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OptimusPrimeX
Posted: July 01, 2011 09:53 pm
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Hello all biggrin.gif New here. Glad i found this forum.

If this should be moved to another part of the forum, lemme know. Wasn't exactly sure where to post this

I need some help on a small project / experiment
Any help is much appreciated.


I have a very small 8-pin SPI Flash EEPROM in which the BIOS needs to be re-applied to the chip. The Chip is from an NVIDIA graphics card and holds the BIOS. (eeprom is incapable of being flashed any longer through DOS software)

My question is, would something like the below programmer work and what adapter would i need to insert the chip ( it comes with some but this chip seems too small)
The compatibility list shows the SST25vF010A Chip that i'm trying to Flash. I'll be removing the chip but i want to make sure the adapter (if any) doesn't cost 10x as much as the Programmer. I thought this programmer would be a good start.

Would this 8-pin just be considered specifically an SPI chip ?


----Programmer: EZP2010 24/25/93

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

----Chip: SST 25VF010A-33-4C-SAE

http://html.alldatasheet.com/html-pdf/1706...-33-4C-SAE.html


Thanks for the help.

I'm new to these parts of electronics but i'm starting and willing to learn allot more than whatever i know biggrin.gif:D

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Posted: July 02, 2011 09:45 am
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Looks like it would do the trick. There are a number of solder-on adapters included. A ' real' socket would obviously be better (and more expensive wink.gif) but for a one off this should be fine.

If you chicken out: I routinely restore bricked vid cards, fir a price, though wink.gif
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Posted: July 02, 2011 10:45 pm
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thumbsup.gif Awesome, thanks for the help !

I figured this would be a good place to start, allot of other things i've seen " all in ones " can get quite pricey.

Is There a socket adapter for this application and do you know what it would be called ?
I'm good at researching but the proper names for half of these pieces isn't always easy to find.( as a novice at least )

I've seen adapters that look like they can plug into the programmer i listed.

They sort of look like a very small cage or chest with a flip top where the small 8-pin can drop into. Does that sound about right ? I don't know if it would just drop into the programmer or would need another adapter in between both to make it compatible.

If there is an adapter i would much rather get that soon after. It's certainly easier to drop a chip in instead of soldering it on every time ! biggrin.gif

i'm pretty excited to try this out, i'm not gonna lie haha'

And i'll definitely keep in mind that you repair cards if it comes to that happy.gif

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Posted: July 05, 2011 08:09 am
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sweet biggrin.gif

that is exactly the type i had seen, this will do the trick !!! Thanks for taking the time to post that link. This is going to help me allot !

Maybe i'll do a little write-up at some point for people interested.
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