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#1 xboxhaxorz

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Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:46 PM

i have a mainboard, i lost the hdd, i put a chip in, but it frags no matter wut

i have soldered 40+ chips, so i know i did it correctly

my ? is, how can i get this to work, if i have no hdd, and no chips work

would hdd swap work

i have 3 other working boards with xecuter chips and tsop flashes

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 01:33 AM

if u put a chip in then any hdd will work..will frag without a hdd and you gotta run slayers evox to get hdd to work

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:12 AM

QUOTE (pimpmaul69 @ May 9 2004, 03:33 AM)
if u put a chip in then any hdd will work..will frag without a hdd and you gotta run slayers evox to get hdd to work

I appreciate a response, but please next time go over the topic more carefully.

I just said in my post, the chip doesnt work on this particular board.

I need an alternative way.

Maybe you misunderstood me, or maybe i wasnt clear enough.



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Posted 09 May 2004 - 05:20 AM

yeah my suggestion would be to try an aladdin chip or another brand that uses minimal wiring..with aladdin d0 to ground is all u need to do to get it to work..may work..and you shoulda said u were lookin for alternative..my bad for misunderstanding..also make sure all your solder points are really making a good connection

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:35 AM

"i have a mainboard, i lost the hdd, i put a chip in, but it frags no matter wut

i have soldered 40+ chips, so i know i did it correctly"

Assuming that you DID do it correctly, I've seen a couple of instances where there was solder on an adjacent capacitor to the LPC interface, UNDER the cap itself!

This prevented the LPC mod from functioning as it kept grounding one of the LPC bus lines.

I was in EXACTLY the same boat as you, no matter what I did an LPC mod would not work even though it all checked out. (I traced the signal lines).

I kept at it until I found a fault then worked backwards. A ground or high where one shouldn't exist.

I was extremely lucky that I could pinpoint it w/o any helpful diagrams.

Anyway this probably happened as the LPC bus was probably NOT checked during the final board assembly test, so escaped the Quality Assurance pass.

I had to remove the capacitor, desolder the bridge, then resolder the capacitor.

Apparently the solder had flowed along the bottom of the cap during the wave process.

The Xbox still worked fine W/O a mod chip (or would have worked with a 29 wire mod too).

After the fix, it's worked fine since.



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Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:37 AM

BTW: A HDD swap would NOT work because you would not know the key for the new MB.

If you were skilled and had the equipment, you could remove the TSOP, flash it externally, then resolder it...

Ugh.

The 29 wire mod is an easier prospect.






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