Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BIOS hacking

Previously, I had soldered an soic8 socket onto my motherboard in place of the soic8 surface mount chip so that I could replace the soic8 chip easily. Here's a picture:

BTW, does anyone know where I can buy more of the soic8 sockets pictured above? I was given one by a friend and I don't know where to get them.

I have finally soldered up a more permanent version of my soic8 serial flash programmer. The basic circuit design was by Uwe Hermann. I added a 3M test clip to make it easier to flash my chips. Here's a picture:

Update: The soic socket adapter is located at http://www.dediprog.com/SPI-flash-accessories/SPI-Flash-Socket-8pin. Whoa, that's expensive shipping.

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