Help on a 1998 Award BIOS chip

geneb geneb at
Tue Apr 17 09:08:48 CDT 2018

On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Curious Marc via cctalk wrote:

>> 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!
> :-)
> Marc

Just make sure that the programmer you get chooches properly. ;)


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