Ok how would one force a BIOS image to poorly flashed chip?
Personal background, kind of unrelated the point will come full circle at the end of my dilemma.
I have owned several Linksys WRT54G’s and have enjoyed various flashing and JTAG related projects with these over the years. I have followed Andrey Mikhalchuk's Blog and successfully created my own versions of his Linksys projects.
The problem… I was given a Dell Mini v10 1010 inspiron laptop. The previous owner performed a bad Flash in Windows. I suspect the bad flash also knocked out the keyboard. When powered up the power LED lights up, the sound of the hard drive is spinning, power goes to the USB ports, the backlit display and video is black… it is essentially bricked.
There are several methods to “un-brick” these things using USB Flash drives, USB Floppy drives and key combinations on startup. Since I believe the keyboard is knocked out I opened it up looking for a serial port. When I think of a brick I think of JTAG and serial…
#1 problem I do not know how to identify the BIOS chip there are several that look identical.
#2 I cannot find specs on the board or even pin outs info to find a serial port.
#3 I do not own a BUSPIRATE; hence I am asking the people experienced flashing EPROM and EEPROMs and never admitting defeat; in hopes someone can shed some light where I can find my board schematics, BIOS chip location, or labled pinouts. I will settle for one of the three and post my results.
The board’s official model number is:
CN-0N402N-12961-977 6355 REV A00
Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Here is an image of what the board looks like this is from a google search http://www.netbook-battery.net/images/2 ... 10x310.jpg
thank you for reading