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Offline SreekanthMK

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Agilent 16822A bios bin file
« on: January 04, 2021, 01:01:18 pm »
Hi,

Does anyone have a backup(bin file) for the 16822a bios?
Mother board is plotech 0865-4773( celeron d) .
Is there any other compatible mother board ??
Please help :(  :(

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Re: Agilent 16822A bios bin file
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 04:49:37 pm »
The correct name for that motherboard is the ADLINK M-880.  What is wrong with the BIOS on your motherboard? Does it boot at all?

There is a motherboard BIOS update CD (16900-14122) from Agilent which includes the ADLINK M-880. To update the BIOS with that CD the motherboard has to be functional enough to be able to boot from the CD and then run the BIOS update utility. If your motherboard is now completely non-functional you won't be able to directly use that CD. It's been a while since I looked at that CD. It doesn't just contain files with 1:1 binary images of the entire BIOS Flash. If you wanted to program a blank flash with a device programmer it might take some work to figure out how to construct such a binary image from the files available on the BIOS update CD.

The attached photo below of an ADLINK M-880 motherboard taken from an eBay listing shows a socketed SST49LF008A 8Mbit Firmware Flash. Maybe someone here has an Agilent logic analyzer with an ADLINK M-880 motherboard that would be willing to teardown the system far enough to get access to the firmware device to be able to remove it from its socket and dump it with a device programmer.

I don't have any logic analyzers with the ADLINK M-880 motherboard myself to help, only ones with the older PIII Intel D915GUX, Motorola VP22, Radisys SC815E motherboards, and the newer C2D E8400 ADLINK M-890 motherboards.

One issue with trying to replace the ADLINK M-880 and M-890 motherboards with different motherboards is that they have onboard LVDS connections for the LCD. Some people here have had some success doing that, though it is a non-trivial amount of work. There are some long threads about that here:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/software-setup-for-agilent-16903a-logic-analyzer/
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/agilentkeysight-infiniium-mso9000-series-motherboard-repairupgrade/

The MSO9000 also uses the ADLINK M-890 motherboard.
 
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Re: Agilent 16822A bios bin file
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 08:14:43 pm »
I took a look at the BIOS update CD 16900-14122. It used to be available for download from Keysight a few years ago. Their FTP site is purged of most content now. An archived copy of the CD image is available here:

https://archive.org/download/ftp.keysight.com/2015.03.ftp.keysight.com.tar/ftp.keysight.com%2Fcos%2Foutbound%2FBIOS%2F16900-14122.iso

That CD contains an ADLINK M-880 BIOS image file AG186822.BIN of size 1,048,576 bytes, which is exactly the size of an SST49LF008A device. The date string in that BIOS image file is 06/18/2007.

If you have a device programmer which is capable of programming SST49LF008A devices you could try extracting the SST49LF008A device from the PLCC socket on the ADLINK M-880 and reprogramming it with the AG186822.BIN image.

To access the BIOS image files in the BIOS update CD 16900-14122 you have to boot from the CD. If you just mount the CD the files in the bootable image section of the CD are not directly accessible.
 
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Re: Agilent 16822A bios bin file
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 05:34:36 pm »
Hi gslick,

Thanks allot for your quick reply.. Actually I bought this unit from ebay "AS IT IS" condition, when power up no display only the power button led blinks. Keysight solution for this error in service manual is replace motherboard, so i thought of a chance to service it. Initially the motherboard was not even detecting Memory (RAM) not detected beep codes , after some cleaning its now passing some bios post  tests like memory detection. With the PCI debug card it seems the motherboard is keep on reseting, so i thought it might be due to some corrupted bios. Anyway tomorrow i will check in detail and let you know..

Once again thanks allot for your support... :-+ :-+ :-+ :)

 


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