Replacing chip, lost orientation!

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Jorabi, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Jorabi

    Jorabi MDL Novice

    Jul 16, 2012
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    I removed (desoldered) the BIOS chip from a Toshiba L355D laptop to replace it with a new pre-programmed one, because I could not get ANY of the recovery procedures to work, and I could not fit the chip into my external device programmer for reflashing.

    My problem - I did not make a note of which direction to put it in! I know the dot on the chip goes where pin 1 belongs, but I don't know which is pin 1 on the mobo. It is socket U10.

    Does anyone have a CLOSEUP pic of the motherboard, or the board itself, and can tell me how it's oriented?
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    look for a thicker white line on corner of board where chip goes.. or a little dot on the white line outline for chip location.
    take a pic to see if i see it?
     
  3. Jorabi

    Jorabi MDL Novice

    Jul 16, 2012
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    Thanks McG! That was the answer - the bottom of the socket had a thick white line instead of the thin one like the other three sides of the square. I put the 'dot' end of the chip on that end and all is well!