laptop BIOS issue

Graeme Thomson graemethomson1980 at
Sat Jun 8 22:33:32 UTC 2019

I think I managed to sort it, after a lot of faffing around.
The chip is SPI flash, so in case it eats itself again, I'll take a backup
of it working and flash it back if needed. I've managed to do stuff with an
old xbox using a raspberry pi so I'll give that a go


On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 10:32 PM Gordonjcp via Scottish <
scottish at> wrote:

> 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.
> --
> Gordonjcp

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