I've been tinkering with an x60s that I got off ebay, I didn't know at the time but the bios was password locked and the seller did not know the password. I wanted to put Libreboot on it anyway so I went ahead and set up an SPI flasher using a BBB. It seems to work OK and can recognize the chip as SST25VF016B. It seems to erase and flash ok, but then I get and error at the end. "Verifying flash... FAILED at 0x00000000! Expected=0x4c, Found=0xff, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x001fffff: 0x41307", please see below.
Found SST flash chip "SST25VF016B" (2048 kB, SPI).
programmer_map_flash_region: mapping SST25VF016B from 0xffe00000 to 0x00000000
Some block protection in effect, disabling... disabled.
Reading old flash chip contents...
Erasing and writing flash chip... Trying erase function 0... 0x000000-0x000fff:W, 0x001000-0x001fff:W, 0x002000-0x002fff:W, 0x003000-0x003fff:W, 0x004000-0x004fff:W, 0x005000-0x005fff:W, 0x006000-0x006fff:W, 0x007000-0x007fff:W, 0x008000-0x008fff:W, 0x009000-0x009fff:W, 0x00a000-0x00afff:W, 0x00b000-0x00bfff:W, 0x00c000-0x00cfff:W, 0x00d000-0x00dfff:W, 0x00e000-0x00efff:W, 0x00f000-0x00ffff:W, 0x010000-0x010fff:W, 0x011000-0x011fff:W, 0x012000-0x012fff:W, 0x013000-0x013fff:W, 0x014000-0x014fff:W, 0x015000-0x015fff:W, 0x016000-0x016fff:W, 0x017000-0x017fff:W, 0x018000-0x018fff:W, 0x019000-0x019fff:W, 0x01a000-0x01afff:W, 0x01b000-0x01bfff:W, 0x01c000-0x01cfff:W, 0x01d000-0x01dfff:W, 0x01e000-0x01efff:W, 0x01f000-0x01ffff:W, 0x020000-0x020fff:W, 0x021000-0x021fff:W, 0x022000-0x022fff:W, 0x023000-0x023fff:W, 0x024000-0x024fff:W, 0x025000-0x025fff:W, 0x026000-0x026fff:W, 0x027000-0x027fff:W, 0x028000-0x028fff:W, 0x029000-0x029fff:W, 0x02a000-0x02afff:W, 0x02b000-0x02bfff:W, 0x02c000-0x02cfff:W, 0x02d000-0x02dfff:W, 0x02e000-0x02efff:W, 0x02f000-0x02ffff:W, 0x030000-0x030fff:W, 0x031000-0x031fff:W, 0x032000-0x032fff:W, 0x033000-0x033fff:W, 0x034000-0x034fff:W, 0x035000-0x035fff:W, 0x036000-0x036fff:W, 0x037000-0x037fff:W, 0x038000-0x038fff:EW, 0x039000-0x039fff:EW, 0x03a000-0x03afff:EW, 0x03b000-0x03bfff:EW, 0x03c000-0x03cfff:EW, 0x03d000-0x03dfff:EW, 0x03e000-0x03efff:EW, 0x03f000-0x03ffff:EW, 0x040000-0x040fff:W, 0x041000-0x041fff:W, 0x042000-0x042fff:W, 0x043000-0x043fff:W, 0x044000-0x044fff:W, 0x045000-0x045fff:W, 0x046000-0x046fff:W, 0x047000-0x047fff:W, 0x048000-0x048fff:W, 0x049000-0x049fff:W, 0x04a000-0x04afff:W, 0x04b000-0x04bfff:W, 0x04c000-0x04cfff:W, 0x04d000-0x04dfff:W, 0x04e000-0x04efff:W, 0x04f000-0x04ffff:W, 0x050000-0x050fff:W, 0x051000-0x051fff:W, 0x052000-0x052fff:W, 0x053000-0x053fff:W, 0x054000-0x054fff:W, 0x055000-0x055fff:W, 0x056000-0x056fff:W, 0x057000-0x057fff:W, 0x058000-0x058fff:W, 0x059000-0x059fff:W, 0x05a000-0x05afff:W, 0x05b000-0x05bfff:W, 0x05c000-0x05cfff:W, 0x05d000-0x05dfff:W, 0x05e000-0x05efff:W, 0x05f000-0x05ffff:W, 0x060000-0x060fff:W, 0x061000-0x061fff:W, 0x062000-0x062fff:W, 0x063000-0x063fff:W, 0x064000-0x064fff:W, 0x065000-0x065fff:W, 0x066000-0x066fff:W, 0x067000-0x067fff:W, 0x068000-0x068fff:W, 0x069000-0x069fff:W, 0x06a000-0x06afff:W, 0x06b000-0x06bfff:W, 0x06c000-0x06cfff:W, 0x06d000-0x06dfff:W, 0x06e000-0x06efff:W, 0x06f000-0x06ffff:W, 0x070000-0x070fff:W, 0x071000-0x071fff:W, 0x072000-0x072fff:W, 0x073000-0x073fff:W, 0x074000-0x074fff:W, 0x075000-0x075fff:W, 0x076000-0x076fff:W, 0x077000-0x077fff:W, 0x078000-0x078fff:W, 0x079000-0x079fff:W, 0x07a000-0x07afff:EW, 0x07b000-0x07bfff:EW, 0x07c000-0x07cfff:EW, 0x07d000-0x07dfff:EW, 0x07e000-0x07efff:EW, 0x07f000-0x07ffff:EW, 0x080000-0x080fff:EW, 0x081000-0x081fff:EW, 0x082000-0x082fff:EW, 0x083000-0x083fff:EW, 0x084000-0x084fff:EW, 0x085000-0x085fff:EW, 0x086000-0x086fff:EW, 0x087000-0x087fff:EW, 0x088000-0x088fff:EW, 0x089000-0x089fff:EW, 0x08a000-0x08afff:EW, 0x08b000-0x08bfff:EW, 0x08c000-0x08cfff:EW, 0x08d000-0x08dfff:EW, 0x08e000-0x08efff:EW, 0x08f000-0x08ffff:EW, 0x090000-0x090fff:EW, 0x091000-0x091fff:EW, 0x092000-0x092fff:EW, 0x093000-0x093fff:EW, 0x094000-0x094fff:EW, 0x095000-0x095fff:EW, 0x096000-0x096fff:EW, 0x097000-0x097fff:EW, 0x098000-0x098fff:EW, 0x099000-0x099fff:EW, 0x09a000-0x09afff:EW, 0x09b000-0x09bfff:EW, 0x09c000-0x09cfff:EW, 0x09d000-0x09dfff:EW, 0x09e000-0x09efff:EW, 0x09f000-0x09ffff:EW, 0x0a0000-0x0a0fff:EW, 0x0a1000-0x0a1fff:EW, 0x0a2000-0x0a2fff:EW, 0x0a3000-0x0a3fff:EW, 0x0a4000-0x0a4fff:EW, 0x0a5000-0x0a5fff:EW, 0x0a6000-0x0a6fff:EW, 0x0a7000-0x0a7fff:EW, 0x0a8000-0x0a8fff:EW, 0x0a9000-0x0a9fff:EW, 0x0aa000-0x0aafff:EW, 0x0ab000-0x0abfff:EW, 0x0ac000-0x0acfff:EW, 0x0ad000-0x0adfff:EW, 0x0ae000-0x0aefff:EW, 0x0af000-0x0affff:EW, 0x0b0000-0x0b0fff:EW, 0x0b1000-0x0b1fff:EW, 0x0b2000-0x0b2fff:EW, 0x0b3000-0x0b3fff:EW, 0x0b4000-0x0b4fff:EW, 0x0b5000-0x0b5fff:EW, 0x0b6000-0x0b6fff:EW, 0x0b7000-0x0b7fff:EW, 0x0b8000-0x0b8fff:EW, 0x0b9000-0x0b9fff:EW, 0x0ba000-0x0bafff:EW, 0x0bb000-0x0bbfff:EW, 0x0bc000-0x0bcfff:EW, 0x0bd000-0x0bdfff:EW, 0x0be000-0x0befff:EW, 0x0bf000-0x0bffff:S, 0x0c0000-0x0c0fff:S, 0x0c1000-0x0c1fff:S, 0x0c2000-0x0c2fff:S, 0x0c3000-0x0c3fff:S, 0x0c4000-0x0c4fff:S, 0x0c5000-0x0c5fff:S, 0x0c6000-0x0c6fff:S, 0x0c7000-0x0c7fff:S, 0x0c8000-0x0c8fff:S, 0x0c9000-0x0c9fff:S, 0x0ca000-0x0cafff:S, 0x0cb000-0x0cbfff:S, 0x0cc000-0x0ccfff:S, 0x0cd000-0x0cdfff:S, 0x0ce000-0x0cefff:S, 0x0cf000-0x0cffff:S, 0x0d0000-0x0d0fff:S, 0x0d1000-0x0d1fff:S, 0x0d2000-0x0d2fff:S, 0x0d3000-0x0d3fff:S, 0x0d4000-0x0d4fff:S, 0x0d5000-0x0d5fff:S, 0x0d6000-0x0d6fff:S, 0x0d7000-0x0d7fff:S, 0x0d8000-0x0d8fff:S, 0x0d9000-0x0d9fff:S, 0x0da000-0x0dafff:S, 0x0db000-0x0dbfff:S, 0x0dc000-0x0dcfff:S, 0x0dd000-0x0ddfff:S, 0x0de000-0x0defff:S, 0x0df000-0x0dffff:S, 0x0e0000-0x0e0fff:S, 0x0e1000-0x0e1fff:S, 0x0e2000-0x0e2fff:S, 0x0e3000-0x0e3fff:S, 0x0e4000-0x0e4fff:S, 0x0e5000-0x0e5fff:S, 0x0e6000-0x0e6fff:S, 0x0e7000-0x0e7fff:S, 0x0e8000-0x0e8fff:S, 0x0e9000-0x0e9fff:S, 0x0ea000-0x0eafff:S, 0x0eb000-0x0ebfff:S, 0x0ec000-0x0ecfff:S, 0x0ed000-0x0edfff:S, 0x0ee000-0x0eefff:S, 0x0ef000-0x0effff:S, 0x0f0000-0x0f0fff:S, 0x0f1000-0x0f1fff:S, 0x0f2000-0x0f2fff:S, 0x0f3000-0x0f3fff:S, 0x0f4000-0x0f4fff:S, 0x0f5000-0x0f5fff:S, 0x0f6000-0x0f6fff:S, 0x0f7000-0x0f7fff:S, 0x0f8000-0x0f8fff:S, 0x0f9000-0x0f9fff:S, 0x0fa000-0x0fafff:S, 0x0fb000-0x0fbfff:S, 0x0fc000-0x0fcfff:S, 0x0fd000-0x0fdfff:S, 0x0fe000-0x0fefff:S, 0x0ff000-0x0fffff:S, 0x100000-0x100fff:S, 0x101000-0x101fff:S, 0x102000-0x102fff:S, 0x103000-0x103fff:S, 0x104000-0x104fff:S, 0x105000-0x105fff:S, 0x106000-0x106fff:S, 0x107000-0x107fff:S, 0x108000-0x108fff:S, 0x109000-0x109fff:S, 0x10a000-0x10afff:S, 0x10b000-0x10bfff:S, 0x10c000-0x10cfff:S, 0x10d000-0x10dfff:S, 0x10e000-0x10efff:S, 0x10f000-0x10ffff:S, 0x110000-0x110fff:S, 0x111000-0x111fff:S, 0x112000-0x112fff:S, 0x113000-0x113fff:S, 0x114000-0x114fff:S, 0x115000-0x115fff:S, 0x116000-0x116fff:S, 0x117000-0x117fff:S, 0x118000-0x118fff:S, 0x119000-0x119fff:S, 0x11a000-0x11afff:S, 0x11b000-0x11bfff:S, 0x11c000-0x11cfff:S, 0x11d000-0x11dfff:S, 0x11e000-0x11efff:S, 0x11f000-0x11ffff:S, 0x120000-0x120fff:S, 0x121000-0x121fff:S, 0x122000-0x122fff:S, 0x123000-0x123fff:S, 0x124000-0x124fff:S, 0x125000-0x125fff:S, 0x126000-0x126fff:S, 0x127000-0x127fff:S, 0x128000-0x128fff:S, 0x129000-0x129fff:S, 0x12a000-0x12afff:S, 0x12b000-0x12bfff:S, 0x12c000-0x12cfff:S, 0x12d000-0x12dfff:S, 0x12e000-0x12efff:S, 0x12f000-0x12ffff:S, 0x130000-0x130fff:S, 0x131000-0x131fff:S, 0x132000-0x132fff:S, 0x133000-0x133fff:S, 0x134000-0x134fff:S, 0x135000-0x135fff:S, 0x136000-0x136fff:S, 0x137000-0x137fff:S, 0x138000-0x138fff:S, 0x139000-0x139fff:S, 0x13a000-0x13afff:S, 0x13b000-0x13bfff:S, 0x13c000-0x13cfff:S, 0x13d000-0x13dfff:S, 0x13e000-0x13efff:S, 0x13f000-0x13ffff:S, 0x140000-0x140fff:S, 0x141000-0x141fff:S, 0x142000-0x142fff:S, 0x143000-0x143fff:S, 0x144000-0x144fff:S, 0x145000-0x145fff:S, 0x146000-0x146fff:S, 0x147000-0x147fff:S, 0x148000-0x148fff:S, 0x149000-0x149fff:S, 0x14a000-0x14afff:S, 0x14b000-0x14bfff:S, 0x14c000-0x14cfff:S, 0x14d000-0x14dfff:S, 0x14e000-0x14efff:S, 0x14f000-0x14ffff:S, 0x150000-0x150fff:S, 0x151000-0x151fff:S, 0x152000-0x152fff:S, 0x153000-0x153fff:S, 0x154000-0x154fff:S, 0x155000-0x155fff:S, 0x156000-0x156fff:S, 0x157000-0x157fff:S, 0x158000-0x158fff:S, 0x159000-0x159fff:S, 0x15a000-0x15afff:S, 0x15b000-0x15bfff:S, 0x15c000-0x15cfff:S, 0x15d000-0x15dfff:S, 0x15e000-0x15efff:S, 0x15f000-0x15ffff:S, 0x160000-0x160fff:S, 0x161000-0x161fff:S, 0x162000-0x162fff:S, 0x163000-0x163fff:S, 0x164000-0x164fff:S, 0x165000-0x165fff:S, 0x166000-0x166fff:S, 0x167000-0x167fff:S, 0x168000-0x168fff:S, 0x169000-0x169fff:S, 0x16a000-0x16afff:S, 0x16b000-0x16bfff:S, 0x16c000-0x16cfff:S, 0x16d000-0x16dfff:S, 0x16e000-0x16efff:S, 0x16f000-0x16ffff:S, 0x170000-0x170fff:S, 0x171000-0x171fff:S, 0x172000-0x172fff:S, 0x173000-0x173fff:S, 0x174000-0x174fff:S, 0x175000-0x175fff:S, 0x176000-0x176fff:S, 0x177000-0x177fff:S, 0x178000-0x178fff:S, 0x179000-0x179fff:S, 0x17a000-0x17afff:S, 0x17b000-0x17bfff:S, 0x17c000-0x17cfff:S, 0x17d000-0x17dfff:S, 0x17e000-0x17efff:S, 0x17f000-0x17ffff:S, 0x180000-0x180fff:S, 0x181000-0x181fff:S, 0x182000-0x182fff:S, 0x183000-0x183fff:S, 0x184000-0x184fff:S, 0x185000-0x185fff:S, 0x186000-0x186fff:S, 0x187000-0x187fff:S, 0x188000-0x188fff:S, 0x189000-0x189fff:S, 0x18a000-0x18afff:S, 0x18b000-0x18bfff:S, 0x18c000-0x18cfff:S, 0x18d000-0x18dfff:S, 0x18e000-0x18efff:S, 0x18f000-0x18ffff:S, 0x190000-0x190fff:S, 0x191000-0x191fff:S, 0x192000-0x192fff:S, 0x193000-0x193fff:S, 0x194000-0x194fff:S, 0x195000-0x195fff:S, 0x196000-0x196fff:S, 0x197000-0x197fff:S, 0x198000-0x198fff:S, 0x199000-0x199fff:S, 0x19a000-0x19afff:S, 0x19b000-0x19bfff:S, 0x19c000-0x19cfff:S, 0x19d000-0x19dfff:S, 0x19e000-0x19efff:S, 0x19f000-0x19ffff:S, 0x1a0000-0x1a0fff:S, 0x1a1000-0x1a1fff:S, 0x1a2000-0x1a2fff:S, 0x1a3000-0x1a3fff:S, 0x1a4000-0x1a4fff:S, 0x1a5000-0x1a5fff:S, 0x1a6000-0x1a6fff:S, 0x1a7000-0x1a7fff:S, 0x1a8000-0x1a8fff:S, 0x1a9000-0x1a9fff:S, 0x1aa000-0x1aafff:S, 0x1ab000-0x1abfff:S, 0x1ac000-0x1acfff:S, 0x1ad000-0x1adfff:S, 0x1ae000-0x1aefff:S, 0x1af000-0x1affff:S, 0x1b0000-0x1b0fff:S, 0x1b1000-0x1b1fff:S, 0x1b2000-0x1b2fff:S, 0x1b3000-0x1b3fff:S, 0x1b4000-0x1b4fff:S, 0x1b5000-0x1b5fff:S, 0x1b6000-0x1b6fff:S, 0x1b7000-0x1b7fff:S, 0x1b8000-0x1b8fff:S, 0x1b9000-0x1b9fff:S, 0x1ba000-0x1bafff:S, 0x1bb000-0x1bbfff:S, 0x1bc000-0x1bcfff:S, 0x1bd000-0x1bdfff:S, 0x1be000-0x1befff:S, 0x1bf000-0x1bffff:S, 0x1c0000-0x1c0fff:S, 0x1c1000-0x1c1fff:S, 0x1c2000-0x1c2fff:S, 0x1c3000-0x1c3fff:S, 0x1c4000-0x1c4fff:S, 0x1c5000-0x1c5fff:S, 0x1c6000-0x1c6fff:S, 0x1c7000-0x1c7fff:S, 0x1c8000-0x1c8fff:S, 0x1c9000-0x1c9fff:S, 0x1ca000-0x1cafff:S, 0x1cb000-0x1cbfff:S, 0x1cc000-0x1ccfff:S, 0x1cd000-0x1cdfff:S, 0x1ce000-0x1cefff:S, 0x1cf000-0x1cffff:S, 0x1d0000-0x1d0fff:S, 0x1d1000-0x1d1fff:S, 0x1d2000-0x1d2fff:S, 0x1d3000-0x1d3fff:S, 0x1d4000-0x1d4fff:S, 0x1d5000-0x1d5fff:S, 0x1d6000-0x1d6fff:S, 0x1d7000-0x1d7fff:S, 0x1d8000-0x1d8fff:S, 0x1d9000-0x1d9fff:S, 0x1da000-0x1dafff:S, 0x1db000-0x1dbfff:S, 0x1dc000-0x1dcfff:S, 0x1dd000-0x1ddfff:S, 0x1de000-0x1defff:S, 0x1df000-0x1dffff:S, 0x1e0000-0x1e0fff:S, 0x1e1000-0x1e1fff:S, 0x1e2000-0x1e2fff:S, 0x1e3000-0x1e3fff:S, 0x1e4000-0x1e4fff:S, 0x1e5000-0x1e5fff:S, 0x1e6000-0x1e6fff:S, 0x1e7000-0x1e7fff:S, 0x1e8000-0x1e8fff:S, 0x1e9000-0x1e9fff:S, 0x1ea000-0x1eafff:S, 0x1eb000-0x1ebfff:S, 0x1ec000-0x1ecfff:S, 0x1ed000-0x1edfff:S, 0x1ee000-0x1eefff:S, 0x1ef000-0x1effff:EW, 0x1f0000-0x1f0fff:S, 0x1f1000-0x1f1fff:S, 0x1f2000-0x1f2fff:S, 0x1f3000-0x1f3fff:S, 0x1f4000-0x1f4fff:S, 0x1f5000-0x1f5fff:S, 0x1f6000-0x1f6fff:S, 0x1f7000-0x1f7fff:S, 0x1f8000-0x1f8fff:S, 0x1f9000-0x1f9fff:S, 0x1fa000-0x1fafff:S, 0x1fb000-0x1fbfff:S, 0x1fc000-0x1fcfff:S, 0x1fd000-0x1fdfff:S, 0x1fe000-0x1fefff:S, 0x1ff000-0x1fffff:W
Verifying flash... FAILED at 0x00000000! Expected=0x4c, Found=0xff, failed byte count from 0x00000000-0x001fffff: 0x41307
Your flash chip is in an unknown state.
At this point I can reassemble the machine and try to boot it up but only get a black screen. What happens is when I plug in power the PSU and battery light are on, then I press power button and the power, caps lock and num lock lights come on, then fan also starts to spin. After a second the numlock and caps lock go out, then after a few more seconds the fan stops. The power light stays on. What is interesting is that I now need to press the power button again to 'switch the machine off' and the power light go off. I can now press the power button again and repeat the above cycle.
So it seems that the system is turning on, but obviously not working correctly.
Any help is appreciated.