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by joegib
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: UNIFLASH
Replies: 2
Views: 3546

UNIFLASH

Liggy/Herrie over on the CDfreaks site have developed a new tool for flashing firmware to NEC and compatible DVD drives. Unfortunately, they've named the tool "UNIFLASH". The announcement is here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=105676&page=1&pp=25 I've posted a message in that thread poin...
by joegib
Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: flash failure + boot block error: need a flashing device!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6019

There's a DIL32 --> PLCC32 PCB fret here: http:/ / se-ed. net / mpu51/eprom/pdf/LCC32-2.zip I had to make an adapter when I had a bad flash on a PLCC32 BIOS motherboard and only had DIL32 boards to hotflash with. The PCB fret linked above is a little large so you can use a stack of DIL32 sockets to ...
by joegib
Sun Aug 04, 2002 4:30 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: dip to plcc adapter pinouts
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

There is a schematic for a DIL32 —> PLCC32 adapter here:

http://se-ed.net/mpu51/eprom/eprom.html#SCHPCB

The PCB is fairly big so you need to raise it to avoid obstructions like capacitors, ISA/PCI slots etc. I used a stack of DIL32 sockets.
by joegib
Mon Jun 03, 2002 9:35 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Help: trying to update AST Ascentia 910n laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 4997

An MS-DOS window under WinME is fine for this purpose. (1) Under Windows, create a folder in the root (top) directory of your "C:" drive. Call it, say, "Update". Copy all the decompressed files to this folder. (2) Open an "MS-DOS" window. This will probably show a prompt something like: "C:\blah\bla...
by joegib
Thu May 30, 2002 10:09 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Help: trying to update AST Ascentia 910n laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 4997

All you did when you double-clicked on the download file is unpack the files needed to create the boot disk. Now: (1) Open a command prompt window (still under Windows -- in XP it is under Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt). (2) Navigate using the command prompt to the folder containing the unpack...
by joegib
Mon May 20, 2002 9:06 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Bios flash with Win XP
Replies: 11
Views: 6482

I was surprised by Rainbow's suggestion that the WinME version of IO.SYS contained a copy of HIMEM.SYS. This was because I had a WinME Startup Disk to hand and this contains HIMEM.SYS as a separate file -- I still don't understand why that should be. Anyway, I found an MS article which confirmed Rai...
by joegib
Sun May 19, 2002 12:09 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Bios flash with Win XP
Replies: 11
Views: 6482

Don't really understand why steved being told to go through the rigmarole of downloading a DOS boot image and then decompressing it to a floppy. Like Great said, generating a perfectly good DOS boot disk in XP is no more trouble than formatting a floppy. The XP boot disk IS a WinME boot disk. Better...
by joegib
Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:48 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Upgrading BIOS Info. Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Just use the latest version but make sure you get the right one -- there are LAN and non-LAN versions. There is a detailed FAQ on flashing this board here:

http://forum.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ul ... 4&t=002019
by joegib
Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:43 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: Failed upgrade, need HOW-TO's
Replies: 4
Views: 3108

8 beeps on an AMI BIOS usually indicates a video problem. Suggest you re-seat your graphics card in case it got knocked while trying to remove the BIOS chip.
by joegib
Sun Mar 24, 2002 11:05 am
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Bios beeping!
Replies: 5
Views: 4224

I've got one of these boards and they are pretty good once set up. But they are very fussy about the memory and PSU used. Suggest you browse the threads here: http://forum.ocworkbench.com/ocwbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=27 -- and here: http://www.amdmb.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?s=f4c4b2980de3dd5f66...