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Bus Pirate and FlashRom saved my mainboard

Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 in binmode, Bus Pirate, utilities by Ian

MrHijet writes with a followup to our previous post, The Bus Pirate and Flashrom saved my mainboard:

I already wrote something about the rescue of my computer in my blog, however it was written in german.

I flashed my brand new core i7 mainboard as my processor wasn’t recognized correctly. After that, the mainboard was completely broken. However I connected the Bus Pirate to the mainboard and used a second pc to reflash the BIOS using flashrom. The first flash was running for 8 hours! But I reported all issues at the flashrom mailinglist and the guys helped to speed up flashrom with Bus Pirate so many times that it works much better now. I was so happy to have my mainboard running fine again, I bought a second Bus Pirate and send it as a gift to the main Bus Pirate implementation guys: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger ;-)

Thanks to all who made this possible.

You can get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors Adafruit and Open Source Control Systems.

Via the contact form.

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  1. chris says:

    the link above is broken.

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