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Chipmunk Magic Easy Flash (A4045)

for MacBook A1534 and MacBook Pro A1708

Adapter to connect a SPI programmer to flash the EFI chip on the motherboard of a MacBook 12-inch 'retina'.

Useful to do in circuit SPI Programming to repair corrupt BIOS.

Two LEDs are mounted on the circuit board.

The first shows 'power' the second 'activity'.

These are useful to know what is going on.


How to use:

Unlike the other 'Easy Flash' adapters this 'Magic Easy Flash' is easy to use.

Open the MacBook. You can leave the keyboard/trackpad connector plugged in or you can disconnect it, your choice.

The battery, and everything else, remains connected. 

Carefully plug the Magic Flash A4045 board into the MacBook with the arrow pointing towards the FRONT of the machine. (Remember that the motherboard is powered.)

The blue LED should light up.

Now connect to the programmer with either the (supplied) cable to the (supplied) DIL adapter, or with the universal cable with 8 single female headers (also supplied).

Once you start reading or writing the red LED on the Magic Flash adapter will blink. The red LED should not blink without a programmer attached.


Please note:

This adapter (A4045) is only for the MacBook A1534 and the MacBook Pro models from 2016.

This adapter is super easy to use. The regular 'Easy Flash" adapters are much (MUCH!!) harder to use.

We have tested this with the Bus Pirate 4, depending on the specifics of the programmer it may or may not work with other programmers.


Models supported:

MacBook (retina) 12 inch A1534 (2015 models) i.e. emc2746 (MacBook8,1 motherboard 820-00045)

MacBook (retina) 12 inch A1534 (2016 models) i.e. emc2991 (MacBook9,1 motherboard 820-00244)

MacBook Pro (retina) 13 inch A1708 (2016 models) i.e. emc2978 (MacBookPro13,1 motherboard 820-00875)

Ordering

Magic Easy Flash Universal Set:

If you buy this set it will consist of:

The A4045 Magic Easy Flash Adapter

The A4043 DIL-8 header board for connecting to ZIP socket in programmer.

One cable (20cm) for connecting the A4045 and A4043 together.

One cable (20cm) for connecting the A4045 to anything you like. This cable has 8 female single (Dupont style) connectors. A card is supplied explaining which wire is what signal.


The Chipmunk Easy Flash model A4045 costs 69 EURO including shipping world wide. We ship everything registered (signed for) and priority. Tracking is available on all our shipments.

PRICE 69 EURO including shipping

Magic Easy Flash BusPirate 4 Set:

If you buy this set it will consist of:

The A4045 Magic Easy Flash Adapter

The A???? board that plugs into the BusPirate 4 for connecting the EF-cable to the Easy Flash Adapter.

One cable (30cm) for connecting the A4045 and A???? together.

The BusPirate 4 is NOT included.


The Chipmunk Easy Flash model A4045 with BusPirate 4 adapter costs 75 EURO including shipping world wide. We ship everything registered (signed for) and priority. Tracking is available on all our shipments.

PRICE 75 EURO including shipping