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Identifying a toner chip and it's communication protocol to re-program it

I need help identifying a chip and how to reset it from a new brother toner cartridge TN227 and TN223. This comes from the new Brother HL-L3230CDW laser printer. There is currently no information on ...
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What is this RS-485 communication protocol/

I am trying to reverse engineer a two wire RS-485 standard serial bus interface to talk to a samsung heat pump. Here are some hex commands I was able to sniff. Every message starts with 0x32 and ...
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How to identify SWD (Serial Wire Debug) pinout?

When trying to access firmware, JTAG and SWD can be really helpful to the reverse engineer. When looking at an unknown board/device tools such as JTAGEnum or JTAGulator are really helpful in ...
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Finding JTAG/UART Connections

I need help identifying the UART or JTAG connections on this board. I would like to dump the firmware using a pirate bus.
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Trouble finding the right Checksum algorithm

After reading a lot of posts here and their solutions, Punching lines in CRC calculators for several days now. I can't seem to find on which Checksum this code is based. Background This is a data ...
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Reverse engineering unknown RS232/UART binary protocol

Background story For couple of days I'm trying to crack the protocol used the old medical device, in order to collect data for a research in an automated way. The device in question is Novametrix ...
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Thought I found serial port - broke embedded device instead! Help?

Well another weekend has gone by and my tinkering has caused another device to (potentially) bite the dust. I've been playing around with a couple of Slingboxes, an M1 and a 500. Today was the M1. I ...
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Router's serial port only outputs garbage

I'm trying to reverse engineer a 2Wire ADSL modem/router, mainly for practice. I opened it and found a serial port (with a header conveniently already in place) but I'm not getting any useful data out ...
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RS-485 Checksum Reverse Engineering (Watlow EZ-Zone PM)

I am trying to reverse engineer a two wire RS-485 standard serial bus interface to talk to a Watlow EZ-Zone PM of which I have not been able to find any documentation of the protocol. I have managed ...
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Reversing serial RS485 half duplex bus protocol understanding

I have a master & slaves setup in which the slaves only respond when spoken too. I can snoop & record an existing master/slaves conversation. I have an extra slave device that I would like ...
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Serial console stops output abruptly

I've been playing with a device similar to this one: EPC3208G. I've connected GND, TX and what i think is an RX pins via ttl adapter. Using minicom, 8N1 and baudrate of 115200, I managed to get some ...
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Determining the serial port protocol of a typewriter

How can i determine the serial protocol of a electric typewriter? some electric typewriters have a serial port in the back and it is a shape that is not commonly used today. I am planing on ...