Could I get some help with a bricked Motherboard?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by woodenduck, May 17, 2014.

  1. woodenduck

    woodenduck MDL Novice

    Nov 23, 2010
    I bricked a motherboard a few years back and had planned to fix it. I'm now just getting around to it but I realize I don't know where to start. My board does have a rom recovery header on it though. As seen in this post on hp's website


    Could anyone guide me through flashing a new bios through rom recovery?

    Currently when I plug the board into power the CPU fan turns on at a very low speed.

    I have available to me:
    Direct Com port
    Usb to Com port
    USB to TTL device
    Arduino Uno ( no experience in using this as of yet )
    Breadboard + Resistors + Wires

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Oxide_44

    Oxide_44 MDL Novice

    May 17, 2014
    It looks like the SPI jumper is probably used through some sort of HP-specific equipment. An easier way of going about this is if you just flash the BIOS chip itself off the board, while you could technically mod the Arduino you have, BIOS EPROM programmers are not terribly expensive and would save you quite a bit of time unless you really just want to do this for a bit of fun. If your response is the ladder, this might help you http______://