Clevo Bios older models (released in/after 2012)

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  1. oliacym

    oliacym Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ooh these two might be contenders - one marked blue and one marked gold:

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    The blue chip is marked as PCT25VF016B, and the gold one is PCT25VF032B. According to Google these are serial flash devices. Could these be the ones I'm looking for?
     
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    yeah that looks like it. You can get the programmer, it's compatible.

    I don't know which is which tho, but I assume one is the BIOS chip the other the EC.
     
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    Programmer ordered! Be here in a week or so. I guess when it comes to determining which is which, if Google fails, I could theoretically just try both one after the other? Would that do any harm if I got them the wrong way round?

    EDIT: The plot thickens. According to the manual, the 16-bit chip is ME, which I THINK is to do with the Intel Management Engine. I will leave that one well alone. In which case I guess EC and BIOS are both on the 32-bit chip, the manual has that marked as BIOS/EC ROM. So I guess I'll just be flashing both to that chip.
     
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    As far as I know the EC and BIOS have 2 seperate chips, whtever the case.

    When you got the programmer I'll tell you how to align it and use it. Once you read the chip you can save it and then see what the chips actually are. If I remember correcly the EC has some ridicolous amount of legs etc.
     
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    Alrighty, I'll shout again when it gets here. Listen, thanks a million for this. I hate using this crappy backup laptop!! :)
     
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    See the ITE chip? That's the EC chip.

    If that thing is messed up, it won't be fun :'D
     
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    Ahhh so THAT'S the EC chip. Thought it looked important. :) Will not rush ahead...
     
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    I don't even know why I thought the EC chip could be an 8pin chip to begin with. Not to long ago I even researched a bit about it and knew it, goes to show that if you don't work with this multiple times you forget things. And it makes you feel stupid for forgetting :'D
     
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    Okay. The kit has arrived...! What happens next? :D
     
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    Private message :)
     
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