- Feb 25, 2011
- Z390 Designare
- Vega 56
- Mobile Phone
Hi Casey,While most folks have flashed the controller successfully, there have been a few accidents that have left the board permanently damaged. These accidents all had one thing in common:
- When attaching or detaching the 8-pin SOIC clip to the Winbond chip, a nearby surface mount device was accidentally dislodged.
- To avoid this problem, the following guidelines are absolutely and unequivocally critical:
- You must have excellent near-sightedness.
- If you wear corrective lenses to see distant objects, remove those lenses and use your natural near-sightedness.
- If you are far sighted and need corrective lenses to view nearby objects, determine whether you can see objects clearly when they are only 2 inches away from your eyes. If you cannot do this, please enlist the help of someone who can.
- When attaching and detaching the spring-loaded 8-pin SOIC clip to the Winbond chip, use very steady hands and gentle motions. Position the clip directly over the chip and move it up-and-down over the chip. Never move it side-to-side otherwise nearby components can be hit and dislodged.
Yes it can certainly be undone. We first extract three copies of the original firmware, compare their checksums and then flash the modified version. We can flash any of the three copies of the original firmware back to the chip at any time.
I know this is an rather old reply I decided to skip Big Sur and try my luck with Monterey.
I did a clean install of Monterey 12.1 with OC 0.7.6, installed the latest MOTU drivers for my MOTU 16A (drivers are supported for Monterey) but I still have the same issue as I had in the beginning of 2021, the device is not recognised.
I still have a good stable system on Catalina and don't want to mess that up and feel slightly anxious about bricking it by flashing the TB firmware... Have there been any new developments? Any suggestions on what I could try to make it work? Haven't really followed along last year.
After watching this video on how the procedure works, I think I might take the plunge and try it.
I’ve ordered an SOIC8 clip and just wanted to verify what needs to be done before I start.
I don’t have an add-in thunderbolt card, so I want to flash the Winbond chip on the back of the z390 designare motherboard. Do I take this firmware?
And then use Option 1 from this post to generate the ssdt?
- Give the file an appropriate name such as: SSDT-TB3-DROM-HOTPLUG.aml.
- Any name is okay as long as it begins with SSDT-
- However, download SSDT-DTPG.aml from the bottom of this guide.
- Both SSDT files must be copied to the CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder (for CLOVER users) or OC/ACPI folder (for OpenCore users).
- flash the firmware
- go here: https://hackindrom.zapto.org
- Create the SSDT-TB3-DROM-HOTPLUG.aml
- Download the SSDT-DTPG.aml
- Put both files in OC/ACPI