Couple questions about acekards internals and unbricking

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by DeadlyFoez, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. DeadlyFoez
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    Well, in a video I just saw that the Acekard has a tsop48 chip in it, most likely to hold the firmware. I keep hearing about people bricking them and sometimes being completely unrecoverable.

    Being that I am the infectus master around here, I figured "Hey, why not see if I can dump the firmware from the flash". So first off, before I go and start prying open my kids Acekards and screwing with them, could someone please tell me the numbers written on the flash chip on the inside of the acekard and I will start my research from there.

    Maybe if I can screw around with this then I might be able to help come up with a way to unbrick these things when they are unrecoverable by other means.

    Thank you
     
  2. dreamchaserGR

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    My Acekard 2i has this chip on it:

    EON EN29LV160BB-70TIP
    186127B
    0842TDA

    and here's its datasheet

    Hope it helps.
     
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    Thank you very much.

    Well, after a quick glance of the datasheet I know that I can not use the infectus to dump that flash chip. It seems to be more like NOR flash memory.
     
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    Can tell you just from the part number its a 2MB NOR chip. 160 = 16megabit

    I can dump this chip if someone wants to research this or has a dead one they want to send for testing - can have it back if its revived.
     

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