Friday, 31 October 2014

Remove A Bios Chip


The Basic Input/ Output System (BIOS) chip on your computer stores critical information needed for your system. The primary responsibility of the BIOS is to load the operating system when you start your computer. The chip is located on the computer's motherboard and is typically a rectangular or square chip that holds approximately 2 megabytes (2MB) of information. Removing the BIOS chip on your computer system is a simple process but needs to be done delicately to keep from damaging other chips on the motherboard.


1. Turn the computer off and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet so that you can safely remove the BIOS chip. Place the computer on a table or surface where you can have access to the Central Processing Unit(CPU).

2. Discharge any static electricity in the screwdriver by touching the metal end to a piece of metal that is grounded to the floor, like a metal table or chair. Remove the screws on the back of the CPU with the screwdriver that are holding the cover onto the case, and set the screws aside.

3. Slide the cover off of the CPU case and set it aside. Locate the BIOS chip that is plugged into the motherboard and reads "BIOS" on the top of the chip.

4. Remove the BIOS chip with a BIOS chip puller. You can get a chip puller from any electronics or computer store, or at any online computer supply store like the ones listed below in the resources section.

5. Scan the motherboard to verify that there are no damaged chips or circuits on the board.

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