here did you buy the chip from? Might be a company selling dodgy chip
xconsoles is where I bought it from, and I was following this guide on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...;v=OkuhC7exeow#
!Does the console boot? If it boots then it is definitely a problem with either the chip or your soldering.
I haven't tried booting the console because the underside next to the xclamps where I soldered is soldered on like 3 different points, so I need to desolder that,What motherboard type is it? I had the jasper motherboard when i messed this up.
This is a falcon motherboard (flat non sperated long line on top then the six underneath for power.How long roughly did it take till it overheated and started to smoke? Timing is always critical to know. Ill show you why later.
It took approximately 10-20 seconds before it started smoking after I plugged it into the USB on the top of my computerWhat size PSU does you PC have and is it home built or shop bought?
I built my computer and it has a 700W power supply.What type of PC did you connect it to? and Is the USB 2.0 or 3.0 compliant? Here is how you tell:
A 2.0 has a black rectangle on the inside and a 3.0 has a blue rectangle on the inside.
I connected it to a USB 2.0, I only have 2 usb 3.0's on my computer, but it was one of the extra ones with my case that connects to the motherboards USB 2.0 extention slot or whatever you want to call it on the mobo.from hangover: did you program the coolrunner first as you havent mentioned it
No, I didn't program the coolrunner, but xconsoles sent it out with the 3.0 already installed on it, I was getting to the part to install and make sure the coolrunner was programmed correctly before I went to get my cpu code and everything, by the time I got to the second screen of the program my chip was smoking.
Sorry for the delayed responses, I didn't think anyone was going to reply. I'll check this every couple of hours.
Also I have seen some ribbon stuff that I can desolder with so I'm going to try desoldering the green wire, and around there because I have some excess solder on there, my friend says it looks like its soldered to two capacitors around the solder point by the xclamp so that may be the problem and also when I soldered the ground (which seemed to the most difficult point for me) there was some extra solder runoff that may have touched the chip but I dont think it got underneath it, the solder dries pretty quick before it runs off like that.