Need Help Please!
Posted 31 July 2005 - 03:39 PM
I've tried to solder the wire to what is left of the via but it is a very poor connection.
Now when I start the xbox, the switch on the outside of the xbox lights up blue but the light aroung the eject button flashes green, and it won't eject the tray when you press the button. The dvd drive just "whirrs" a bit and after about 10 seconds the LEDs on either side of the button turn orange.
If I hold the power button the xbox boots normally and the eject button works.
So I'm guessing that the problem is the connection to LAD0 and my big question is... IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE SOLDERING POINT FOR LAD0??? Either somewhere else on the underside of the board or somewhere on the topside of the board?
If anybody could help me out here I would be eternally greatful. If not I'm Dead!!
Thanks in Advance.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:49 PM
Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:12 PM
Edit: Found a pic
Look to the left of the blue wire where it attached to the mobo, there is an R. The via to the right of it is where I'm talking.
Edited by creativedirt, 31 July 2005 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:28 PM
Thanks for your reply. I had a look and I think I know which chip you are talking about. I have no idea which pin is pin 3. Do you mean from the right or left? Is pin 3 located on the side of the chip closest to the LPC header area?
Without trying to sound cheeky, is there any way that you could get a picture of the exact location? Are you pretty confident that this point will do as an alternative for the LAD0 point on the underside of the board?
Sorry for all the questions but I don't want to fry the board and make things worse. At least at the moment you can still use the xbox by disabling the xecuter.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:11 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:50 PM
Ok, so I soldered the wire from the via you pointed out to the pin on the header, but no joy. When I press the pwer button I get blank screen, and the green light around the eject button just keeps flashing. If I press the eject button the xbox reboots and the same thing happens.
If I try to boot the xbox with the chip disabled (hold power button) the led on the xecuter switch flashes red briefly and then the xbox reboots to the problem above.
If I press and hold the power button the xbox boots then switches off and then switches on again with the xecuter led red and the eject light flash red and green.
So either the point you identified is not an alternative LAD0 or I've really fried the xbox now.
Let me know if you have any other alternatives that I can try. I gonna disconnect all the wires and see if the xbox will boot as normal then.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:07 PM
Thanks Creativedirt for trying to help.
Bye for now!!!!
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