[flashrom] Aspire One

David Hendricks 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:
> Hi,
> 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
> (1GB)
> These models have Winbond W25x80 EEPROMS (these are listed as supported, all
> OK
> 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
> programmer.
> 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.
> Best,
> Wilfried
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