PS4 NOR Statistics and PS4 NOR Validator, this is a brief visual guide on removing and flashing your PS4's NOR from Better Way Electronics.
This can be for repairing, backing up or just destroying your PS4, it's entirely up to you - no pressure.
Step 1: Heat your iron, which has a chisel tip, to around 400 degrees.
Step 2: Put Kapton tape around your NOR. Now put solder paste (flux) on both sides of your NOR.
Step 3: Insert a massive blob of LEAD solder on each side of the NOR.
Step 4: Using your chisel tip and while holding the NOR with tweezers, heat both sides (quickly) then lift!
Step 5: Move the excess solder onto your tape, just push it!
Step 6: Lower the temp to around 380 degrees and grab your solder wick.
Step 7: Clean the pads on the PS4 and then the arms of the NOR (if its not cleanable by simply wisking it away with the iron).
Step 8: Put your NOR on a break out board like mine (they cost about $1)
Step 9: Either solder each arm individually, or heat the NOR with a heat gun (400-500 degrees, high air flow).
Step 10: Plug it all into your Teensy.
Step 11: Use SPI Way!
Step 12: To remove the NOR from the break out board, add solder paste (flux) and heat it (just like before)
Step 13: Grab it with tweezers when you see it getting shiny.
Step 14: Put some solder onto your PS4's nice and clean pads
Step 15: Place your NOR and align it with the pads and then HEAT! (Same temp and time as before).
Step 16: Watch the chip drop down ever so slightly, youll see the solder run up the arms of the NOR.
Note: This guide can also apply to 1200 series and above NOR chips. Just be a bit more careful with those.
If you like what I do, or just like me for me, buy me a coffeeeee!