BIOS Chip Replacement


New Member
Jul 2, 2019
Hi all,
I can now count myself one of the fortunate many who have had an unnecessary Alienware BIOS update go sideways... Long story short, I was completing a BIOS update about a month ago and lost power. Suffice to say, the unit is dead with a 3,6 error code. After searching high and low and finding no indication as to how one might "Reimage the System BIOS" (as per the manual), I decided to go buy a replacement BIOS chip.

I'm now unable to locate a Pegatron IPSKL-SC mobo diagram and this is my first time attempting a BIOS chip replacement. I was hoping someone could have a look at the image I've attached and confirm that I've identified the existing BIOS chip correctly. Has anyone else had to deal with this issue? Seems crazy that there is no secondary BIOS on these machines ... Anyways, I've done enough ranting about this already.

Any feedback / suggestions are appreciated!


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