[LinuxBIOS] SPI flash-chips

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Mon Mar 12 16:53:43 CET 2007

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 04:50:18PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 12.03.2007 16:29, Ward Vandewege wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 11:22:12PM +0800, Anton wrote:
> >> What are the means for recovering from faulty writes into SPI
> >> flash-chip? Chip is not socketed ;) Moreover, it is soldered.
> > 
> > De-solder the chip, and put a socket on it. Richard Smith helped me out with
> > that, we now have one m57sli-s4 board with a socket instead of the
> > soldered-on chip. Requires quite a bit of skill and some good equipment
> > though (heat-pencil or heat-gun and a good soldering iron).
> Anton wrote about SPI (SOIC) flash, not LPC/FWH (PLCC32) flash. Are
> there really matching sockets out there?

Yeah, sorry, my bad :( I was referring to LPC (PLCC32). I don't know anything
about SPI.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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