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    If you are not up it then don't start, it is a tedious job to do this especially with the new mobo's.
    If you really want to do it then just take out a multi meter and trace back from the nand to the vias.
    Best would be to take a picture, print it and write down the Infectus letters next to the vias you need.
    I just take out the complete nand and put it on a special wii mobo I have now at home. And then flash the whole thing. Much easier then getting the infectus hooked up to each bricked wii everytime
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    0xFBFB ?

    Me again. Another bricked Wii here today. Badly. But fortunately the owner had the foresight to dump his nand to SD and he gave it to me.

    So, confident from the last attempt I soldered all the wires in place (which went really fast, getting the hang of it now ). Did a test for shorts just to be sure. Doublechecked the positions, 3 ground wires.

    Then hooked up the tray, pressed down on my little switch to gnd d0 and switched on the Wii. All good so far, plug in usb cable in PC, start nand flasher, detects the Infectus. I select the infectus.. and it can't identify the nand chip !

    I try a lot of times (plug in/plug out the usbcable), but everytime an Unknown flashid. Mostly 0xFBFB.

    Thinking it might be the flatcable, I wiggle it a bit (with it hooked up to the PC.. I know.. not the smartest move..) and the programmer part (where you plug in the miniusb connection) turns red instead of green

    Soooo.. I try a few more times, still Unknown flashid. Finally I decide to edit the .typ file for the hell of it and I try to dump it. Of course, nothing (all FBFBFBFBFBF....).

    I'm writing it now with the nand dump the customer gave me, but I'm thinking it won't do much.

    Any help welcome. What did I do wrong ? Botched soldered job ? (and I know I shouldn't have wiggled the flatcable with the stuff turned on, but I'll just buy a new one.. provided I can figure out what exactly went wrong to begin with ..)

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    what nand is on the board? it could just be one wire that is not connected correctly to the nand to give you a wrong flashid. Happens to me too.
    Just double check all the connections from the infectus to the vias. That is what I always do to see if all connections are correctly made.
    And which version of mobo do you have? Not that it matters much but the rev 40 is slightly different for the nand flashing in the way the nand is put on the board
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    what nand is on the board? it could just be one wire that is not connected correctly to the nand to give you a wrong flashid. Happens to me too.
    Just double check all the connections from the infectus to the vias. That is what I always do to see if all connections are correctly made.
    And which version of mobo do you have? Not that it matters much but the rev 40 is slightly different for the nand flashing in the way the nand is put on the board
    I thought it was the Hynix 512mb. Will doublecheck everything tonight.
    Where can I see the version of the mobo ? Is it that thing that's printed on the backside ?
    (at my daytime job now, so can't check the board at this moment). Was an LEF112 though, maybe that's enough info ?

    Should I be worried about the red light on the programmer ? (I reprogrammed the Infectus2 last night but the red light didn't go away).

    btw. The flash of the original nand image the customer provided didn't do anything. Still a black screen (drive spins), so I figure it didn't write correctly or even at all

    btw.2. Got a link for a via diagram, so I can check the connections from the infectus to the vias ? NEVER MIND, got it : http://www.customtechnologiesnh.com/...ing/viamap.jpg (I'll leave the link here, might be helpful for others).
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    The revision number is next to the SD slot. Pretty hard to miss
    LEF112 is probably a rev20 board so still the old layout style no problems with that.
    The red light on your programmer, I have no clue. I think I am even going to remove the cable clip on my infectus and solder the usb connector straight on. Saves me the trouble of the wire. Hate that thing.
    If you cannot read your flash id, then you better not flash as something is wrong somewhere. Also first try to flash a couple of blocks before you flash the complete nand. Or you need to provide proper cooling to the CPUs, they tend to get bloody hot....
    I have that image on my hdd and printed at home, not that I need it anymore, I know them all by heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    The revision number is next to the SD slot. Pretty hard to miss
    LEF112 is probably a rev20 board so still the old layout style no problems with that.
    The red light on your programmer, I have no clue. I think I am even going to remove the cable clip on my infectus and solder the usb connector straight on. Saves me the trouble of the wire. Hate that thing.
    If you cannot read your flash id, then you better not flash as something is wrong somewhere. Also first try to flash a couple of blocks before you flash the complete nand. Or you need to provide proper cooling to the CPUs, they tend to get bloody hot....
    I have that image on my hdd and printed at home, not that I need it anymore, I know them all by heart.
    Update.

    Turned out point '2' was not making a connection. I fixed this quickly by soldering a wire to the VIA point. After that I did the same procedure in pressing switch to ground D0, turn on Wii, plug in usb and start Nand Flasher.

    Press connect. Unknown flashid.
    Press disconnect, press connect. Unknown flashid (0xFFFF).
    Press disconnect, press connect.. bingo ! Did a few dumps to see there was actually data dumped (and the same ), and that was ok. Flashed the entire bootmii nanddump. Put the wireless and bluetooth modules back on the board and tested the Wii. Still a black screen :s

    Decided to dump the nand again, to compare it to the bootmii dump. And there were differences. Blocks (704 dec in length) with FFFFFFFF's where the bootmii dump had actually data. Flashed again, dumped again.. and the same differences

    So, I then decided to remove the via wire and redo the soldering. Did that, checked the via points to make sure soldering was good, checked for shorts.. all good.

    Press connect. Unknown flashid. (0xCBCB)
    Press disconnect, press connect. Unknown flashid (0xFFFF).
    Press disconnect, press connect.. and it finds the nand ! Did a few dumps again of the first 8 blocks. All identical. Then wrote the first 8 blocks of the bootmii dump and dumped it again. Identical

    Then wrote the entire bootmii nand again.. tested.. and black screen

    (fwiw : the tray flashed blue).

    So, apart from ordering a new infectus2 (remember the red light I now have on my programmer), I'm all out of ideas..

    I'm using 3 ground wires already. My q wire is short (like the others), but could this be related to the problems I'm having (I've read about using a long wire ? How long is long and could this help ?).

    Help me out here, this shit is driving me crazy (and getting more and more sleep deprived each day )

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    My Q wire is very long (about 4-5 times longer than the rest) and works without a problem.
    Did one yesterday without noticable issues. I don't think your infectus is acting up but you have a not very good connection somewhere.
    What I always do when I flash a complete nand is to flash for an hour then start again.
    It goes quicker when all the blocks are the same so the programmer does not flash
    Or you can try to use xavprog 1.0.0.7 to flash.
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    New infectus2 is on its way, but you're probably right about a not very good connection. Too bad I can't determine which one, since the via continiuity checks are all good.

    I'll clean it up, and resolder again with new wires. I think I have to concentrate on getting a good flashid the first time. Having to disconnect/connect for three times doesn't feel good

    What I still find most frustrating is that flashing and dumping of 8 blocks is no problem at all, but a complete bootmii dump seems to have intermittent failures.

    The default 1024 blocks is not enough to write a complete nand dump, I have calculated the dec ending offset of the nanddump file and entered that so it would flash it completely. Kind of funny to see it go 1024/1024, 1025/1024, etc..

    Anyway, thanks for the help again, really like how you don't give up on us 'prutsers'

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    You will need to change your xml file for the hynix chip and this program since there are 4096 block instead of 1024.
    I did the same thing. Don't think I don't have any problems during flashing. Some are easier than others.
    Still figuring out why it does not work on some chips. However I just take a different nand chip that will flash and continue using that one
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