Crashed and burned S30!

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    We have a Wyse S30, which refused to do anything, no beep when turned on, no display, the power-light just stays amber.

    A bit more detail, I’ve taken the flash chip (AmTel AT49LH002-33JC 0444.) from another Wyse S30 (carefully) and inserted it into this dead unit, and it boots with a

    Disk Error: Unable to load boot loader!

    and put this flash chip back in the working unit, and it displays the same fault, so looks like the flash chip (AmTel AT49LH002-33JC 0444) is dead.

    Any ideas

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    With the flash chip in the unit do you get a chance to enter the BIOS? Press “Del” while the BIOS splash screen is visible.

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    @confgen wrote:

    With the flash chip in the unit do you get a chance to enter the BIOS? Press “Del” while the BIOS splash screen is visible.

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    is this with the duff flash chip or new flash chip?

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    I don’t care. Can you access the BIOS somehow?

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    @confgen wrote:

    I don’t care. Can you access the BIOS somehow?

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    I’ll put the workijng flash chip in it and try, to access thne bios. What am I trying to achieve buy doing this?

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    If this is working you can configure the unit to do a PXE boot. This can then be used to flash the broken flash with a new firmware by using Wyse Simple Imager.
    Even the corrupt BIOS flash could restored that way. But I will explain that later.

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    @confgen wrote:

    If this is working you can configure the unit to do a PXE boot. This can then be used to flash the broken flash with a new firmware by using Wyse Simple Imager.
    Even the corrupt BIOS flash could restored that way. But I will explain that later.

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    If I use the Winterm with the DEAD Flash chip, it does nothing, it does not even power on (power switch/light always amber never green), so you cannot get into the BIOS screen using F2!

    WinTerm is DEAD (with broken flash chip), but I i use the working flash chip it does work, but as we are trying to recover the broken flash chip this doesn’t help me.

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    Great, so ONLY your BIOS chip is broken then.
    As you are already familiar with pulling and pushing the BIOS chip the following should be an easy task for you.
    – Install Wyse Simple Imager and load any S30 firmware from the Wyse website into it
    – open the dead unit and pull the dead BIOS chip
    – put the working one in this dead unit
    – boot it with PXE enabled
    – you should see that the unit grabs the firmware file from the WSI server
    – as soon as the first 5-6 lines are passed (it doesn’t matter if it are 4 or 7), press “Pause” on the keyboard
    – the imaging process should stop now
    – now, while the unit is still switch on, unplug the working BIOS chip and put the dead one in (no worry, this will not kill the unit – I did it myself several dozen times)
    – press any key to continue the flashing process
    – done

    Trust me this will work
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