let me start off by saying what a great forum with loads of very sharp minded peeps. Hopefully some will be able to help me with the situation I am in and shed some light to what im doing wrong.
Cut a long story short i too went the replaecement pcb route to unlock my 0225 drive. I purchased the CK3 lite for power and the PCB. i was alreasdy sure i had a compatible sata chipset (ICH10 and a seperate JMICRON chipset). I dumped my original keys (5x files) using jungle flashers latest program. All successful and verified.
I successfully installed the empty replacement pcb into place and hooked it up to the ck3 and the compatible chipset port that worked successfully with my original pcb i got no device detected.
Now, loads of speculation about the drive is empty and wont show properties - I know this very well i read every manual written and very carefully took the correct steps and even went as far as checking continuity with my wiring of the new pcb board. All passed ok. I cant get this board to detect on the same chipset my original was detected. Is this normal? I tried multiple other ports and still nothing. JF says there is nothing connected to the chipset ports. I noticed however (since there was no real way of seeing if the power is going through the board or not as no firmware means no eject etc) The jmicron bios must see something as its trying to check before windows loads but cant understand what device is connected. It just sits for about 2 mins trying to detect then skips out into windows. If i pull the power from the ck3 the jmicron skips right away hence power is going through.
Now my question is this....i have already set up an RMA request with the seller to send it back since i believe its a faulty board (one of the chips with the black unlock switch and golden ce passed sticker instead of green) but if someone can give me any other pointers to whats wrong even if its advice ive missed somewhere like this unlocked blank pcb will only work with the 360USB PRO even if the original worked with my sata chipset then at least i will know i have to buy that too.....kind of strange that would be the case though.
I welcome anyones thoughts to where this situation stands as i was gutted to spend that amount of time to get stumped right at the end.
My thanks in advance