UberGerbil wrote:Cool, somehow badflash.com had slipped under my radar. Good to know.
I don't suppose you know of anywhere to get a bios chip for a linksys wireless router/switch? Got one with exactly the same problem.
random gerbil wrote:I think Asus also has it that you can buy new BIOS chips directly from them for a small price and also i think they allow you to send them the chip and they will reflash it for you for a smaller price. At least i remember seeing that somewhere when i had a flash go bad nearly two years ago.
Also check ebay, might be able to buy a broken board with a good BIOS chip real cheap, cheaper than the chip alone. Thats what i did.
Starfalcon wrote:Sorry to hear that happened to you. So what did happen when you were flashing it?
notfred wrote:If you know anyone who works at a high tech firm, they may have a PROM blower. Just give them the chip and the BIOS on a floppy and they should be able to program it for a beer
I have seen designs on the web for simple PROM blowers driven off the parallel port. The hard part is getting the sockets, nice PROM blowers have funky universal ZIF ones.
Blahpony wrote:I've seen someone hot swap a BIOS chip. It actually worked but was kinda scary to even see it being done. Much safer to do it powered off.
Splinter wrote:I have the same board, I've flashed from windows several times, using the included app.
I havent run into a single problem yet
Starfalcon wrote:I would do so, since it is a known problem.
It sucks that they do not warn their customers that it is a known issue....
Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.
My name is ailon ,and I would be assisting you today.
I'm sorry to hear that , but i cant' give your spare bios chip , sorry for giving any inconvenience . if your bios chip really bad , you could contact your dealer for RMA service or get spare bios from there .
If having any problems, please don't hesitate to let me know. Let's discuss this issue together.
Sorry again and best regards !
LicketySplit wrote:Did you get one with the new bios on it
SuperSpy00bob wrote:I have dealt with asus and their re-flashing service (link).
They (at least at the time) charged $5 (US) for a reflash of the ship (this included return shipping) and $20 for a new chip, flashed. All you do is tell them the revision and the board model. It was fairly prompt (I think 3-4 days) and easy.
The key is to talk to the American asus tech support. No engrish emails, no textbook replies
atryus28 wrote:I didn't have a prom puller so I had to go out and buy one.
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