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=== Where can I buy BIOS chips (empty or pre-flashed)? ===
=== Where can I buy BIOS chips (empty or pre-flashed)? ===


When developing or simply trying out coreboot you always need a means to revert to your old BIOS in case something goes wrong. One way to do this is to get an extra BIOS chip (PLCC or DIP) and copy your original BIOS image onto that chip (using [[Flashrom]], for example). If you have a socketed BIOS (not soldered onto the mainboard), you can hot-swap the chips while your computer is running.  
When developing or simply trying out coreboot you always need a means to revert to your old BIOS in case something goes wrong. One way to do this is to get an extra BIOS chip (PLCC32, DIP32, DIP8, or other) and copy your original BIOS image onto that chip (using [[Flashrom]], for example). If you have a socketed BIOS (not soldered onto the mainboard), you can hot-swap the chips while your computer is running.  


You have several options to get spare BIOS chips:
You have several options to get spare BIOS chips:
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*** http://www.endrich.com/de/site.php/47385 (it's unknown whether they ship small quantities)
*** http://www.endrich.com/de/site.php/47385 (it's unknown whether they ship small quantities)
*** http://www.chip-service.de
*** http://www.chip-service.de
*** http://www.cramertronic.de/index.php?cPath=37
*** http://www.bios-express.de
*** http://www.neumueller.com/
** UK:
** UK:
*** http://bios-repair.co.uk/
*** http://bios-repair.co.uk/

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