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  1. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Yes I new that yours had none but we have had other members that wanted to edit or update the bios only to find out they were trying to get into there locked bios which is against the forum rules.
     
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    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your reply,could I not flash it with a copy of a different CF-30 bios ?
    Thanks Nick
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "and therein lies the rub ..."
    (apropos to the great bard)

    when the custom bios features are selected by the company/entity requesting/purchasing the units , several "hard selected" choices can be permanently "burned into" the bios chip ...
    in this case , it would be the ability to enable/disable the wireless function(s) .
    the only fix for this is to swap out the custom bios chip with a "wide open" or (more or less) stock bios chip .

    there are cases of a password being set in the bios and this will lock out access to certain areas/functions/features ...
    this is found extensively on units that that were *conscripted* for military duty .
     
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    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would a EEprom flash bios programmer work ?
     
  5. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    You could probably use a EEprom programmer.
    I know when Panasonic does custom BIOS's they lock them out from being reflashed with standard BIOS's.
    Do you need to remove the chip to use a programmer?
    Unlocked CF 30's can be had for cheap in the US. Is it worth the trouble?
    Buy a heavily damaged CF30 with a standard BIOS and try swapping the BIOS chips.
     
  6. Nick424

    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    You don't need to take the chip out take a look at this item on eBay UK. 171381826934
     
  7. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I think you are mistaken. I think the chip does need to be removed. That is what those slots are for. To insert the legs of the chip into
     
  8. Nick424

    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Your right,what I should be looking for then is an In-circuit programmer
     
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    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Found this one looks good Ebay uk item number 161727812514 which chip is it ?
     
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    Nick424 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Are they two separate chips?
     
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