Help on a 1998 Award BIOS chip

Curious Marc curiousmarc3 at
Mon Apr 16 22:40:23 CDT 2018

> On Apr 16, 2018, at 6:31 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On 04/16/2018 06:11 PM, CuriousMarc via cctalk wrote:
>> And lifting the sticker reveals the BIOS chip is just a W29C020P-12, a
>> regular 256k x 8 Flash memory, 5V chip. Duh. Mystery solved. Of course way
>> newer and with many more address lines than my DataIO 29B can read and
>> program. Time has come to buy a small, modern, cheap, infinitely capable
>> Chinesium EEPROM programmer. Read: the kind of practical, affordable,
>> sensical and useful equipment I usually steer away from. Ebay here I come.
>> Or make a programmer with an Arduino, since it's 5V.
> Hmmm, you don't happen to be a subscriber to AvE's Youtube channel, perhaps?
> --Chuck
Why... Would that be good or would that be bad?
Keep your disk in a vice!

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