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Old 10-04-2014, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Suggestions which FLASH programmer to buy...

Hello,

I need to buy a USB FLASH programmer to erase, program and test 4GB (32Gbx1) K9GAG08U0E-PCB0 TSOP48 NAND FLASH chips and 512KB (4Mbx1) MX25L4006EM1I-12G serial FLASH 8pin SOP chips. Most of all I need comprehensive testing of these chips so I can manage which ones are bad. I have hundreds of these chips removed from bad tablet mainboards...

I found this cheap programmer on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171341819315...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

What do you think of it? Is this programmer and it's software capable of testing/programming my chips, especially 4GB NAND flash TSOP48??

Any help and suggestion is more than welcome.

Thanks!

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Old 10-06-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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Anyone? Please...

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Old 10-07-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Have a look at the EEVblog - there's a huge thread there about it
I bought mine from Amazon.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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Chriso, thank you for the link. Well, is a 39 pages thread, so I suppose answer to my question won't be so easy ;-) Actually, I'm not quite optimistic about this programmer is capable of programing 4GB NAND flash chips...

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Old 10-10-2014, 02:27 AM   #5
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i have the TL866 with many adapters and it is working fine, the released the 6.1 version now. It is simple tu use
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:46 AM   #6
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rtstorm, did you try to erase, program and test large TSOP48 4GB NAND flash chips?
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #7
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i did not, most of the time i use them to flash notebook bios. But i also use on MAXIM 29LV008CBTC-70G FLASH MEMORY chip and its doing great.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:06 PM   #8
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Stilling running a parallel-port based Willem here... I don't use it much!
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:07 PM   #9
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Stilling running a parallel-port based Willem here... I don't use it much!
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:16 PM   #10
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It works - when you load the right program version.
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but it's like, 1hour per chip or something from what i remember!!!
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I guess it would be slower than a USB one. But I haven't seen anything take 1 hour though... but I haven't tried anything over 16Mbit IIRC, which took a few minutes. Most chips I do are very small and are under a minute.

I don't even know if it supports anything really huge.. I doubt it.
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i'm doing a lot of 32Mbit chips, and i'm glad i'm using a 48XP to do them!
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i'm doing a lot of 32Mbit chips, and i'm glad i'm using a 48XP to do them!
Well, I'm talking about 32Gbit... :-)

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if you just want to do serial nandflash,
you can use a modified xd-picturecard reader.

those are just nandflash
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yes yes! but how you read the dam HEX file!
my head hurts! pfffff
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you mean how to read the chip?
well use linux and use the DD command to copy the whole device as sectors to a file.

or there are windows programs to do it, but i cant remember the name.

keep in mind, you probably cant make sense of the dump, it's only good for cloning.
most serial flash uses some type of filesystem.
if you dont know the detail you cant mount it and mess with the content.

also, writing to flash with errors may be an issue because the error mapping may clash with the dump.

these issues arent related to xd-hacks, but effect *all* nandflash programmers.
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SmartPro X8 😉
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Whichever one has the best software or support. All the fancy hardware in the world won't do anything if they decide to release only some shitty software that only works in Windows 95 or something.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/TNM-2000-USB...-/321207236799
There is a 5000 model also.
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