Questions about BIOS hotswap...

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Oct 8, 2008
  1. Searinox
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    Which exactly is the BIOS chip??? I was looking for pics on SCDev I consistently found that the removable piece into which the black(wireless) wire is the BIOS. Is this really true?

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    Is THAT the Nintendo DS BIOS? I have a flashed DS I don't care about and want to sell and a non-flashed one that I want to keep but... don't really feel like installing FlashMe. Would opening up the DS and swapping the BIOS modules be a safer alternative to flashing? Also, will that reset my NDS ID for WiFi?
     
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    Two days have passed... anyone? Please?
     
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    A minor distinction but:
    The BIOS is a read only section containing various functions used by the DS.
    The firmware is a writeable section distinct from the BIOS acting almost like a tiny flash cart storing programs (download play and pictochat) and operating system storage.

    As it stands I can not recall any motherboard layout guides (I vaguely recall some from when the DS was first released (way prior to darkfader getting homebrew running) but as that is a lite....).

    The way I see it is that if you are planning to swap chips you are going to have to pull the case apart, if you are doing that why not bridge the section properly (conductive pen or something) and have no problems with bridging the wrong section (the minor danger present if you do not follow the instructions when flashing your DS).
     
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    personally i think its safer to flash the ds than interchange that chip.
     
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    Yes you can swap them! The FlashMe part is there. I tried doing that today and it worked.
     
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    Are you asking that for real??? or is this some kind of bad joke.

    You say that you want to open the case, desolder the wires, exchange the flashchip, solder, put everything back together instead of using flashme??

    And BTW you only really need flashme if you want to use ancient slot2 cards.

    a really, really strange post [​IMG]
     
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    You don't need to desolder you n00b! I bet you've haven't opened a DS Lite in your life! I have done this with 3 DS Lite's and all work.

    P.S. I do want you to try flashing it, brick it then let me fix it [​IMG] . lol.
     
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    speaking on nintendo DS hardware, is it possable to put a better wifi att. in there?
     
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    Your best bet is to get a DSPhat. It has better wifi strength.
     

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