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It is the process of writing (burning) a firmware (aka image) to a reprogrammable chip such as an EEPROM.

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chip with the contents are in disagreement

I'm using CH341A programmer with 1.8v adapter to recover bios. I can read, erase, blank, and write. But after writing program when I try to verify it shows me error "chip with the contents are in ...
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permanently disable wifi on an android phone by remaing/deleting it via adb [migrated]

i want to permanently disable wifi on an android phone in a way that cannot be reverted without flashing the firmware via adb. the best way to do it, i'm guessing, is to rename or delete the firmware ...
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System UUID got nulled in BIOS

My HP laptop was working fine before I tried installing MacOS in it. I got success in installing MacOS Big Sur where I changed the UUID in the config.plist. But after uninstalling it (I just deleted ...
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Change feedback sounds from a bluetooth device

Most bluetooth devices like speakers, headsets, and earbuds play sounds as feedback for action. Like connect, pair, disconnect, etc. I'm wondering if there would be a way to access a given device and ...
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Asus - Model Name doesn't match when updating BIOS

I have this Asus Transformer Book T100TA, after upgrading into Windows 10 the touch screen is no longer working. The said fix is to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version and install the ASUS Smart ...
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When is Using Flashrom on Laptops Dangerous?

Background: I want to recover a Netbook (Lenovo Ideapad 100S 11IBY) that has been bricked by losing power during what seemed to be an unexpected BIOS update.1) After some reading, I got a new BIOS ...
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How to update BIOS on Acer SF314-42 without Windows installed?

The official website has a new version of BIOS for my laptop. The download from the website is a zip archive, which contains an executable and a README.txt, which instructs to click the executable ...
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how flash memory/SSD write dta internally?

I was reading a book which says: a flash memory consists of a sequence of B blocks, where each block consists of P pages.Data are read and written in units of pages. A page can be written only after ...
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3rd Monitor flickering on/off, Surface Book 3 with 2 external monitors

I just got a new surface book 3. I have the surface dock with 2 external monitors extended using QGeeM USB-C to HDMI Female adapters . The 3rd monitor (second external) keeps flickering on and off ...
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How to check OS image root directory permissions without booting it?

I recently recognised that the root directory of an (ext4) partition actually has UNIX permissions stored, although when mounting a partition from within a running OS it is not visible since its ...
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Create flashable disk image of Linux distro for Android device

I want to install Arch Linux ARM on an APPC 22EL. While there are ARMv7 images available as tar.gz archives, I need to somehow flash the stuff to the device using fastboot. How can I create a ...
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How to reset BIOS to Default or Erase Password using Platform file in BIOS Tool

I am trying to erase a BIOS password I forgot because it is inhibiting me from changing settings in the BIOS. I am using a flashing software and tried changing some settings that seem likely to work ...
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Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
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How to flash BIOS on Acer Aspire 5720 ICL50

I have searched every website I can and none of the instructions I have found seem to work for me. The laptop model is Aspire 5720 ICL50, from 2008. The laptop shows black screen when powering on, ...
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Do I need to upgrade the bios to get Intel microcode updates?

I am running Linux Mint on a Lenovo C530. I would like to upgrade its bios but Lenovo's official bios upgrade doesn't support Linux. The reason I want to upgrade the bios is to get the latest Intel ...
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Why can’t I update the BIOS from the internal storage?

My ASUS EZ Flash 3 BIOS utility lists internal storage (SSD/HDD) devices as well as USBs, and it gives me the option to read BIOS flash files from the internal storage as well. But when I confirm that ...
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Flashing a Firmware to a router which doesnt have an “upgrade” page in its website interface

i need to flash my router because it is missing a lot of options in the configurations because my ISP installed their custom firmware,and the problem is i cant find the "upgrade" page because they ...
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Getting Rufus to output to a disk image file

Basically, I require different Live USBs for different needs. I have a single USB drive & when I need to switch to another distro/OS, I simply flash this USB drive with the right boot attributes, ...
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Unable to install python on Ubuntu

I need to install python version 2 (2.7) to use Nvidia Jetson TX2. It doesn't seem to install. Does anyone know the issue? Thanks in advance. I ran this command python -version And got this output ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot from USB bricked asus rog B350-F motherboard

Already received a refund on the motherboard however, I still do not have the slightest idea why the board failed to boot the live USB and then Bricked. Any ideas?
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MSI B450-A PRO BIOS Update Issue (Please Help, This is infuriating )

I recently completed a PC Build involving the aforementioned Motherboard. I booted into the BIOS and found that my BIOS version was not current. After Attempting to flash a Bios update (Downloaded ...
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Installation of Plasma Mobile on Nexus 5x failed “./fetch-demo.sh: 16: ./fetch-demo.sh: pushd: not found”

I recently bought a used Nexus 5X that has already been rooted and had Lineage OS installed on it. I wanted to convert it to Plasma Mobile but every time I try to flash it with the command sudo ./pm-...
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What is “MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port” driver for? [closed]

We have two Windows 10 drivers to connect to "MTK phone" using USB when it is off: "MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port" and "MediaTek USB Port". Sometimes my device is recognized only as "MediaTek ...
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My HP PageWide Pro Printer's ethernet port is constantly flashing

The ethernet port LED (green) of my HP PageWide Pro Printer is constantly flashing in a very high frequency. Permanent, it seems to be 24 hours x 365 days even though the printer is not in use most of ...
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My TP-Link (TL-WA701ND) Bricked

Welcome everyone, Today I was working to restore my access point TL-WA701ND to its original firmare from DD-WRT after taking the right steps my access point LEDs ar blinking (four LEDs at once except ...
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Dell Type C Dock WD15 has Blinking Monitor

Dell has a knowledge base article addressing this blinking monitor problem. It is about updating drivers and flashing the firmware of the dock. I have two problems with the instructions in that ...
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How can I get the BIOS from my motherboard?

I am interested in making a backup of the BIOS I obtained from a programmer at FoxConn a few years ago. Apparently, there was a huge problem with the motherboards being able to accept more than 6GB of ...
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Powerpoint 2016 is flashing unknown bar chart when advanding to next slide

I created a presentation in Powerpoint. I marked it as Final. When I advance past a text-only slide to a slide with a bar chart, a completely different bar chart is flashing briefly. The same ...
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How to disable or remove Intel SMM?

I have successfully removed Intel ME from the firmware by reflashing the BIOS using corna's tool: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner However I am still concerned about SMM. Intel ME and AMT ...
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Is Acer Aspire Recovery equivalent to External Flashing?

Is the Acer Aspire Recovery method (Fn+Esc) equivalent to externally flashing the BIOS? What I am asking is that for example if the BIOS were write protected you could not flash it via a software ...
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Extract BIOS .fd file from .exe on Acer Aspire E1-571

Hello I have an Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop. I must update the BIOS to the latest version. There are 2 ways to flash the BIOS that I know of. Run the .exe file from the official website that will flash ...
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“Security check failed” when updating bios 1.10 on ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac Motherboard

Using 1.20 ROM downloaded from ASRock website and using instant flash via USB in BIOS I get the following message when it tries to update: "Security check failed". Then connecting to ethernet cable ...
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ESP8266 does not boot after firmware flash, serial output Fatal exception (28)

I was started experimenting on ESP8266 that was bought from AI-Thinker, and the wiki is here, ESP8266 and another for NodeMCU. I have already familiar with Lua firmware, so flashed Lua node firmware ...
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Device /dev/spidev* not found

I have a Banana Pi M1 and wanted to flash libreboot on a ThinkPad T400. I followed Raspberry Pi (ThinkPad X200), as RPi's GPIO pins are almost the same as BPi's and T400's chip is the same as X200. ...
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How one can detect if a Graphic Card's BIOS was flashed before?

I'm planning to buy a used Graphic card and I want to know whether the person using it had flashed the BIOS before, put a custom one and now that selling it just replaced the default BIOS again or not....
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Can I use a different BIOS chip with the same pinout?

So I have a motherboard (M7VKB) and it has a PMC Chips Pm29F002 flash chip in it. I have another flash chip, an Intel 28F010. The Intel 28F010's pinout is the same as the one in the mobo (except for ...
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Alienware m17x r2 not booting up

My believe my BIOS is bricked. I was flashing my BIOS and power was interrupted. It never went off when power was interrupted. And being a novice, I tried to forcefully power it down still nothing ...
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BIOS modules and what are they

Computer : Lenovo G560 model 20042 CPU : Intel Pentium P2600 Northbridge : Intel PM55 Southbridge : Intel HM55 CMOS RAM : 512 bytes BIOS chip or size: unknown I backed up my BIOS using the official ...
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What software security measures can be taken to prevent users of a linux system from flashing the GPU bios

I would like to prevent users from having the ability to flash the GPU bios, while still giving them the ability to run software on their workstation's GPU. I'm open to a wide range of potential ...
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Updating megaraid firmware - errors?

I'm trying to update the firmware on an LSI 926x series card from current version (2009) to latest (v12.15?). I've tried the standard commands using "storcli" and "storcli64" in Windows cmd prompt (...
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How to flash AMD BIOS chip on automated catheter production machine in factory?

This is my first question I hope I make it clear enough and posted in the right section. The automated catheter production machine at the factory I'm doing my internship is down. When turned on there ...
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Why is it called flash for phones / tablets and install for PCs

Lets say that you want to change your device's operating system.For a phone or tablet we would say "today I am flashing cyanogenmod" but for PCs "today I am installing Ubuntu" although flash is used ...
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Is the N600, C3700 cable of running an alternative firmware?

I've been exploring WW-DRT and openwrt.org. I can find information on how to Flash WNDR3700 but nothing much appears to come up on this particular module N600, C3700. Question: To flash a open ...
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Fix a bricked bios after failed flash (Alienware m17xR2 laptop)

I wanted to flash my bios last night from A09 to A10 on my m17xR2. I downloaded the bios from dell drivers & download and extracted it. Then, I executed the executable inside it that had a similar ...
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UEFI firmware corrupt? Neither ethernet nor wireless controller detected anymore

The problem My computer is a 64-bit Acer Apsire V5-572G currently running with Arch Linux. I wanted to use some programs that dont run with Wine. So i set up a Windows-To-Go on an external hdd. Upon ...
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Screen flashes when iTunes is open

Has anyone had an issue with your computer screen flashing when iTunes is open? This started about one week ago. This only happens in iTunes and I am on version 12.3.2.35. iI so, is there a fix?
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Install H87M-PRO BIOS on M51AC (different model names, same motherboard)

I currently own an Asus M51AC-FR034S that has an Asus M51AC motherboard. When I updated the BIOS some time ago I noticed that the BIOS file name was H87M-PRO-ASUS-M51AC-1002.CAP Whereas H87M-PRO's ...
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System No Boot no video after failed BIOS update

I have a HCL Me Series M54 Laptop. I downloaded the .NRG BIOS update file from here, and tried to flash the BIOS. The update stuck at 48%: ..and then when I restarted, there is no display, the ...
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Is it possible to revert a DD-WRT firmware flashing on a router?

DD-WRT firmware is a generic fully-featured firmware intended to replace the original firmware that a router bears when unboxed. There is a DD-WRT version for many router models, but not for all. ...
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Laptop screen flashing white

I bought my little sister an Asus x551 laptop from microcenter. It was not even a week old when she called me about a problem it was having. The screen was flashing white occasionally. Since I live ...