hardware hacking

How to flash bios chips with Arduino

In this post I will explain how to flash bios chips with an Arduino. We will be using a Arduino Duemilnove (uno, mega or clones do also work) and a ASUS P5B motherboard that no longer boots after a failed bios update. Here is an outline of the steps (some of these steps are not strictly necessary but I figured they might help the uninitiated): Identify board Find documentation for the board Locate and identify bios chip Find documentation for the chip Find pinout and operating voltages (important) Prepare the Arduino and installing flashrom Connecting the Arduino to the chip… Read More »How to flash bios chips with Arduino