[flashrom] Marvell 9120 SATA Controller/Macronix MX25L4005 EEPROM on ASUS P7p55D-E LX
Richard R. Blum
rrblum at gmail.com
Thu May 24 22:02:47 CEST 2012
Dear Flashrom Support:
I recently bricked the Marvell 9120 SATA Controller on an ASUS P7P55D-E LX mainboard. I
have read that I may be able to recover this controller by flashing the external Macronix
MX25L4005 EEPROM on which the Marvell 9120 firmware is stored using flashrom.
When I ran flashrom on the ASUS P7P55D-E LX mainboard, flashrom returned the warnings
associated with laptops, so I didn't run flashrom further. It appears that flashrom fully supports
the Macronix MX25L4005 EEPROM and I have a copy of an image of the original firmware. Also,
it is my understanding that the ASUS P7P55D-E LX southbridge is an Intel ICH10R.
Is it possible to flash the Macronix MX25L4005 EEPROM without removing the chip? If so,
please provide recommendations and instructions. If not, I read about a flashrom user who
flashed a Macronix MX25L4005 to restore a laptop using a buspirate and disconnecting the VCC
Thanks for your help.
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