[ale] Hard Coded

Alex Carver agcarver+ale at acarver.net
Thu Nov 5 18:23:01 EST 2015

Vinyl is bad, it can develop charge just from motion (triboelectric
charging).  Latex is a little better, it has a very high but finite
resistance which will bleed charge.

Wear a wrist strap if you have one or keep in contact with the chassis
and move slowly when wearing the gloves (don't twiddle fingers, rub
hands together, etc.)

On 2015-11-05 15:14, Jim Kinney wrote:
> Ouch.
> Ok. If you another, same bios system:
> Pull the bad bios, put a pull string of dental floss to not interfere with
> connections and boot from the good bios. Boot to flasher. Pull the good
> bios while the system is running but idle, and plugin the bad one and
> flash. Good idea to wear vinyl or latex gloves in the insertion to limit
> conducting material. The bios is not being used but does have power.
> On Nov 5, 2015 2:58 PM, "LnxGnome" <lnxgnome at hopnet.net> wrote:
>> Yup, already tried that.
>> On 11/5/15 9:40 AM, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> Supermicro has a technique to recover from a bad flash. Their bios' have a
>> backup built in. Get the correct bios from their site and dig through the
>> docs. Its near the end of the instructions on flashing the bios.
>> On Nov 5, 2015 6:10 AM, "LnxGnome" <lnxgnome at hopnet.net> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>>   Does anyone local to Atlanta have a BIOS programmer I could make use
>>> of?  I had an update not work, and the MB won't POST.
>>>   The BIOS Chip is in a ZIF socket and has eight 'legs' (four per side).
>>> It's for a Super Micro X8DTE MB.  SM lists the part as a TTL-0775L-32Mb.
>>> Lost in the bit bucket,
>>> --LnxGnome
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