Originally Posted by sustmi";p="
Summary of the problem:
- after update to wrong firmware the capacity went from 2GB to 1GB.
- only 1GB firmware booted well
- with 1GB firmware only one of two NAND chips was accessible
whole problem description:
The problem was that the second NAND flash chip contained wrong data.
But I found the way how to erase both chips and load the firmware to the clean memory.
The chip can be erased by special SCSI command.
1.) Get the SCSI Utility
2.) Connect the player to PC and initiate the Recovery Mode with updater.sb that works (in my case it was 1GB firmware v006.003.260)
3.) Run the SCSI Utility
and press F5 to refresh list of connected devices
4.) Right-click on the player in the list and choose "Execute Custom CDB"
5.) Then fill the table with these values:
BYTE 0: c0
BYTE 1: 7
BYTE 2: 0
BYTE 3: 0
BYTE 4: 0
BYTE 5: 0
Other cells leave blank, so the CDB Size will be 6.
(Values are in the hexadecimal form.)
6.) Then press Execute, accept the warning and wait a moment (10 sec.).
Now the first chip is clean.
The problem is that when you have 2 chips.
You must do a "reconnection" in order to access the second chip. But don't worry, it isn't so hard as it sounds. :wink:
1.) You must disassemble the player
2.) Check the NAND chip (there is only one physical flash chip, but it consists of 2 separate logical chips)
3.) Google the datasheet for you memory chip.
4.) Now you must short-cut (make a connection) the CE1 (Chip Enable 1) pin to Vcc=3.3V (if it is the specific voltage for 'logical one') to disable the first chip.
5.) Short-cut the CE2 (Chip Enable 2) pin to Vss=0V (GND) to enable the second chip.
6.) Do the erase process with the SCSI Utility
again, now with the second chip.
7.) Remove the wires (the shortage).
Now you can boot (initiate Recovery Mode) with the 2GB uploader.sb and flash the 2GB firmware (select the Format Data Area in the flasher utility).
This is how I did it. Now I have whole 2GB of capacity back.
Maybe it should be enough to erase only the first chip. I have erased both and it works.
Example NAND flash datasheet:
Complete list of SCSI commands:
If you have any questions, please ask. If you really want I can take some photos of the process.