[flashrom] Aspire One
david.hendricks at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 21:13:42 CEST 2016
On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 10:49 PM, <scrooyahoo at riseup.net> wrote:
> In the Laptop table the Aspire one is listed as BAD
> But as there are so many different aspire one models i wonder if ALL Aspire
> one models are BAD
> In my case i have the ZG5 model also known as AOA110 (512MB) and AOA150
> These models have Winbond W25x80 EEPROMS (these are listed as supported, all
> I wonder what's the safest way to try?
The flash chip shouldn't be a problem, it's the embedded controller
(EC) that can cause problems. If the EC uses the same ROM as the BIOS
and accesses it during a firmware update, the update will likely fail
and your machine may be bricked.
> Also the link regarding the Aspire One in the Laptop table points to the
> coreboot mailing list, but in the entire post there is NO mention of the
> aspire one.
> Eventually i could de-solder the chip and try to flash it in an external
> I have 3 of these Acers that could use a fresh BIOS. (hopefully the latest
> one allows to boot from SD)
> Most Aspire One netbooks have BIOS issues and having a tool that doesn't
> require Microsoft would be very welcome.
> In software there is a mention of SST2400 and there is no mention of
> Winbond, but on the mainboard there is a Winbond 25x80 chip.
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