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Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:42 pm

So...finally i got to this again...and got maaad in 20mins :P
So i'm trying to flash the filesystem of my viper extreme. both of the dip switches on OFF, programming cable not plugged in, adapter plugged into the serial port.

cobra manager connects to it, i add a file (ANY file, from the smallest theme to swiss) and it starts flashing and the bar doesn't move anymore. after some time an error pops up: usb adapter wasn't found anymore or something like that, sounds like a timeout

anybody else with problems like this???
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:52 pm

Here's a Screenshot of the error
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:53 pm

I assume you have the Gamecube turned on too? try another chip if you have it, but I assume you've also tried, another USB cable, triple checked connections/etc?

Can you boot this Viper up on the GC?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:41 am

yep, Viper boots fine, i can use the cobra bios etc etc, tried 3 usb cables yadda yadda :/
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by yamaharacer » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:47 pm

the dip switches are set correctly? only on cobra 2.1 it isnt nesseccary to change the switch position with other bios <cobra 2.1 you need to change the position.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:55 pm

as emu suggested on IRC, that the ribbon cable should be attached, too didn't help either :(

yamaharacer, see my first post: both dip switches OFF, so yeah. set correctly.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by yamaharacer » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:10 pm

http://www.modcontrol.com/Board/gamecub ... eview.html

"Vorher wird Dip 2 auf „On“ gestellt, um den Programmiermodus zu aktivieren."


for the people who dont speak German. the link is a review of the viper gc extreme. it shows how people can flash their viper chip. and it says that die second dip swith needs to switch on to enable the programm mode. so you should be able to flash your viper.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:47 pm

well, thats for flashing the bios

i'm using cobra manager to flash dols into the flash of the viper, not a bios.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by yamaharacer » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:53 pm

doesnt matter. which bios are you using at the moment? the only bios you dont need to change the dip switch is cobra 2.1. for the rest you need to change also for flashing the flash of the viper. i have had the same error on my windows 7 pc with xp mode. after i have used anonter xp pc, chorter usb cable and switched the dip to on everything works for me.


edit: try flasher 1.0 maybe this would solve the problem.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:27 pm

i'm using 2.1 and i'm using the manager, not the flasher.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by yamaharacer » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:10 am

sorry my mistake. i meant you should try the 1.0 manager not flasher.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:45 am

yamaharacer wrote:sorry my mistake. i meant you should try the 1.0 manager not flasher.
i think i'm using that one. there's a different one?!
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by Dragoon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:00 pm

I have the same error I guess it's a too big DOL.
I also tried a different USB adapter but got the same result :?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:08 pm

Dragoon wrote:I have the same error I guess it's a too big DOL.
I also tried a different USB adapter but got the same result :?
as i said, it doesnt matter which DOL i use.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by Dragoon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:10 pm

I can atleast write some DOL's to it, maybe we could write some program to keep te connection alive.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by R3dfaction » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:50 pm

I'd like to add as well that my Viper USB adapter is not detected at all in my pc, which leaves me burning media just to flash dols, how did you get yours to write dragoon?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:11 pm

i still need to try that, burn dols and then flash...

speaking of that, is it even possible to "copy" DOLs from a DVD to the Vipers flash?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by Dragoon » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:39 pm

R3dfaction wrote:I'd like to add as well that my Viper USB adapter is not detected at all in my pc, which leaves me burning media just to flash dols, how did you get yours to write dragoon?
You need to install the driver wich comes with it. (fx2install.ini or something like that, should be in the viper thread)
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by doktor_krotch » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:20 am

Yeah, I used to have this problem too. I never worked out what the problem is. I think that there's a problem with the cobra manager program because all the other programs (dumping games, etc) worked properly with the usb adapter after a clean install of cobra 2.1.

It is possible to copy dols from dvd to flash.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by Dragoon » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:40 am

@doktor_krotch you need to acces the dvd and press X to copy the DOL right?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:21 am

doktor_krotch wrote:Yeah, I used to have this problem too. I never worked out what the problem is. I think that there's a problem with the cobra manager program because all the other programs (dumping games, etc) worked properly with the usb adapter after a clean install of cobra 2.1.

It is possible to copy dols from dvd to flash.
hm, never even tried other programs :P i should do that
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by infact » Mon May 02, 2011 12:51 am

liquitt, do you still have this problem? Or got it solved?

Just installed a new viper gc extreme and cobra manager is working fine here.

Does Cobra show "Viper USB Adapter detected" under "Version Info" second page?
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Mon May 02, 2011 6:07 am

infact wrote:liquitt, do you still have this problem? Or got it solved?

Just installed a new viper gc extreme and cobra manager is working fine here.

Does Cobra show "Viper USB Adapter detected" under "Version Info" second page?
yes i do and yes it does :(

guess i'll re-solder everything once i get around to it....
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Got my Viper GC Extreme working!

Post by Riku64 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:11 am

Sorry to bump an old topic, just wanted to share my experience with flashing the Viper.

After soldering again and again, wondering why the viper flasher froze on writing.
I successfully flashed the viper, and it boots wonderfully.

Using the "ViperUSBWin7Driver.zip" resulted in freezing the viper flashing program while writing.
Then I tried another Netbook with the driver and flasher from "ViperFlasherUSB10.zip" with Cobra 1.5,
and it flashed perfectly. :lol:

Have yet to try backups, but I'm happy it finally works, and after all the soldering, I haven't ruined my gamecube. :)
Word to the wise, if you can obtain a nice soldering station ( Like I did after pulling my hair out with the radio crap iron. :shock: ) Your hair will thank you. 10 second heat up versus 4 minutes, you do the math, Soldering Station + You = Zero Bald Spots. Cheapo Soldering Iron + You = Gamecube thrown out the window.

Just my opinion! :mrgreen:

Also, Thanks for all the files! ;)
P.S.: Those thin fragile ribbon cables are a pain in the groin.
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Re: Viper GC Extreme USB Adapter problems

Post by liquitt » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:19 am

moved post here
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