[LinuxBIOS] SPI flash-chips [Re: state of Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4]

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Mon Mar 12 16:29:07 CET 2007

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 11:22:12PM +0800, Anton wrote:
> > According to this picture, some of the boards obviously have a bios
> > socket. How can we find out where to get those instead of the
> > soldered-only boards?
> > http://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/am2/gigabyte-ga-m57sli-s4/plyta-gora.jpg
> What are the means for recovering from faulty writes into SPI
> flash-chip? Chip is not socketed ;) Moreover, it is soldered.

De-solder the chip, and put a socket on it. Richard Smith helped me out with
that, we now have one m57sli-s4 board with a socket instead of the
soldered-on chip. Requires quite a bit of skill and some good equipment
though (heat-pencil or heat-gun and a good soldering iron).


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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