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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:02 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:32 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:37 pm 
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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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http://www.pppr.sk/rainbow/uniflash.txt

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http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage ... ufhome.htm

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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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I'm much too young for hot flashes. :roll:

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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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Those are not hot flashes, those are power surges! 8)

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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......
Doc :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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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......
Doc :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Thanks Doc. I am working up my nerve to try it.

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