[coreboot] Hardware damaged?

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed May 5 16:22:32 CEST 2010

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 1:02 AM, mark <mark at tvk.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
>> Is there any output on the serial console with Coreboot?  There should
>> have been a lot of it the first time when you got to VGA init.
> The problem is, not even the monitor turns on, which indicates that there is
> no VGA init or VGA signal, using both chips.
That's not surprising.  VGA init is pretty late in the process.

> I'll check with a multimeter if there is any current on the pins.
>> has a pin of the socket or the flash been bent?
> some pins of the original chip have been slightly bent, but I fixed them with a
> pliers before inserting. Unfortunately my plcc32 extractor is too big for that
> board, so the first time I used a screwdriver to extract the chip and after
> that I used some filament underneath the chip to plug it out.

I like the pushpin method.  Cheap, easy, reversible.



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