laptop BIOS issue

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at
Sat Jun 8 21:32:19 UTC 2019

On Sat, Jun 08, 2019 at 06:27:16PM +0100, Graeme Thomson via Scottish wrote:
> hey folks
> do any of you have the ability to reprogram an SOIC8 bios chip?  I've got a
> laptop that has essentially eaten itself and won't boot from anything other
> than the network. I'm hoping completely reprogramming the chip will resolve
> it, as the alternative suggested by the manufacturer is to purchase a whole
> new mainboard at several hundred quid.

What's the actual chip?  If it's just SPI flash you can probably use
something like an Arduino programmer to flash it.


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