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M5A97 Bios Chip Removal

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December 15, 2012 12:40:24 AM

Hi, I ordered a new BIOS chip and I need help removing the old one. Is there an easy way to remove it from its socket? It looks like this. A video would be helpful.

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December 15, 2012 5:03:15 AM
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Hi,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEQoWRq41k
Before removing it pay attention at the chip's position so that you insert the new one the same way.
December 15, 2012 5:45:37 AM

Are there any retail stores that have the tool that he used, or home alternatives?
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December 15, 2012 6:00:52 AM

I got the chip out. The new one won't align perfectly with the socket; the pins are a tiny bit too wide. Am I supposed to squeeze it?
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December 15, 2012 6:06:32 AM

Yes, but gently.
December 15, 2012 7:12:41 AM

Best answer selected by plshalp.
December 15, 2012 7:14:03 AM

Computer booted up and works! Thank you! I have another question; my dad accidentally threw out my CMOS battery. What happens without it?
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December 15, 2012 7:58:08 AM

If disconnecting the power cord or turning off the PSU, the CMOS will automatically reset/forget the settings when next booting.
You can buy one (it's cheap) and install it.
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