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#1 jayjayjay1111

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 07:12 AM

Ok. I have an xbox with a cheapmod installed and it works fine and has for the last year or so. I wanted to install a larger Hdd so I got the WD 250 gig. I installed it and formated it through flashfxp. I also installed the latest dashboard. (3935 I think). But my xbox will only recognize the Hdd as 120 gig. I thought it was an LBA 48 issue so I figured my bios was too old. When I run bios checker it shows my bios as unknown and all attempts to flash it fails. Can anyone help. If its a matter of the cheapmod being unflashable then I guess I need a new chip but I don't know which ones come with a bios that supports > 137 gig Hdds.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:49 AM

ask the person who u got it from to see which bios is on it.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:23 PM

You can flash the cheapmod using a programmer. It definetely sounds like you need a bios on it that supports your HDD.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:26 PM

I live in a different country then when I bought the chip. I probably just need a new mod chip. Which ones will support a bios with lba 48 capability.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:32 PM

You would need to ask the supplier what bios comes on the chip and make sure you can re-flash with the bios you need to support LBA48 as its the bios and not the chip type which decides this.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:06 PM

What good will knowing what bios is on the old chip if I cant flash it?

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:33 PM

I don't mean ask about the old chip I mean ask the person who supplies the new chip.

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:02 PM

like you said youve had it over a year when there was no bios that supported big hard driver so you need a new bios.
make a evox cd with new bios and boot from cd and flash the chip in less then 10 sec. !!!

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:24 PM

Is the chip in a socket at least?

If it is, I have a programer & can flash your chip for you for the cost of return postage. PM me if interested...

Also, check and see if the chip is write protected...

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