- May 22, 2020
- 116 (0.19/day)
Everything begin a year ago. Few of thunderbolt dongles failed because of cable damage. Influence of time. Okay easy to buy a new, that is cheap. Okay i did it, but decided to look inside and maybe repair for fun. So Disassembly was pretty hard, but successful. one of wires was partially frayed i have cut that wires to resolder them back. It was hard, wires are shielded 36 or 32 AWG. So a year i decided to come back to project and rebuild Thunderbolt dongle to cheap pci expansion for x1 pcie cards like USB 3.0 hub or soundcard.
The first files:
Apple Thunderbolt Ethernet - SPI Eeprom flash - 4096 bytes - 32 b.bin
from two dongles - spi roms.zip with two firmwares for comparison
Thunderbolt require patching to make dsl2210 to work as root or switch