Computrace - Eliminating it on a Dell Optiplex.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by diagon, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. diagon

    diagon MDL Novice

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    #1 diagon, Oct 31, 2018
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  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i just reprogram with ch341a programmer the bios from a clean dump..
     
  3. diagon

    diagon MDL Novice

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    #3 diagon, Nov 1, 2018
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    Well you're clearly the man, but ... you have instructions? Obviously I'd prefer to have this thing completely gone, rather than just so-called "Disabled".

    @LatinMcG

    Just looking at that device .... You removed the eprom from the board??
     
  4. diagon

    diagon MDL Novice

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    Just ordered a ch341a in ebay. LL you can use a clip to read/flash the chip while it's connected to the board?

    Then, did you extract the BIOS/EC from the Dell .exe?

    And, is it possible to edit the BIOS and just eliminate all traces of Computrace? Then flash that?
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    cant extract bios from exe as its missing DMI data.. i use others backup .bin file with no computrace activated..
    to use clip u might have to add 3.3 Volt to the VCC pin.
    i just desolder it with a touch of flux.