Unbrick Viper Extreme

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Champ71
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Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Champ71 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:37 am

Hello, before all, I want to apologize for my English, I am French and speak very bad English: /

I think I bricked my Viper Extreme by wanting to update the bios from a PC in Windows 10. The USB connection was lost during the update and the console does not even start (Led ok but the fan does not rotate)

Do you know if there is possiblity to unbricked the chip from a PC or some other way?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:18 pm

If the fan doesn't spin, your problems are bigger than the Viper being bricked. Which LED is turning on?
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Champ71 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:44 pm

I just checked and the fan is running, the led also lights up. I had to be too pissed when it happened to me to see the fan turning :/

When I power-on gamecube, i have nothing on screen, just black screen.

I have test with 2 USB adapter and i have the same thing on my PC :

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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:33 pm

Ok, this sounds like a bad flash. Use an older machine (XP or something) to reflash it if you can. I don't really know much about the Viper, I only have a Qoob Pro. You should consider using iplboot in case that wasn't what you were trying to flash to it, I've added Viper support a while ago and it's been tested by someone so it should work.
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Champ71 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:44 pm

I just tested on a Windows XP and I have the following error messages:

With Viper Flasher USB:
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With Cobra Manager:
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I have positioned the switches as specified !

I think this is not good sign :(
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Can you try with the parallel flasher?
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Champ71 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:11 am

No, I can not: / I just have 2 USB flashers, no parallel flashing.

I think I will replace the Viper chip with a XenoGC. Unless the Viper can still be bought?

Anyway, thanks for your help and your time.
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:45 am

You're welcome. Sad that you can't get it to work.
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Re: Unbrick Viper Extreme

Post by MarcoEagleEye » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:36 pm

would you sell your Viper ?
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