[LinuxBIOS] GA-M57SLI-S4 dual bios pins was Re: New with a GA-M57SLI-S4

Beth beth.null at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 14:37:45 CEST 2007

Well, I search a bit where the #init comes with no luck, it seems to
get down into the deep blue sea :), it seems to come from inner layers
of the board. I would like to be on a mistake but ...

Another option, cut the pin, uffff, but with which tool?, and worst,
cut without broking any of the halves of the pin.

Time to lunch, :) I am going to start cutting the bread first, later
we will see, bye.

On 4/12/07, Beth <beth.null at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all again (hi ST, yes I am Jose, Beth is a long story :D, some day ...).
> Well one week of holidays, half other with a lot of work and some days
> without batteries on the multimeter ..., I am back.
> Well I am a bit "disconnected", but, ST are you still interested on
> that I check the pins of the second socket?.
> What about your discoveries about the #init pin?
> And talking about the #init, guys, have you seen the mail from Luis Correia??:
> >after some time being absent from here while attending o some other
> >pressing issues, i'm back to LinuxBIOS :)
> >My NOVA-4899R needs a proper bios and I'm confident that this time it
> >would get better.
> >But as always, problem is swapping the BIOS with enough confidence.
> >After ruining onf my my precious BIOS chips, I decided on a radical
> >approach.
> >Here is the photo (sorry for the hosting), and the explanation follows:
> >http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7942/detail01hd8.jpg
> >This is composed of a BIOS with a PLCC socket soldered on top (all
> >pins except #CE)
> >Then, the #CE signal is intercepted and routed to a switch, which in
> >turn selects the upper or lower chip.
> >After the first boot and using uniflash as a detecting software for
> >the parts, only one of the chips was correctly identified. Then it
> >struct me that while one chip was connected to the controller, the
> >other had the pin 'free floating'. This was solved by pulling the two
> >#CE pins from the flash devices to +5V.
> >This is a very dumb rig, but hey, it works.
> >I haven't flashed any on the chips yet, but now uniflash does detect
> >them correctly.
> >I'll be offline until the 20th but after that i'll try to post more
> >detailed pictures of it, along with a proper schematics.
> >Thanks for listeing to all this crap :)
> >Luis Correia
> It's like my friend's idea but correctly done (I didn't realized that
> leaving vcc out will leave the pins "floating"). It seems to work, we
> don't have #ce pin, but will work on the same way our #init pin.
> Yesterday I received the new bios chip and a plcc socket so I will try
> it, first if you give me the ok (jejeje), I must find from where the
> #pin comes, cut and insert the switch to the chips ...
> Another thing, ST, I bought the chip, an extraction tool and a socket
> from http://bios-repair.co.uk/ , I had a very fluid communication and
> no problems at all with Paul.
> And, nothing more, see you. Regards.

José Antonio Robles

beth.null at gmail.com

661 960 119

Sometimes something happens ...

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