QUOTE(bisky @ Apr 20 2012, 11:27 PM)
Thanks again mate, oooooh didnt know I needed one of them, glad you saved me from buying that mega bundle now since the replacement PCB is gonna cost me an extra £50. Should I get the Matrix one if I can find it cheaper or is it best to stick with that one?
Ive just googled it and I`m sure I`m capable of removing the pcb and fitting the replacement. Is it just a case of disconnecting 3 ribbons and cutting 5 wires? Do I cut them or desolder them? plus do I have to solder the wires on to the replacement PCB?
Another thing I`m a bit confused about is what I do after Ive connected the replacement PCB, it says "All replacement boards are shipped blank. You must program your consoles correct firmware version and drive key.".
Is that difficult to do?
If you can find the matrix one for cheaper go for it, should work fine. Not sure if the matrix one is solder less however.
Disconnect 3 ribbons, unscrew the board and cut the 5 wires away from the board.
You do not need to solder at all with the TX PCB, the 5 wires get screwed into a separate board which connects to the main PCB.
If you look at this
at the top of the board there are 5 wires with a connector, these connect to the little board he is holding in his right hand
this board fits neatly at the motor end of the DVD Drive and the 5 wires from the motor and drive go into the small pcb (put into the small slots and screwed down).
When it comes to the PCB replacement, you will be at the JungleFlasher screen that writes the firmware to the board with your key, so it's a simple case of hitting write and the board will be updated with the correct firmware.