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#1 sydacheck

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 01:31 AM

this was posted in a newer post.....

"Hot swap" it with another xbox that has a X2.2 Lite installed and flash the chip using Evox and a BIOS folder in c:

can someone PLEASE give specific instructions on how to accomplish this task?



#2 Potato Bob

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:09 AM

theres a tut on it in the tut section its in the mod chips

#3 ruckusboy

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:48 AM

What's Tut?

#4 ruckusboy

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:02 AM

um, nevermid.
cough, cough --- um, tutorials.
I get it.


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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:05 AM

lol laugh.gif

man ive been to buzy late ly to be here

#6 A@ron

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:54 AM

Here is what I do when I hot swap:
1) Boot machine into EvoX using hacked BIOS and mod chip.
1B) Place 1MB BIOS (or combo of BIOSes) in a folder called BIOS in C: (through FTP and using X2BM to make the 1MB BIOS)
2) open Xbox being careful to keep components plugged in.
3) undo mod chip
4) Insert and install mod chip which recieved a bad flash
5) Set that mod chip's switches to Enable/Unprotect/Bank1
6) Select System Utilities in EvoX
7) Select Flash BIOS
8) Let it erase, reflash, and turn off XBox
9) Turn on XBox and your chip should now be flashed alright.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 08:03 AM

QUOTE (A@ron @ Oct 9 2003, 05:54 AM)
Here is what I do when I hot swap:
1) Boot machine into EvoX using hacked BIOS and mod chip.
1B) Place 1MB BIOS (or combo of BIOSes) in a folder called BIOS in C: (through FTP and using X2BM to make the 1MB BIOS)
2) open Xbox being careful to keep components plugged in.
3) undo mod chip
4) Insert and install mod chip which recieved a bad flash
5) Set that mod chip's switches to Enable/Unprotect/Bank1
6) Select System Utilities in EvoX
7) Select Flash BIOS
8) Let it erase, reflash, and turn off XBox
9) Turn on XBox and your chip should now be flashed alright.

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What if I know someone with a x2.2pro and I got the lite verison which had the bad flash (I think you know about it in my thread). Can this "hot swap" method be done?

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 01:25 PM

Yes you can the connections to the Xbox's motherboard are the same for the Lite and the Pro so it can be done. Just slip it on the header pins and plug in the d0 wire, switches and ground or pop in the wire harness and switches. You'll be up and running in minutes.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 01:42 PM

Don't touch the PSU when the box is on - it hurts! wink.gif

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:01 PM

Yeah good point, keep your hands away from the power supply. I wonder what the amperage is comming out of that thing. Just remember its not the voltage that kills, a lesson an auto teacher taught the whole class by making them hold hands and connecting us to the distributer points biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:10 PM

So this method works assuming that you can fix the bad flashed mod chip in the place of the good one.
I'm not sure about anyone else but those little b@stards can be trickey to line up.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 03:40 PM

yeah, thats why I prefer the solder chips, pop em off and pop em on really quickly.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (A@ron @ Oct 9 2003, 05:54 AM)

1B) Place 1MB BIOS (or combo of BIOSes) in a folder called BIOS in C: (through FTP and using X2BM to make the 1MB BIOS)


Can I just use the 4977 BIOS or do I need to create a seperate 1mb BIOS?

#14 A@ron

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 06:30 PM

You can use X2_4977 however, you will have to make it a 1MB BIOS by importing it into all four banks of X2BM and then saving it. I take X2_4977 and put it in the first two banks and then place Cromwell FlashBIOS in slots 3 and 4. This gives me X2_4977 in Bank 1 on the X2.2Lite and Cromwell on Bank 2. Either way the BIOS needs to be made into 1MB.

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Posted 09 October 2003 - 06:53 PM

Ok, so from your explanation you I am assuming that the x2_4977 is a 256k bios and Cromwell is also 256k. Why is it necessary to have it in four slots? Can I have four seperate BIOS's installed, if so what switch settings are used? I only have bank1 and bank2.

Once I place this in the BIOS folder on C:/ when I do the BIOS flash it reads whatever BIOS is in that diretory?





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