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x800xt flash problem

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by montheponies, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. montheponies New Member

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    i'm tryin to reflash my x800xt with it's saved bios, but I'm getting an error (ROM not erased). I've used flashrom and atiflash without success (in the form of "atiflash -f -p 0 backup.bin").

    Using flashrom -l, I got "Serial Flash ROM is locked". Is there any soft or hardware method of unlocking the ROM?

    cheers.
     
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    I did a quick search and this came up as a response to the "serial flash rom is locked" error but there don't seem to be any general conclusions with this error. I would recommend you download an X800XT BIOS here: http://www.techpowerup.com/bios/ because the one you have might have been corrupted somehow when you saved it.
     
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    thanks for that, but it's still coming up with 'ROM not erased' (the -sst switch i believe just forces the type of flash algorithm). When i do flashrom -i i get the usual line of information, but at the end of the line it still says under lock heading - yes.

    dunno if it's possible to unlock :(
     

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