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#1 soundwookie

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:19 AM

So, I searched for this, and can't find it. I have an aladdin XT, and I did the "pro install" by putting the chip straight to the board. It works, but with some weirdness. I have l1 hooked up, BT to ground, but I can't get it to flash.

When I hook up both l1 and put BT to the point near the l1 point, it only powers up as long as I hold my finger on the button! Wtf?

Are there any other methods of forcing write enable mode?

Edited by soundwookie, 26 July 2005 - 12:21 AM.


#2 HackDaBox

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:14 PM


First of all you need to see what chip you have ...

Aladdin XT Lite ( 4032 is printed on one of the small black chips )
Aladdin XT Pro ( 4064 is printed on one of the small black chips )

Now the Aladdin XT Lite 4032 requires a link from BT to Ground in order to flash

Now the Aladdin XT Pro 4064 requires a link from BT to L1 in order to flash

These links are done on the chip. Then you need a link wire from D0 on the motherboard to ground on the motherboard ( like the circle around a screw hole )

The chip will allways be on using this method !

For normal install and usage after flashing remove the link from the chip and have a wire from BT on chip to BT point on motherboard. Have a link from D0 on chip to Do ion motherboard ( use the alternate d0 on the bottom as it's easier )

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 04:16 PM

Sounds like you have the 4032 by the power up trick you have to do. As hackDabox said connect the points to the correct ones on the mobo. 4032 are not flash protected anyway.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:32 AM

Hmmm.... I still can't flash with either method.

In advance, thanks for your help.

The chip works fine as it is, but there's about 80g of drive space I can't use until I get the bios flashed.

Let me toss a wrench into this:

It's a 4064, but I think it may be a knock off. I have soldered and de-soldered so many times now I am afraid I am going to start wearing out the pads.

And to make matters worse, I soldered it directly to the motherboard.......

I suppose I could flash another 040lfblahblah based chip (I have a few others), and then swap it....

Any other methods? Alternate BT or L1 spots or anything?

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:59 AM

If its 4064 then it should be wired BT on the chip to L1. D0 on the chip to D0 on the xbox.
This will enable the flash. What bios is on the chip now? and what flash app are you using to flash it. When it does not flash what is the error message?

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:16 PM

I have BT to L1, D0 to ground.
Flashing with xflash2......
when I try to flash it says
"Flash Manufacturer = bf
Flash Device code = 52
Flash ID check failed, are you sre you have flash enabled?"

So, btw, I have tried it the other way also...

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:26 PM

for shits and giggles open up evox and see if it detects the chip or if it give a similar message




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