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Old 01-31-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Memory Stick Hack

Can someone help me out? I don't have a small enough memory stick to hack open without worrying about losing like 50$ worth of memory. If you have an 8mb or 16mb that you don't use, would you mind opening it up carefully, make sure you are grounded and hm... don't even touch the chip inside... but tell me the part number of the chip? Also try to read off the manufacturer...

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I'm wondering if the "Memory Stick" is simply a packaged Flash chip sold by Intel or AMD. In that case... I have a way of getting larger capacity flash chips easily...
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Old 01-31-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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nope ive got a lexar see thro MS, and its made by samsung, and sony wouldnt make that kind of mistake, they like making cash out of the fact they are made by sony
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Old 01-31-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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So, what is the part number on your flash chip?
It is NOT Sony-made silicon, I can tell you that much.
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Old 02-01-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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Hi, i have done this a few days ago, cos i was trying to fix my Aibo memory stick (it is stuck as read only!!!)here i have pics of both a normal 8mb MS and the Aibo 8mb ms
Both still work, and are made by sony!
The bottom one (the dark green one) is the normal one

The smaller square chip is made by sony, but the larger rectangle chip is made by Samsung



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Old 02-01-2004, 07:24 PM   #5
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Hello!

Here is what is writting on my SONY 4mb mms

the rectangle shape chip
JAPAN
30LV0032
0114 M96
PFTN

the scare shape chip
JAPAN
MB86188B
C102 Z20

I even took pictures! if you want to see them give me your email.

Ciao

PS- Good luck!

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:38 AM   #6
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OK, now we need to find out if the square chips are the same for all of the memory sticks.
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I'd like to see the pix...
my mail addy is: killaeecs(at)hotmail.com

Thanks!!!
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:44 AM   #8
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Can someone with a larger capacity chip verify that the sony (square) chip also has the same part numbers?
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:15 PM   #9
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Lightbulb

Voila!







Good luck

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Old 02-21-2004, 06:21 PM   #10
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I read that Sandisk and Sony Memory Sticks are both made in the same factory anyway.
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:35 PM   #11
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This maybe a super newbie question, but what does grounding yourself do before you touch the stick?
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:59 PM   #12
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> I'm wondering if the "Memory Stick" is simply a packaged Flash chip...
That's about it....

The square chip is the controller it is essentially a simple embedded CPU with a small amount of RAM. It takes the serial memory stick protocol and interfaces it to relatively standard flash chips.
There are also a few different flavors of the square chip (all made by Sony AFAIK). There are differences for white sticks and of course MS Pro sticks.

I've seen a few different manufacturers of the flash chips (the rectangular one).

> ...I have a way of getting larger capacity flash chips easily...

FWIW: it isn't that easy. Even if you could find the larger size parts, and remove and resolder the surface mount parts, there are also low level format issues on the memory sticks.

> what does grounding yourself do before you touch the stick

It is a good thing to do before touching any electronics with exposed metal.
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:11 PM   #13
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4 MB ms is rare!!!!
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Old 02-24-2004, 03:26 AM   #14
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Impressive stuff I must say! Wow, I've never seen inside a MS before
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Yeah me either!
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