Broken chip in WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by sheu_ron, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. sheu_ron

    sheu_ron LI Guru Member

    I have a Linksys WRT54GS router (hardware version 1.0).

    Some weeks ago I flashed it with DD-WRT v23 SP1 firmware.

    Then, I installed some coolers in the hottest chips to maintain them cooled.

    Some days ago, the router fall from the desktop and 1 chip broken :( :(

    The broken chip is this:


    Since this, the only thing that the router does is blinking the power light.

    What can I do?

    Can I make the SD modding to the router and install the firmware in the SD card?
  2. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    That is your flash chip which contains the firmware.
    You can not replace that by a SD mod, as the processor has no clue what to do now.
    You need to replace your flash chip, which should contain some firmware before you mount it.
    If you have a JTAG and know how to use it, you could go for an empty flash chip.

    But i think this one is shot.
    Repairing will be not that easy and therefore get a hold of a new (WRT54GL) router.
    Easier fix, and probably cheaper than getting it fixed by some repairshop too.

    Has to be quite some drop from your desktop to get such a chip broken.
  3. sheu_ron

    sheu_ron LI Guru Member

    The cooler was a bit big.
    It was a revoltek copper heatsink of 50 gr on each chip.
  4. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    Hey, if you are going to dump it, can you please mail it to me? I have another unit burnt, maybe I can use yours for parts.
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