Soldering a socket on your board
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Mainboards where the BIOS chip is soldered onto the board (and not in a socket) are usually problematic for coreboot developers and especially users, as one incorrectly flashed image will render the board unusable.
- A board with soldered-on (PLCC) socket
- Soldering iron
- A PLCC socket (SMD type)
- Desoldering station or heat gun
- Take a picture of the board and ROM chip. You might need that later in order to add the socket in the correct orientation.