Location Of V1.6 Eeprom Chip
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:18 AM
I have a couple v1.6 mbs here when cleaning everything up that were bad mod attemps by people, and wanted to know if I could desolder/solder the chips in a working Xbox (v1.6), then unlock and salvage the HDs. I've done this with pre-v1.6 Xboxes alot. I've also been wondering this out of curiosity. Thanks.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:11 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:27 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:37 PM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:06 PM
ummm, you might want to look a little bit closer.... the eeprom is right next to the LPC header on the top side of the motherboard.
Physically it is the same chip, but encrypted differently - you can use Yoshihiro's build of liveinfo to decrypt/edit it.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:08 PM
Well catdog already answered your question, but, I believe the smartxx will allow you to boot w/o an eeprom or bios, so even if you can't find the eeprom chip, you should be able to put a smartxx in those boxes and recover the HDD's.
Edited by Trevante, 08 January 2005 - 11:12 PM.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:52 AM
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:03 PM
Thanks again for the help.
Edited by ChipInABox, 21 January 2005 - 12:03 PM.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:03 AM
It can be desoldered/soldered into another v1.6. I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like the RAM information for v1.6 and v1.6b (Samsung/Hynix) might also be stored in the eeprom - so I would suggest you stick to a motherboard with the same type of RAM to be on the safe side.
Posted 23 January 2005 - 02:09 AM
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