Hey mushy i would need your help and your skills with progskeet to possible unbricking my slim.
So first i haved a E3 and i doesn't get a good dump out of my 2004A. At least i wanted to update the E3 to the latest fw which should
have a better support for the Samsung NOR on 2004A slims. I decided to do this via usb connection cause i don't owned a micro sd to
this time. After successful update the flasher i wanted to disconnect the usb cable and touched the damn "unlock" switch.
This little nasty accident bricked the NOR and i was left with a flasher that dono read a bricked flash and a half dump of the samsung nor.
The dump is missing bootloader, have a 0 byte cvtrm and nearly all files of ROS1.
This mistake of a flasher called E3 should be get forbidden.
After a little research on the web i got the information that (it seems) my bootloader is still fine cause my slim still start but
stay with a black screen. So if you have a bootloader brick which is also called the second boot stage the console wouldn't stay on
and turn off by here self after a few seconds.
A vid of a guy i found on the web who flashed a bad dump on his bricked console which then turn off his self after a few seconds gaved me back a bit of hope.
The fact that my slim stays on for ever if i dono turn here off via the power button let me think that she maybe can be unbricked.
There for i sold the E3 and buyed a ProgSkeet.
I just would need a dump with bootloader and cvtrm and then i would be able to fix the dump with the other files of the E3 dump and unbrick my console. And there i'm. I've soldered the progskeet on the down site of the mainboard to the test points and modded the case and the shielding.
From the shielding i took the two blades off that secure the board of the clambs. Then i cut a square in the down side of the case.
Now everything fit's. And i can change the jumpers without disassambling the whole thing everytime.
Pics of my first mod i've done are attached. I'll do also pics of the mod now when i get back a mobile. Otherwise i would need to do the pics of my second attempt with the webcame and they are really crapy, so not worth to post them.
Ok back to topic, i don't get a useable dump out of the NOR. I'm on Win7 and tried any possible combination of the jumpers. The only thing i got is a few bytes of some core os files in the middle of the dump near to the 8mb. Everything else is just 0 bytes.
I compared the bytes of the progskeet dump with the one of the E3 dump. There for i know that thoes bytes i have are from core os files. It's like 2 half core os files. And the strange thing is that the last bytes of the core os files with progskeet dump does end on the exact same offset like from the E3 dump.
Do i need to prog the progbits to the progskeet? I haven't done this. And which OS do you use, would it be better to use WinXP?
I also tried YASkeet but got the same result.
Also strange is it doesn't matter if i use the chip only with usb vcc or with 3,3v of the mainboard and it doesn't matter if i close R11,R9, let them open them or just use one of both. It's every time the same result. No errors during reading.
The short test also doesn't really work for me. I got every time a other result when i close or open a jumper and every time it tells me that i have shorts. But i have measured everything for minimum 7 times and the connections are fine. It even gives me shorts on GP4 and up to GP15 but they are not used.
With time now i think the slim is death and will rest in pace.
Thx in advance.