Jun 1, 2013

Huawei Echolife BM622 repair blank WAN easily

This article is supposed and not only intended to jEnNrhANz comment on my previous post Huawei BM622 Blank WAN Solved! but also to other netizen who is facing similar problem on having hard time solving the blank WAN issue likewise for the "tulala" this will help their life more easier.

Snapshot taken by Canon Rebel T3 using macro lens
The screenshot above as many of you are familiar with the board of Huawei Echolife BM622 this is the so-called WAN_IC, most the version of Huawei BM622 4G WiMAX broadband modem wireless router it uses ST Micro M25P32 (25P32V6G) 32Mbit, Low Voltage, Serial Flash Memory. Another version of this device gateway is using different chips but there is an alternative substitute/reference for Serial Flash Memory to those who are techie.

To make life more easier on DIY repairing the BM622 "blank WAN" likewise the "tulala" issue there is no need for "Baklas Kabit" meaning no need for you to removed the WAN_IC and put it back again after re/flashing. Without taking off the chip is best to re/flash the WAN_IC to avoid damaging by using a "hot air".

Here's few things I need:


Take note for the soldering lid used here I have chosen the tiniest 0.3mm diameter because the thick one will not do the work well, you can find on the cellphone technician shop ask only for 1meter is enough.


Tiny copper wire this will be used for jumpering the ST Micro M25P32 Serial Flash Memory or the WAN_IC, its 0.10mm diameter just like the strand of your hair. This is also a cellphone technician best friend you can ask for 1meter is enough.


An alternative where you can get a tiny copper is from your busted cheap fluorescent lamp. When using a soldering iron a pointed tip is best to not mess with lid since M25P32 surrounded by tiny capacitor and resistor it might be damaged or may short circuited with other parts.




The simplest programming/flashing the M25P32 Serial Flash Memory is to used the IC socket with tiny copper wires atleast two IC socket will do and a candle glue you can get this from eGizmo if you are in Manila or Alexan.



My USB MiniPro TL866CS Universal Programmer I bought it from eBay, it can programmed of thousand of chips, read, write and re-flashed different types of eeprom, flash memory, etc.



The BlackcatUSB can also read, write and re-flashed but only limited chips unlike the TL866 can do thousands. The good thing about this programmer device is that you can use it as JTAGging also bought from eBay.


This is not the least option or alternative for repairing the Huawei Echolife BM622 4G WiMAX broadband wireless modem router blank WAN likewise for "tulala". The cheapest for about less than 50pesos or FREE hardware for flashing the M25P32 is the LPT a homemade flasher. It is slower when programming if compared to the above two USB programmer/flasher


AEOLUS rework station is just an option if you prepare the "baklas kabit", removing and putting it back from the board of the Echolife BM622 the ST Micro M25P32 Serial Flash Memory is really so tricky because you might burned it by using the "hot air" improperly.

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@ frincejay sapiera : first of all I would to thanks to all my blog readers I can not name you one by one guys sa pagtitiwala sa mga scrap article dito at nakatulong din.


"First blood po ata ako,first of all gusto ko magpasalamat sa blog po ninyo kasi madami po talagang natutulongan,isa na ako doon.actually po sir jhonatan,nakakapagrepair narin po ako ng mga blankwan ng 622 gamit ang nabili ko usb spi,kaso ngalang di ko po kaya magawa yong iba ko pa tabo,kasi lan led lang sila o fwd ata tawag,pwedi po ba sayo bumili ng ginagamit mo na minipro o yong pang 48 pins pang flash ng spansion ic ng 622...wala po kasi ako ebay account para makabili at medyo mura nga po pag sa ebay,may mga napagtanongan din po kasi ako na mabibilhan na tao,kaso sobrang mahal pag sa kanila bibilhin triple o kaya 4times ang price nila sa ebay,from batangas lang po ako,or do text me for assurances na im honest at totoo po ako kausap,at sana isa po ako sa matulungan nyo to solve my problem sa mga lan led na 622 ko po,text me or contact me po,kahit po patungan nyo nalang po ang price ng minipro at yong holder ng spansion ic,need it badly sir jhonathan...i hope matulungan nyo po ako at sana matulungan ko rin yong iba na nangangailangan,salamat advances,here is my contact number 09187017944 ,im jay..or add my ym,www.frincejay@yahoo.com

about sa TL866 kahit sino pede makabili sa eBay at ito ay mura lamang kumpara doon sa mga 3rd party seller. Gusto ko tlaga makatulong sa inyong lahat sa abot ng aking makakaya. Kung magbenta mgbuy&sell naman ako galing sa eBay baka mapagkamalan ako na Scammer kasi ang eBay minsan 15-30days ang item dumadating ito ay depende sa Trusted Seller at High Positive feedback ng seller.

ang alternative para makapagrepair ka ng "Firmware Destroyer" TSOP48 na mabibili sa Pinas yun ay EzoFlash Hardware.

Kung balak mo talaga mgrepair ng BM622 Firmware Destroyed/FWD dapat meron ka tlagang skilled sa pagkabit ng mga 48pin chips na Surface mount mainam kung ikaw ay expert cellphone tech dahil ang chips madali tanggalin at mahirap ikabit at madaling nasusunog.

Meron din substitute IC para sa firmware destroyer. post ko sa sunod kong post.

Waiting po ako sir sa substitute ic,kung saan makakakuha at makakabili sir,salamat po ulit.

@ frincejay sapiera :
kung WAN IC ng BM622 substitute ang kelangan mo eto yung link

http://pakitong.blogspot.com/2013/02/huawei-bm622-blank-wan-substitute.html

Meron ako Winbond W25X32 10pcs.

Spansion S29GL064 substitute ST Micro M29W640FT meron ako nito 15pcs.

nabibili sa eBay.

Bro .. ako di ako marunong mag repair iapagawa ko nga sau bm622 ko blank wan din

@ Allan Macanlalay :

walang problema advice me lng kung kelang mo gusto i-repair.


Jonathan Delarama says:
6/15/2013 Reply
kung WAN IC ng BM622 substitute ang kelangan mo eto yung link

http://pakitong.blogspot.com/2013/02/huawei-bm622-blank-wan-substitute.html

Meron ako Winbond W25X32 10pcs.

Spansion S29GL064 substitute ST Micro M29W640FT meron ako nito 15pcs.

nabibili sa eBay.

SIR, PABILI, 09179102010 TXT OR CALL ME PO.

Sir pano po ba mag papa repair sayo at magkano po bayad? gensan area po ako just contact lang po me sa gmail ko po.. mryos24@gmail.com

@ Chenilen :

ngtxt na ako syo hope na recieve mo txt mesg ko.

@ christopher b :

PM send via email.

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sir, san po ba kukuha ng power source. yung 3.3v na nasa diagram ng bm622i tpos kailangan ko po bang e-on yung unit pag kinabit ko na sa computer?

@ leftfingaz :

sir, san po ba kukuha ng power source. yung 3.3v na nasa diagram ng bm622i tpos kailangan ko po bang e-on yung unit pag kinabit ko na sa computer?

yan ang solution sa katanugan mo Bro.

http://pakitong.blogspot.com/2013/02/huawei-bm622-blank-wan-solved.html

Hi, jean here. Tanong ko lang sana, of all the flasher, which one is the best for flashing bm622? and bm622i?

M25P32
TL866CS
Blackcat USB

sir pwede po bumili sayo ng substitute ng wan ic nasira ko po kasi sa akin nagkamali po, Zamboanga peninsula po, eto po email add ko juanwaykalibutan@gmail.com

@ jean :


Hi, jean here. Tanong ko lang sana, of all the flasher, which one is the best for flashing bm622? and bm622i?

M25P32
TL866CS
Blackcat USB

# ang pina ka best na flasher sakin ay yung MiniPro TL866CS kasi more than 11thousand ng chips/ICs supported hindi lng BM622 & BM622i. Yung BlackCatUSB flasher with limited chips/ICs ang advancetage nya lng is pede sa JTAGging.

@ juan waykalibutan :

sir pwede po bumili sayo ng substitute ng wan ic nasira ko po kasi sa akin nagkamali po, Zamboanga peninsula po, eto po email add ko juanwaykalibutan@gmail.com

# repair ko na lng syo pra di masunog ang IC at sigurado gagana yung modem mo Bro.

sir good pm..saan poh location mo..magpaprepair sana ako ng BM622 na modem

sir jo gusto ko rin pong matoto mag repair ng tabo..para makatulong rin ako dito sa amin...btw na blank wan din po ako...binabasa ko po ang mga post nyo..nagbuffer ako kasi ang dami palg dapat gwin..thank you sir.

@ mhine siao :

Bro mindanao ang location ko, sa ngayon di pa ako ngrerepair dahil nadala sa sunog yung mga kagamitan ko. After 2-3weeks pa cguro kung dumating yung mga gamit ko.

hi, jean again, what are the pin config converting from 25P32V6G to 8 pin socket ic? like pin 1-2-3-4--8

@ jean :

Sis your question is not so clear, what I understand on your question is that you are referring to BM625 that has chips 25P32V6G aka ST M23P32 SOIC16 package 16pins, while on BM622 it uses same chips also 25P32V6G aka ST M23P32 but SOIC8 8pins only. these two IC/Chips are absolutely the same just Google for the pdf if you can not find on my blog for your reference.

I meant, Im looking for how to connect the 8 wires jumper from bm622 wan ic to the 8 pin ic socket. I plan to flash the 25P32V6G IC without removing it.

This what I plan to do.
From bm622 25P32V6G IC in the ckt board, I will solder 8 jumper wires from pin 1 to pin 8.

Following the pin outs in the picture, pin 1 to pin 8:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kbOYIVrGHpk/UaisW_Qv3lI/AAAAAAAAI_w/l8ceC4STpsk/s640/bm622_wan_ic.jpg

At the other end of these 8 wires after soldering them, I will connect it to a 8 pin IC socket, then plug the 8 pin IC socket to the flasher.
8 pin IC socket:
http://www.futurlec.com/Pictures/ICS8_200.jpg

From 25P32V6G IC pin #1,2,3... I don't know where to connect the wires in the 8 pin IC socket?

Assuming all wires are connected properly, can I erase and write a flash file in the 25P32V6G without removing it?

Bytheway, do you have a flash file for bm622 package 2010?

thanks

jean

whaaa....
now im confused.
what are difference of the 2? ST M25P32? and TSOP48 Chips?
my bm622 is lan light only when turned on. I plan to learn and fix it myself.

thanks for the clarification sir jon.
iam also confused between the 2 ic, S29GL064 and 25P32V6G.
different yr package is also different ic?
how about the diy flasher, can it flash both S29GL064 and 25P32V6G?

ow bytheway, regarding the remove of the WAN_IC, can you give some tips in using the hot air? like setting of the temp? speed of the air?
I tried 2-3 times with hot air, but the ic got busted. board got fired.
Thats why I came up with the plan to flash the ic without removing it.

kuya jonathan..may tutorial kba??any pdf file ng mga procedure..gusto ko kasi mkatulong sa mga friends ko...jan..kasi nallilito ako..sa mga post...marami dito samn na bumili ng tabo..after a month blank wan na cla....

@ M.G. :

whaaa....
now im confused.
what are difference of the 2? ST M25P32? and TSOP48 Chips?
my bm622 is lan light only when turned on. I plan to learn and fix it myself.

# BM622 uses the Chips/IC ST M25PP32 its a SOIC8 packaging has 8pins a surface mount device aka SMD, this Chips/IC is a Serial Flash Memory were the config file is located. on the other hand
The Spansion S29GL064 or ST M29W640 on other version is a TSOP48 packaging likewise an SMD Chips/IC that has 48pins and its a NOR Flash Memory were usually the firmware is being place.

On the case of your WiMAX modem I am confident that it is already hit by firmware destroyer aka FWD, these Chips/IC such as Spansion S29GL064 or ST M29W640 are usually the target of the ISP an auto updater to eliminate the non-legit users, once your device/unit found inside the ISP system within minutes your device will be bricked or malfunction.

Don't be sad all Huawei Echolife 4G WiMAX modem are repairable provided you have the basic electronics skill, the proper tool kit and also the programmer/flasher an example is my MiniPro TL866CS to read/erase/write/reflashing.

@ jean :

thanks for the clarification sir jon.
iam also confused between the 2 ic, S29GL064 and 25P32V6G.
different yr package is also different ic?
how about the diy flasher, can it flash both S29GL064 and 25P32V6G?

# The 25P32V6G aka ST M25P32 is a SOIC8 packaging a Surface Mount Device (SMD) that has 8pins, its a 4Mb Serial Flash Memory also they call it as WAN_IC.

While the Spansion S29GL064 or ST M29W640 is a TSOP48 packaging likewise an SMD that has 48pins, its a 64Mb NOR Flash Memory were the firmware is located also they call it as FWD_IC.

The firmware package may vary from 2009, 2010 and 2011. all of this firmware are available at ISP for updates/upgrade but there is no way to downgrade via GUI.
Note that, there is a different between raw/dumpfile firmware and the firmware updates/upgrade provided by the ISP.

The raw/dumpfile firmware can be read/edit/modify and write it directly onto Chips/IC such as Spansion S29GL064 or ST M29W640 by the use of appropriate Programmer/Flasher whereas the firmware updates/upgrade provided by the ISP can not, need to be extract first with thr proper tool if you wanted to do so.

The DIY flasher aka LPT 50peso flasher can only read/erase/write/reflashed 25P32V6G although this is very slow but tested to work and not for S29GL064.

My MiniPro TL866CS is my best friend will do the task to any Chips/IC both support for your problem.

@ jean :

ow bytheway, regarding the remove of the WAN_IC, can you give some tips in using the hot air? like setting of the temp? speed of the air?
I tried 2-3 times with hot air, but the ic got busted. board got fired.
Thats why I came up with the plan to flash the ic without removing it.

# Ohhh, I think this the hardest part. Patience is virtue.
Yes all repairman have gone to this even I my self have burned (at least 12 of my ST M29W640 and 4 of M25P32) both the Chips and the board. The technique is you must have an extra Chips/IC both the 25P32V6G and the
S29GL064, you can not avoid the Chips/IC being burned that is the reality. The setting of the SMD Hot Air Tool Kit may depend on your device, you have to familiar the air and the heat first then you will be able to get the setting it. Just try little by little both the heat and the air, you can come out with your perfect combination setting.

@ mhine siao :

kuya jonathan..may tutorial kba??any pdf file ng mga procedure..gusto ko kasi mkatulong sa mga friends ko...jan..kasi nallilito ako..sa mga post...marami dito samn na bumili ng tabo..after a month blank wan na cla....

#Bro wla ako tutorial sa pdf pero pde mo i-convert yung mga post article ko na tutorial sa pdf. pede mo ito i-comfile pra di ka mahirapan at mabasa offline. kung personal na gamit mo lng pra di ka mahirapan parepair mo na lng pra di sakit sa ulo Bro.

Ang blank wan pede yan maiwasan nagrerepair ako kahit ano unit.

cge try kong icompile...epinarepair ko ung modem ko..kasi hanggang ngaun d pa naibabalik...mag iisang buwan na ata....:(..sa bacolod kasi ang location ko...

@ mhine siao:

nagrerepair din ako Bro karamihan di ka area ko at taga Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao.
Cge bro kung may problema ka magleave lng ng comment masasgot kita sa abot ng aking makakaya.

in my case kuya jo, pag na fwd yung unit ko, nasira naba yung ic? dapat palitan?
or pwede lang tangalin and reprogram and e balik?
pero 48 pins?? ang dami nun... super hirap ata tangalin.. but will try :)

lets say na tangal ko yung ic successfully, anong mga kailangan ko kuya jo?
any flasher will do? (kindna pricesy kasi yung TL866). may particular software ba for programming? ma download ko lang ba yung firmware na gagamitin dito?

TIA

@ M.G. :

in my case kuya jo, pag na fwd yung unit ko, nasira naba yung ic? dapat palitan?
or pwede lang tangalin and reprogram and e balik?
pero 48 pins?? ang dami nun... super hirap ata tangalin.. but will try :)

# 101% masisira ang IC/Chips (S29GL064 o M29W640) pagtinanggal at SMD Hot Air Tool Kit lng ang pde gamit pra di rin masira ang board at pads ng circuit. Tama ka super hirap tanggalin at lalo na kung ikabit sa board kasi 48pins at surface mount device. Ang advice ko bili ka ng bago IC/Chips yun ang ikabt mo pra wala kang problema.

lets say na tangal ko yung ic successfully, anong mga kailangan ko kuya jo?
any flasher will do? (kindna pricesy kasi yung TL866). may particular software ba for programming? ma download ko lang ba yung firmware na gagamitin dito?

TIA

# MinPro TL866CS ang gamit ko pang read/write/reflashed at program sa IC/Chips, may kasama na syang software, pede din Ezoflashe, Treskey at iba pa na mgsusupport sa nasabing IC/Chips.

sir may tutorial po ba kayo ng wan ic flashing? pwede po ba ako maka avail? here is my email address ebengary@yahoo.com

@ Bengary Enriquez :

Bro eto link inattahced ko kung saan mga na blankwan naka pagrepair ng mga unit nila hope makatulong din syo, be patience lng Bro sa pagbasa.

http://pakitong.blogspot.com/2013/02/huawei-bm622-blank-wan-solved.html

@ Bengary Enriquez :

Sir maraming salamat

# walang ano man Bro, hopefully etong blog ko makapagbigay ng tulong sa abot ng aking kaunting kaalaman sa atin lahat.

Sir Jonathan ask ko lang po kung pwede kong gamitan ng lpt port to ubs adapter yung spi flashe programmer, netbook lang kase ang gamit ko, maraming salamat po...More Power

@ Bengary Enriquez :

Bro ang USB to LPT/Printer port ay hindi gagana dapat yung built-in sa motherboard kagaya ng mga Pentium4 o di kaya yung PCI-to-LPT yun subok gagana.

Sir, been reading your post sobrang helpfull meron lang talagaa na hindi na abot ng skills ko. So need na talaga expertise mo, meron ako isang unit lan led only at isang tulala, pareho bm622, pls text me, 09273020992

@ OZ :

Bro nagtxt na ako sayo, yung unit mo 101% repairable yan yun nga lang ang kelangan mo jan ay TSOP48, programmer/flasher, firmware at Chips na Spansion S29GL064 or STMicro M29W640 pra mabuhay ang modem mo.

Hi sir, pwede po bang pagawa sa inyo? Meron ako dalawang BM622 dito, yung isa, recently bigla nalang di gumana, ayun naging tulala.... Pwede po bang magpagawa sa inyo? Pls text me 09153993085

@ migoyy :

Oo Bro pede lng magparepair sakin walang problema send mo lng yung half ng board ng modem, nagmessage na pala ako bro sa mobile number mo.

@Jonathan Delarama,sir may bayad po sa inyo pag nagparepair ng blank wan?magkano po?Text nyo nalang po ako 09173413834

@Tom Villareal :

Bro nagPM na ako syo gamit itong number 09358849421.

LPT SPI hardware programmer or USB SPI hardware programmer 50peso lang ba pwde buy aq

@Annual Hussam :

Punta ka lng sa electronics shop at bili ng mga parts at assemble mo Bro.

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SIR ASK KO LANG KUNG BIBILI SYO NG WAN IC,,NASA MAG KANO PO KAYA,,,TAS READY NA PO BA PARA E KABIT TO SA BOARD AT NAKA PROGRAM NA TO CHANGE MAC..BM622 PO GAMIT KO ..SALAMAT SIR,,MALAKING TULONG PO BLOG NYO,,09182253440

@Joemer Montero :

Nasa sayo Bro kung gusto mo ng BLANK Chips at nasa sayo din kung gusto mo yung may laman na nakaflashed pra sa BlankWAN at ready kabit sa board. 72Php ang LBC shipping baka mapamahal ka sakin Bro kung bibili. PM me jonathandelarama@gmail.com

sir jonathan, tanong lang po, kasi ung sa picture don ko ba e kakabit mga wires sa may red lines? kasi hindi sa ic naka number ung 1,3,6,7 at 8 pins..

@Jose Lim :

Advice ko lng wag gumamit ng homemade LPT flasher kung ikaw ay newbie kadalasan nasusunog ang WAN IC at kung wala kang spare di mo yan marerepair. Para madali mgreflash ng WAN IC dapat naka baklas yan gamit lng ng SMD hot Air.

sir jonathan, na flash ko na po ung ic pero d ko lang alam kung success ba, ung command ko kasi first ay : spipgmw /i tapos identified nya as M25P32 (4MB) , at second command ko spipgmw /e, last is ung spipgmw /p at ung attached na bm622 eprom na 4mb mo, nag 100% siya pero nong binalik ko ang IC sa board, blank wan parin.. wala rin kasi akong ss eh.. ano po kaya prob? baka d maaus pag kabit ko sa ic? salamat in advance sir.

@Jose Lim :

Erase nang maayos Bro yung WAN IC mo kung pede erase mo ng 3x as in tatlong beses at double check kung totally blank, tapos reflash mo ulit gagana yan.

nga pala boss jonathan after reflash pag nag command ako ng spipgmw /i zero "0" pa din po ba ang Status = FFh or may laman na mga numbers yan?

Status = FFh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ganyan po ba after reflash? or may value na mga yan?

SRP, AAI, BP3, BP2, BP1, BP0, WEL, BSY eto po pala ung mga may zero "0" values d na include sa post..

@Jose Lim :

Bro eto link attach ko pakicheck na lng yung commenct ni jEnNrhANz, yan ang sundin mo.

http://pakitong.blogspot.com/2013/02/huawei-bm622-blank-wan-solved.html

sir Jonathan Delarama, magkano ba m25p32,s25fl128 at M25P28V6G kung meron. Cdo po location ko.

pwede mo ko itext dito sir;
09065043010.

another Q sir, may tuts ka ba sa bm622i(tulala,blank wan,etc).

@randy agnes :

s25fl128 / M25P28V6G substitute winbond meron ako PM already sent to your email address, m25p32 substitute winbond at original meron ako same price.

Q sir, may tuts ka ba sa bm622i(tulala,blank wan,etc).
# pede kitang gawan ng MSword or pdf format kung wiling ka mgdonate sa paypal account ko.


sir hinintay ko yung reply mo hanggang ngayon kasi di mo pa ako natext.Pakibigay po details kung papaano magpurchase sa yo ng IC?

boss, pm me...bili ako ng wan ic substitute mo...09107446787

@Czantino Barroso :

SMS sent via 09358849421

Good am. Sir Jonathan ask ko lang kung ano pang possible na sira ng bm622 kasi nagawa ko na ang tutorial mo pero blankwan parin ang unit ko.. ilang beses ko na ring inulit ang pagflash.. sana matulungan nyo po ako.. salamat.

@Mary Jane Palisa :

Advice ko syo pra di masira ang wimax modem mo after repair before magkpnek sa net lagyan ng protection. ng reply na ako sa email mo Sis.

sir Jonathan, pasensya na po nalito lang ako sa WAN IC at Spansion IC. May BM622 ako 2009, may nagalaw ako sa config at na-upload ko. Wala na LAN connection, walang ilaw yung LAN led at hindi ko na ma-access yung GUI. Ano po kelangan iflash dito, yung WAN IC ba o yung tinatawag nilang Spansion IC? Ibig ba sabihin magkaibang IC ang iflinaflash depende sa sira? Sana po magshare din kayo ng tutorial kung pano ang fix sa gaya ng issue ko. Tnx in advance po.

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boss jonathan txt moko 09128109057 tungkol po sa bm622 blank wan...

@PaulLTito :

Ang dapat mo i-reflash yung STMicro M29W640 or sa iba unit Spansion S29GL064.

@Richard Teruel :

PM sent to mobile.

Salamat po sir Jonathan

sir Jonathan, pwede po ba makahingi ng bm622 2009 firmware, yung naka tar.gz na format. Salamat po ulit.

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