"frags" Only Once!
Posted 30 January 2005 - 05:07 AM
I have installed X3 before without too much trouble before (emphasis on the wink!!), but this one gets me. When I power up the xbox, instead of a nice, assuring, glowing blue light, I get no light for about 5 seconds on the X3 external switch, then it turns red and boots up to the M$ dash. But if I power it down and back up it boots up modded. It seems as when I leave the xbox off for a while OR drain the power ( disconnect A/C and hit power) and try to power it up it has the same lag. I have checked the voltages at the LPT and they seem good. If I unplug the X3 from the LPT it boots up fine. I've also tried re-flashing the bios, but to no avail. Any Ideas?
BTW it is a ver. 1.1 w/X3 pin header install.
Thanks a mil,
Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:30 PM
Any help........please! Any ideas at all?
(P.S. I know this problem really isn't a frag, but I didn't know what to call it!)
Posted 01 February 2005 - 12:46 AM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:22 AM
Some times we forget some fundemental things! But unfortunately that's not what it is. Usually when you don't set the time you get a dashboard error. But I checked it out anyways. I drained the xbox of all power and let it set. I started it up and it asked for the date and time, so I set it. I powered it down and let it set for about an hour. When I restarted it again it lagged, then booted up to M$ dash but did not ask for the time and date. I checked the time and date in settings and they are current. But again thanks for the responce. I need all the communication about the matter that I can, so I don't go out and "fix it good" with a shotgun!!
Thanks and I appreciate it,
Posted 02 February 2005 - 01:29 AM
I think I am going to pull the X3 and try in my other Xbox, then if the X3 is ok, redo the soldering one more time! (always helps)
Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:28 AM
I finally found the time to swap out the new X3 with another X3 and guess what?? It worked no problem! To be sure, I put the new X3 in a previously modded Xbox and it had the same problems as before. Soooo... that means bad X3 chip. But, I've had it to long for a return so I will just have to buy a new one. BTW I got the chip from chipdealer.com
Good luck modding,
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