Asus Laptop saved with the Bus Pirate and flashrom

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in Bus Pirate by DP


Ph1ph1l0u  successfully recovered his Asus Laptop using the Bus Pirate and flashrom:

You have no idea how I’m happy too ;-)

yes biosflasher, it’s a very GREAT soft, very usefull and very efficient ^^, and also for Bus Pirate: a cheap device, but how is usefull and efficient, a real GREAT device.

Thanks a lot all of you who create and develop these tools… I won’t have enough words to say: THANKS!!!

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6 Responses to “Asus Laptop saved with the Bus Pirate and flashrom”

  1. Kirils says:

    what is the blue device that was used to attach to the chip? where can I buy similar ones?

    • Cucaracha says:

      That’s a SOIC clip, probably from Pomona or 3M. You can get cheap chinese clones from ebay, for example, or if you prefer the real ones, get them from your prefered electronics distributor.

  2. kevin says:

    My mother in law said she had a few of those clips and a small bag of ttl chips that she wanted to give me. I imagine it would be hard to clip on to the legs of an SOIC chip once it is soldered in.

  3. Ph1ph1L0i says:


    that’s right Cucaracha, a Pomona SOIC-8 pins clip

    I saved 2 Asus laptops with these tools …
    First, a X93Sm (K93Sm), second a R900VM (K95Vm) …

    Now, they work flawlessly …

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