Solved M5A97 Bios Chip Removal Tags: Asus BIOS Chip Motherboards Last response: December 15, 2012 7:58 AM in Motherboards Share plshalp 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. More about : m5a97 bios chip removal Best solution alexoiu a b Ĉ ASUS a c 336 V Motherboard December 15, 2012 5:03:15 AM 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. plshalp December 15, 2012 5:45:37 AM Are there any retail stores that have the tool that he used, or home alternatives? Related resources M5A97 PRO CPU led red :( - Forum ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Can't access the BIOS . - Forum Asus M5A97 EVO Can't Reset BIOS , even taking out battery! - Forum M5a97 evo boot device led & bios - Forum ASUS M5A97 R2.0-FX8350 won't overclock - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer alexoiu a b Ĉ ASUS a c 336 V Motherboard December 15, 2012 5:51:18 AM http://www.amazon.com/Jonard-EX-1-Extraction-Tool-Lengt... http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570... or http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ic%20extraction%20... plshalp 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? alexoiu a b Ĉ ASUS a c 336 V Motherboard December 15, 2012 6:06:32 AM Yes, but gently. plshalp December 15, 2012 7:12:41 AM Best answer selected by plshalp. 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? alexoiu a b Ĉ ASUS a c 336 V Motherboard 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAsus M5A97 R2.0 Overcloking ForumOverclocking an ASUS m5a97 for my RAM ForumFX-8320 + Asus M5A97 ForumAsus M5A97 R2.0 & Kingston Hyper X Blu 1600Mhz ForumOverclocking AMD X4 975 Phemon II On M5A97 ForumAsus M5A97 R2.0 Cant turn on ForumConstant freezing O/C fx-8150 CPU with AM3+ ASUS M5A97 ... ForumWont POST - M5A97 Pro, FX 8350, AMD 4850 512mb ForumAsus M5A97 ForumAsus M5A97 MB system hangs when installing OS ForumAMD 1045T on ASUS M5A97 Basic Stable OC ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumBIOS ROM CHECKSUM ERROR! ForumIs MB shot or could it be BIOS issue.....? ForumNeed help with a no POST,No beep ,bios situation More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !