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stj 05-04-2019 06:11 AM

Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
as the title says.

SMDFlea 05-04-2019 08:54 AM

Re: Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
3 Attachment(s)
Here you go,one of these is the right bios. Please read this post about the different motherboard versions: https://www.dell.com/community/Deskt...e/td-p/4732156

stj 05-04-2019 10:00 AM

Re: Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
thanks.
is that ICH9 rom original?
there is a hacked one floating around that is fucked because the MAC address is missing.

lti 05-04-2019 11:00 AM

Re: Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
I think you're supposed to enter the MAC address from the original BIOS (or a label on the board if the original BIOS is completely unreadable).

stj 05-04-2019 12:53 PM

Re: Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
enter it where??
if these arent dumped from working boards then they are useless because that data must be in them for the o.s. to start.

btw, i dont know where you got those 4M files - the boards only have a 2M chip on them!!
i think i'll scap this dell shit - dell are nothing but a pain in the ass.

i have been through this bullshit with dell products before with missmatched bios sizes, critical data in the flash to save a few cents on an eeprom etc.
fucking company should fold and save us all a lot of problems.

SMDFlea 05-04-2019 04:44 PM

Re: Inspiron 530 bios dump needed
 
2 Attachment(s)
EDIT: My apologies to you stj, i fucked up.I was using some dell bios extractor software and it pulled the bios from a random folder in my temp files,i never noted what size the bios should be,just assumed it was ok.Ive attatched the right ones this time...hopefully. :facepalm:

I found some more info, according to this dell article there are 10 different 530 variants: https://www.dell.com/support/article...347263?lang=en

From a post over at bios-mods the different bios versions for each one:

530: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 16 Mb(G33/ICH9 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.18)
530a/530c: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 8 Mb(G33/ICH9 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.18)
530b/530d: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 8 Mb(G31/ICH7 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.2)

530s: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 16 Mb(G33/ICH9 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.18)
530sa/530sc: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 8 Mb(G33/ICH9 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.18)
530sb/530sd: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 8 Mb(G31/ICH7 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.2 )

Vostro 200: BIOS chip (NVRAM) 16 Mb(G33/ICH9 chipset, uses BIOS v.1.0.16)

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thre...Project?page=7


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