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by sofakng
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Gotcha, thanks for the information.

I'll need to check on the blue LED and see what that shows. Should that be lit regardless of any programming? (ie. blank chip) If so, that should be a quick way to see if the chip/board is completely dead or not.
by sofakng
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

emu_kidd, do you have any ideas on my situation/problem I described above? Basically I have a Viper GC Extreme that I can't program (and I've tried everything) and the GameCube doesn't boot to any Cobra BIOS so either the chip is blank and the programmer is broken, or maybe the chip is dead but I ca...
by sofakng
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

I still can't get my Viper GC Extreme programmed after many months...

Would either of you loan me your USB programmer, or let me send you my chip and see if it can be programmed? I'm not sure if my programmer or chip is broken :(
by sofakng
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

So the guy I purchased it from refunded my money and said to just keep the chip. I'm pretty much done trying to get it working, but does anybody have another working chip and programmer that could test and program my chip? I can send prepaid shipping envelopes and also $20 extra for the effort. Let ...
by sofakng
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks. I noticed DA15 right after the pictures were taken and I fixed it. I've also tried this chip on two different Gamecube motherboards. Also, that solder job was a little quick and dirty because I've desoldered those points several times. Here are some more recent pictures of a much cleaner sol...
by sofakng
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

I've attached two pictures of my install. If anybody has any last minute ideas please let me know ASAP. Otherwise I'm going to return this Gamecube with the chip to the person I bought it from. EDIT: These pictures were taken after I removed the heatsink and disconnected the DVD drive cable to get b...
by sofakng
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Yeah... the blue tape side is facing away from the board and the other side is making contact with the board. (like this picture: http://ngc.scorpei.com/post2_images/sec ... w(big).jpg)

I've also purchased new FFC cables from Amazon (0.5mm pitch, 14 pin) and they also don't help.
by sofakng
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

The console is turned on, dip switch 1 is off and dip switch 2 is on.
by sofakng
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks Gizmo. I'm completely out of ideas and thinking either my programmer or Viper Extreme chip is permanently dead. I've tried my Win 10 x64 machine (driver signature disabled) and many VMs (WinXP, Win7 x86, Win7 x64, etc). Every single OS installs the driver successfully but then the flash says ...
by sofakng
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks. I think most of my attempts had the programmer outside of the GameCube.

The FFC (flexible flat cable) connects the programmer/serial board to the actual Viper Extreme so I’m almost positive it’s required.
by sofakng
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

I'm still having problems with my Viper Extreme. I still can't determine if the chip/programmer is bad or something else is wrong. Does the programmer need to be plugged into the serial port to program the chip? Obviously the FFC cable needs to be connected between the chip and programmer but does t...
by sofakng
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Alright, I'm about to give up. I purchased this Viper GC Extreme already installed in a Gamecube (on eBay) and the owner said he used backups before and it worked. I can't get it to play backups and it doesn't start to the Cobra menu either. I've tried to hold X and/or Y during boot to force the Cob...
by sofakng
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks for the reply. Which OS did you use and which drivers?

Also, does it matter if the programmer is plugged into the expansion port or not? I thought all that was required was dip switch 2 being on?
by sofakng
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks for the replies. @Streetwalker, yes the USB Serial Port device does disappear if I unplug it. @GizmoTheGreen/@StreetWalker, I've installed Windows XP 32-bit on VMware Fusion and it still doesn't work. However, the drivers did install without any problems and I didn't have the extra driver but...
by sofakng
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

I'm having a problem getting the programmer to work. I've tried multiple drivers from the first post but I'm still having problems. I'm running Windows 10 (x64) and have disabled driver signing. I was able to install a driver for "Viper USB Adapter" and it shows the device is working. However, I hav...
by sofakng
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks very much!
by sofakng
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

Thanks very much! I thought there was a "firmware" and a "BIOS" and they were different.

It sounds like there is only a BIOS image which I could use Cobra or the IPLBOOT (which just launches ipl.dol from the sd card).

Do I understand everything correctly?
by sofakng
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62714

Re: Viper GC

I’ve just purchased a GameCube with a Viper GC Extreme already installed but I have a few questions: 1) What firmware/version should I use? 2) Are there any instructions for automatically booting into Swiss? (I know there is a special DOL in the Swiss package but not sure how to install/flash it?) I...