X3 Ce Mod Chip
Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:22 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:29 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:31 PM
Sorry for double post 'Mysql database error' apparently!
Edited by Chedawan, 13 September 2005 - 05:33 PM.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:05 PM
Chances are if you've soldered, if you just double check your soldering it should be fine.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:10 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:19 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:24 PM
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:36 PM
If it's the normal switch (the flat black one with the dip switches) does it light up blue when the chip is on, and red when it's off. If so try pressing both power and eject, and see if it turns purple which indicates backup bios is booting, if it does, then chances are the chip is working fine.
Just a couple of questions though, are you using the standard scart cable? Is the box fragging? Red and green flashing lights whilst the screen is blank (and does it power off/on three times of its own accord)? Also, just out of interest, did you clean/polish the contacts before you soldered, I know 1.6b boards are occasionally heavily lacquered?
I think that even if you get it working, it's in your best interests to resolder that loose pin.
Also if you do go in the box, make sure that your Dzero wire is fully connected to the chip (it's the grey wire in the red/green/grey wire block).
Good luck pal.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:44 PM
au contraire, it can make a huge difference if you have a 1.6b.
By default, current X3's have Flashbios 3.01 on bank 1 and on the backup, which generally will not work with a 1.6b. If the X3 is recent enough, it should have 3.03 (which will work with 1.6b) on bank 5.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 08:14 PM
Sorry if I caused any confusion.
Think that everything else I said still stands though.
Edit: Just another quick thought, if you're planning to flash the x3 1mb bios, and you're following the official switch setting diagram, it'll actually be bank 5678 you want in their terminology, as bank 5 on their diagram is only a 256k bank. Worth bearing in mind though is that if you can boot any bank to flashbios 3.0.3 if you change the dips whilst still in flash BIOS, it will actually flash the newly selected bank, not the one you booted with. So if this is the problem, I would strongly suggest booting in 5678, and then changing the dips to bank 1234 (the other 1mb bank). This will protect that 3.0.3 flash bios in case you ever need it to flash with again (seeing as how the backup will be useless to you as is).
For reference, the diagram I keep referring to ishere.
Edited by Chedawan, 13 September 2005 - 08:23 PM.
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:16 PM
Posted 14 September 2005 - 03:42 PM
Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:08 PM
Flash BIOS official tutorial can be found here, and an unofficial guide here.
I'd read both before you begin, and then pick whichever method you feel most comfortable with, there're always going to be people here who'll help you out.
Two things that are worth bearing in mind;
1) If you do the http network flash there is no need to rename the bios 'bios.bin' it will work under whatever file name.
2) I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: As you have a v1.6 box you MUST use the v1.6 BIOS! The other one will cause your box to FRAG.
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