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New BIOS chip

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by saltydogs, Mar 26, 2006.

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  1. saltydogs

    saltydogs Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2004
    I ordered a new BIOS chip to replace what I think is a corrupt one. When the new chip and new battery arrives, do I simply pop them into place and boot? I have been researching my BIOS chip problem on your forum and after an unsuccessful flash, I ordered a new chip.
    I haven't been able to find the procedure for installing a new chip. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  2. acameron


    Dec 20, 2004
    Well I have never attempted changing a bios chip but here is a site I found when I googled "replace bios chip"


    EDIT: here is another site http://www.badflash.com/findbios.htm

    looks like you need to research how your chip is set up, and if it were me I would look into getting the proper tools for the kind of setup you have. (a couple are listed on that site). There may even be a guide for doing it with your specific brand of MB / BIOs chip.

    List your system specs as there are probably more than a few people here that have done this in the past that would be willing to help you out.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Radio Shack has the J-Lead package removal tool, which is how most new BIOS chips are socketed.
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