NORwegian Teensy PS3 NAND/NOR Downgraders (Socket, Clip, and Ultimate)

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  1. Zeigren
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    I've been working on a couple of custom boards to aid in PS3 downgrading.

    So far I've made the NORwegian Teensy Socket Edition, which I made a GitHub wiki for if you're interested in more info about it https://github.com/Zeigren/NORwegianTeensy/wiki/NORwegian-Teensy-Socket-Edition

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    Essentially it makes it easier to downgrade both NAND and NOR PS3s. Just desolder the NAND or NOR, plop it in the matching socket, and use the Teensy++ 2.0 with NANDway or NORway to downgrade.

    I'm also working on a Ultimate and a Clip Edition. The Ultimate Edition has the two sockets and supports four different clip styles: NOR E3 Flasher Clip, NOR 360 Uni Clip, NAND 360 Uni Clip, and NAND 32pin 360 clip. It has also been designed so it can be powered using a microUSB cable with a 2 Amp phone charger.

    The Clip Edition is the same as the Ultimate Edition, but without the two sockets.

    I have the schematics for those all set I'm just working on doing the actual board layouts. I'm trying to see if I can get away with using a two layer PCB for the Clip Edition, but I for sure am going to have to use a four layer for the Ultimate. There are just way too many signal traces.
     
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    Looks nice. If I didn’t already own an E3 then I would have bought this. However, you mention desoldering the nand / nor? Do you mean on your board or the PS3 motherboard?
     
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    So it's not actually made by a Norwegian? I am disappointed :(
     
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    Yeah I'm kind of late to the game with this. On the PS3 motherboard.

    Unfortunately no, I'm not a Norwegian :P I have Norwegian ancestors but they would have been like my great-great-great grandparents lol
     
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    It certainly looks very sweet, however I don't think you'd get much movement from it as desoldering the NAND isn't something that a lot of people do.
    Only the hardcore modders who have plenty of experience with it will do it.

    Still, it is a very neat solution!
    One which also could be used to swap out chips with a lot of bad blocks.
     
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    That's pretty much why I'm going to make the clip edition, that and I'm having fun designing these boards :P
     
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    Looks super interesting ! I gave up on the PS3 scene, and haven't touched my PS3 for years now. I would definitely buy one if you manage to do the clip version !
     
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    You should design something that'll easily lift off the IHS of the CPU and GPU.
    It would save a lot of PS3's from a early YLOD and possible death.
     
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    I know they have delidders for regular PC CPUs. Maybe those could be used/modified. I technically could design and make one but I have zero experience actual getting something like that made and I don't own any equipment to churn that stuff out on my own.

    EDIT: Just ordered the clip edition boards! They're quite a bit more complex then my socket edition boards so hopefully everything works on them the first time lol. I added a little surprise to the board that I think everyone will like :P
     
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    Here it is!

    The NORwegian Teensy Clip Edition!

    It can:
    READ/WRITE NANDs WITH THE E3 NOR CLIP
    READ/WRITE NORs WITH THE E3 NOR CLIP
    Read/write NANDs with the 360 clip (32 pin)
    Read/write NANDs with the NAND UNI Clip (48 pin)
    Read/write NANDs with the NOR UNI Clip (56 pin)
    Read/write NORs with the NOR UNI Clip (56 pin)
    Can be powered over microUSB with a 2 amp phone charger, no external power supply needed

    Instead of using GitHub wiki I moved everything over to GitHub pages
    https://zeigren.github.io/
    Which contains more info about both boards, and is where I'll post further stuff I'm working on (I'll post here too)
    BUT ALSO
    I made a guide on how to use both boards. It's a work in progress, but it's mostly there.
    Even though it's geared towards my boards a bunch of it is useful for anyone downgrading, especially using a Teensy.
     
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    Nice, price?
     
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