across?
> I've heard that it might be possible to remove the working chip from a
> running board, insert the blank one, then program it. A 'hot swap'
> technique. I've no idea if it works in real life though. It might be
> worth investing in a ZIF socket if you plan to try it.

It does work. You just need to get through the standard bios checks,
then boot the flash disk. Before flashing swap the chips over and
flash the bad chip. I've done it once, and it did work. But you need
to have identical chips.


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