First post, by retro games 100
I've got a mobo which won't POST. I was thinking of getting the equipment needed to flash its BIOS. (Of course, it would be useful for other projects, not just for this mobo.) The mobo is an Asus PVI-486SP3 (a 486 mobo), and the BIOS chip has a sticker on it saying "Award". It has 32 legs, 16 on either side. For the equipment needed, I have seen 3 items on ebay:
Item #1 shows a BIOS flashing device. The largest socket seems to have 16 holes on either side: 32 in total.
Item #2 shows a 32 legged chip, with a smaller socket on top.
Item #3 shows some smaller chips.
Is this a completely mad idea, doomed to failure? Or is there about a 1% chance of this project succeeding? 😉