Hacking Question TegraRCMgui can only read 4 of 16 bytes of device ID?

frognettle

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Hello all.

I'm having trouble when using TegraRCMgui to check if my switch is patched. I'm getting the following error:
Trouble with TegraRcmGUI reading device ID

>Was only able to read 4 out of 16 bytes of device id
Error while injecting payload (RC=-7)

Could this be the usb cable? I did try 3 separate cables, but I can't say if they're of good quality.

Any thoughts?
 

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what jig are you using also if its home made that might be an issue where its not bridging the correct contacts
If this would be the case, the rcm wouldn't be triggered...
 

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You can check your serialnumber. See here or try this website. Which payload do you use?

According to the link you gave me, my switch is definitely patched. I was using the"fusee_test.bin" payload

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what jig are you using also if its home made that might be an issue where its not bridging the correct contacts

I made a paperclip jig to jump the first and last pins following a guide. I could try again, but I'm pretty sure I was able to enter RCM with it.
 

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Well if it's patched that's it for that switch. Also paperclips bad idea overall.
Green Joy-Con D-Pad Shells for Nintendo Switch
this is what I made dvd case spine and some thin usb wire. Perfect thickness. Pin 1 and 10 notched for the wire to sit in.

That's a clever design.

The paperclip jig was made with help from a guide on these forums (can't link it since I'm still a new member).

Are there drawbacks to the paperclip method?
 

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Are there drawbacks to the paperclip method?
Here and here. But both methods are not longer recommended because we have proper jigs. Paper clip and cable were "emergency solutions" or "temporary solutions" better said, because in the beginning there was no such thing as jigs.
 

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Paperclips are too thick and could damage the pins on the switch unit. The dvd case I used was the right thickness to fit in without any pressure on the pin spacer but allowed the wire to make contact perfectly . Ive only used it like 3 times though during getting mods up and running then just used autorcm
 
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