Aladdin Advance Xt Won't Boot Until Eject Pushed
Posted 19 January 2005 - 05:00 PM
I mounted it like this
I've got the M8+_16-bios.
I had the same problem in another 1.6, where I replaced the aladdin with a DuoX2.
-I guess it's either the BT, or L1 that's wrong?
Posted 19 January 2005 - 05:53 PM
Posted 19 January 2005 - 07:43 PM
Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:29 PM
I read a lot of aladdin-posts, but I didn't know you could make it boot when it had the faulty CPLD-code, and mine does when I press eject...
Guess I can live with the extra pushes when starting the box
- It won't ruin my box in any way will it? I've seen a lot of mentionings of high current through the Lframe, but I do not know what it causes, if the risk is frying the chip I don't really care, but if I risk burning the box, I'd rather take out the Aladdin right away and by a DuoX2.
It's also mentioned that the high current can be fixed by placing a resistor over the cut Lframe, but I'm uncertain which resistance it should have?
Also just to make sure that the Lframe is what I think it is, could you please confirm that it's this trace in the lower part of the picture I should cut?
I'm sorry if I'm asking the same questions that a million has asked before, but I did a lot of reading, and couldn't find anything saying that this is definately it (and I'm a little scared of killing the Xbox).
Thanks a bunch
Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:05 PM
Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:13 PM
If your xbox is v1.6 and NOT v1.6b (Hynix RAM), then you can fix the no boot problem by flashing the XT with the older Evox M8_1.6 bios.
Please read my experience below:
When I used the Aladdin XT 4064 on a normal v1.6 (July 2004), there was no sound or video (blank screen) when the mod chip was enabled. When xbox was repeatedly powered on and off, the Evox M8+ bios would boot randomly and rarely (one out of about 15-20 times).
Fed up, I removed the Aladdin XT 4064 and put in a DuoX 2. The mod bios could now boot very consistently using the power button. Moreover, the DuoX 2 already comes with edited Evox M8+_1.6 bios that supports IGR and LBA48.
That means I need to reflash all my Aladdin XT 4096 with Evox M8_1.6 (NOT M8+ or M8+_1.6) on an older xbox version (v1.0-1.5) before I can use it on any v1.6. Of course, v1.6b is obviously out.
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