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If you're hot-swapping your BIOS chips (i.e., removing the chip while your computer is running, then inserting another one) you'll usually need some tools.
If you're hot-swapping your BIOS chips (i.e., removing the chip while your computer is running, then inserting another one) you'll usually need some tools.


There are different tools for DIP and PLCC chips. Both types cost roughly 5-10 Euros.
There are different tools for DIP and PLCC chips (see photos). You can find them in most electronics stores, usually. Both types cost roughly 5-10 Euros.


[[Image:Plcc tool.jpg|thumb|PLCC BIOS removal tool.]]
Another very nifty idea is to [http://www.linuxbios.org/pipermail/linuxbios/2007-April/019809.html clip off the needle point of normal office push pins], and then attaching them to (PLCC) ROM chips with super glue. That makes it pretty easy to insert and remove them without extra tools.
[[Image:Dip tool.jpg|thumb|DIP BIOS removal tool.]]
 
<gallery>
Image:Plcc tool.jpg|PLCC BIOS removal tool.
Image:Dip tool.jpg|DIP BIOS removal tool.
Image:Pushpin roms 1.jpg|Push pins with cut off needles, attached to ROM chips with super glue.
Image:Pushpin roms 2.jpg|More push pins on ROM chips.
</gallery>


==== POST card ====
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