Very Strange Xbox Problems
Posted 29 October 2004 - 10:50 AM
The next day when I booted my box it turned on fine, but there was no picture on my screen (just a solid green light on the box no FRAG). I checked all the cables and rebooted, after a couple of tries I got the default dash to load and it asked me to set the clock. After I'd done this I rebooted and it loaded up the XENIUM OS fine.
Later on that day I thought I'd update the OS (my chip was supplied with version 2 beta). I ftp'd the update file to my e drive and tried the update but it couldn't seem to find the file. No problem I thought I'll burn a CD, popped the disc in the drive and the update worked and I rebooted my box and went back to playing with MAME.
When I turned on my box this morning it booted to the MS dash and asked me to set the clock again. I did this and rebooted and it went into the 2 reboot FRAG sequence.
After reading some posts here I decided to open my box and check the chip was seated correctly. Everything seemed fine but I reseated the chip, checked the d0 and gave the screw on the solderless adaptor a tighten just to be make sure. Still no luck, same 2 reboots and FRAG as before and the chip LED is showing red. I tried switching the chip to recovery mode, but it made no difference.
I decided to remove the solderless adaptor completely and reinstall it from scratch, still no luck. As a last ditched attempt I switched the chip to recovery mode once more and success! I get the update screen, so I dig out my update CD and reinstall the OS.
Now my box seems to be working OK and I'm happy, but I'm a bit worried. Why does my box keep lossing the clock settings? It's always connected to the mains so surely this shouldn't be a problem? I'm also a bit worried about my chip. Is it defective? I'd be really greatful if anyone could throw some light onto these problems.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 12:07 PM
Posted 29 October 2004 - 12:35 PM
Posted 29 October 2004 - 01:07 PM
It could just have been the solderless adaptor, it was slightly lifted at the front when I originally installed it. I've now managed to get it almost flush with the motherboard. I notice on the Team Xodus site that they have a new version of the solderless adaptor. I might wait and see what the feedback is on that and purchase one if it seems to be a big improvement. I'm too happy about having to shell out another £10, but it will be worth it if it means that I don't have to open up my box reseat everything every couple of days.
In the meantime I think I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope it keeps working. Cheers for the help.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:32 PM
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