Yep, that's a standard PLCC in a socket. Just as a quick tip, they are often quite tight. I like to extract and replace 4-5 times with power off on a new board just to 'break it in' so things go easy when hot swapping later.
One further caution, in spite of being keyed, it is fairly easy to insert the chip backwards. Be sure to check it visually. If the chip heats up (it will if backwards), pull power quickly.
On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Nathanael Noblet wrote:
On Thursday, November 28, 2002, at 05:59 PM, steven james wrote:
If the flash is in a socket, no problem. Believe it or not, the PLCC flash chips can be hot swapped (power ON). So, the best approach is to use a spare chip for LinuxBIOS, and keep the original as a rescue chip.
Well I'd like to know if this is a socket. It doesn't seem like it to me... but I imagine with the right tool I would be removable. I have taken a picture with a web camera. It is a bad picture but I think it is clear enough that someone familiar with BIOS's would recognize it. So if you would be so kind as to check that would be great. the address is http://www.gnat.ca/photos/SBC.jpg . Let me know if it looks like a removable and I'll start getting the code up and ready to try. Just as a little description, the square piece in the middle is the AWARD PNP chip and directly below it is the DiscOnChip 2000.