| Posted 04/07/13 at 10:06 PM||Reply with quote #16 |
Originally Posted by merkin
All he is gonna do is remove the flash with proper smd rework station and externally re-program the bootloader, than re-solder flash and load firmware via RS232.
Who is the person that will do this & for how much?
| Posted 04/08/13 at 07:17 AM||Reply with quote #17 |
|£29.99 which works out to about $50 plus postage to UK which is +/- $20 each way.|
Still cheaper than a new box if it works.
| Posted 04/13/13 at 12:41 PM||Reply with quote #18 |
Just an update for anyone who is interested.
merkin was on the money.
The guy pulls out the flash, reprograms it and puts it back in the unit. From what I understand this is the same thing AZ does if you send the box back to them.
Since he is in UK it is cost prohibitive to ship and have to deal with customs. He advised that he just purchased an IC programmer and is going to source a replacement flash chip, program with oem software and send to me.
I have been practicing my soldering skills on some old PC boards and will tackle the process with my Elite+ when I get the replacement flash chip.
I will post an update once I get it up and running if anyone is interested in doing the same.