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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

By Shs_Bulldog ·
I have a ami bios chip that went bad. Is there a place where I can get a new Bios chip?? Thanks

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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

I'm not sure what country you are in. Try and contact Chips and Bits. You most defferently should be able to get a compatible Bios Chip.
If your chip has gone bad from flashing ect, and you can't boot.
Install a chip from another computer. Boot the system to dos. NOW VERY CAREFULLY REMOVE THE CURRENT BIOS CHIP AND INSTALL YOUR FAULTY ONE. Than from your DOS prompt run your flashing program and you will be able to flash your bios with the correct info and you should be back up and running.
THERE IS A RISK THAT YOU WILL CAUSE THE BIOS CHIP TO SHORT.
I have completed this process several times in the past without issue, but do not want to tell you to do something that can cause damage without warning.

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by Shs_Bulldog In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...
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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

by ec364 In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...

I won't venture on that. Bios chips are soldered to the motherboard. So, I don't think you can replace it. Even if you do, you'll invite troubles. Contact the manufacturer of your PC. Chances are you can replace the motherboard for a little bit morethan the price of the bios chip.

Enjoy!

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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

by dmiles In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...

You can get purchase another bios from ami,look up the web site by going to www.windrivers.com and make the bios selection from the left pane,then select manufacturer,which was formerly Phoenix,this site will give you the info to contact ami about replacing your bios which is about $100.00

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by Shs_Bulldog In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...
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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

by dl.goss In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...

another option that you might try is to visit the local guru where you bought the chip and inquire if he/she has an eprom burner and a duplicate chip. if this is the case you can ask them to copy the eprom from and identical chip onto yours after completely erasing the faulty one. seems less places do this any more but it might be worth a try, and save you some time and money looking/finding a new one.

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by Shs_Bulldog In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...
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Can you buy a new replacement Bios chip?

by CompZone9 In reply to Can you buy a new replace ...

Yes. The best place that has ALL of them is Unicore. They have a toll free number. You can only do this if the chip is in a socket and not soldered to the board. When you call Unicore (or any other BIOS supplier) you will need the exact number on the top of the BIOS chip. The cost is around $60 plus shipping, however, depending on your motherboard type, a replacement or used one can be much cheaper.

Important: How do you know you have a bad bios chip? There are a couple things that will cause a system to appear to be dead and you might suspect a bad BIOS chip. Unless you know for SURE that the CPU is good (is it getting warm after you leave the board powered up for more than 2-3 minutes?) or the video card is compatible, the bios chip could still be good. Also, unless the case speaker is hooked up, you may not hear any beep codes upon power up that indicate a memory or video problem. If you don't see video or hear beeps and CPU is warm after a few minutes, it probably is the BIOS chip. Penti

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