Need advice on "hot flashing"

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Need advice on "hot flashing"

Postby Toby B. » Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:02 pm

I have been told that my hopes in reviving an old board is hot flashing the BIOS. As I have never flashed a BIOS or hot flashed for that matter. I need detailed information on the steps to take..

I have one board (Iwill P54TSW that functions enough to display video card info)

and a second board (Asus SP97-V that is currently in a "comatosed state". According to the manual it is in sleep mode)

Any help would be sreatly appreciated.

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Postby Hardware Junkie » Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:32 pm

First you need a system that is working fine and that supports UniFlash
Take out the bios chip and place it in the slot so its making contact.
Boot the system to a prompt.
Take out the good bios chip
Put the bad one in place (while the system is still on).
And use Uniflash to flash a new bios to the bad chip.
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Postby Toby B. » Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:37 pm

First you need a system that is working fine and that supports UniFlash
How do I detemine the support of Uniflash? and is uniflash a program that can be downloaded?

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Postby Hardware Junkie » Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:45 pm

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Postby evasive » Tue Aug 20, 2002 9:41 pm

Ahem. Rainbow is now developing Uniflash and he has a "slightly newer" revision...

http://www.pppr.sk/rainbow/programs.html#UniFlash

here is his instruction page:

http://www.pppr.sk/rainbow/hardware/hotflash.html
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Postby Tolemac » Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:11 pm

I'm much too young for hot flashes. :roll:
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Postby Toby B. » Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:17 pm

Tolemac wrote:I'm much too young for hot flashes. :roll:
:lol: :lol: Well seems hot flashes (the physical kind) start anywhere from 40 on up {from what I have heard}. Tolmac you've only got a few more years :lol: :lol: even though men dont get hot flashes, they just get mood swings. 8O

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Postby Tolemac » Wed Aug 21, 2002 3:23 pm

Those are not hot flashes, those are power surges! 8)
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Postby Doc Overclock » Thu Aug 22, 2002 12:48 am

I have done this trick succesfully many times it sounds hard core but really is only a little tricky getting the BIOS chip in and out without touching and frying the board.

Head down to your local electronics shop IE RADIO SHACK or somesuch and buy a little tool for removings chips this is a must for safer results.


That little tool can be a serious life saver......
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Postby Toby B. » Thu Aug 22, 2002 12:56 am

Doc Overclock wrote:I have done this trick succesfully many times it sounds hard core but really is only a little tricky getting the BIOS chip in and out without touching and frying the board.

Head down to your local electronics shop IE RADIO SHACK or somesuch and buy a little tool for removings chips this is a must for safer results.


That little tool can be a serious life saver......
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Thanks Doc. I am working up my nerve to try it.

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