Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:06 AM
-reformat harddrive (still froze while running evox on cd after doing this)
-took xbox apart and checked connections of modchip
-checked connections for harddrive/dvdrom and everything else inside
nothing has worked. Before I reformated when I tried to load the ms dash I would get an error code 5. Also, right before this started happening I deleted everything off the f: drive which I think was just some movie files and the lock.log. I just selected all the files in flashfxp and deleted them. Is there some system file on f: that I might have deleted or would deleting lock.log do anything? I don't think so but it did start happening right after I did this. I have a version 1.0, xecuter 2.1 lite, latest xecuter bios, lastest evox and maxtor 30 gig hd and have been running it with no problems for the last year at least. Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:10 AM
Also, you didn't mess with the heatsinks, did you?
Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:46 AM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 06:00 AM
If you think your fan will die again, then I suggest you replace it.
Here is a very nice replacement fan (with Blue LED's).
Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:51 PM
The fan must have been broken for a long time because I never noticed how loud it is. So, I replaced the heatsink with a zalman one and some artic silver 5 on the cpu and gpu (got rid of fan too).
It took a few applications to get it to boot but I finally had it working for about a month or so. Then it slowly started freezing again and finally would freeze everytime so I reapplied the arctic silver one more time and now it's doing the two restarts flashing red/green.
I checked all around for spilt arctic silver and checked the soldering for the modchip and everything is fine. I'm getting really fed up. Is there anything else I should try before I toss it and buy a new one. Would overheating or bad thermal paste application cause the flashing red/green. Also, one out of ten times it will just turn on solid green with no audio/video. Thanks for any final advise.
Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:08 PM
Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:55 AM
You say the fan on the GPU wasn't running and probably wasn't for a long time, this could have caused damage with overheating on the GPU and eventually made it pretty unstable, just like the PC graphics cards when they overheat and become damaged forever, once this has happened the life time of one is very limited and could fail at any given point.
Sorry can't really add much more here, but it sounds like the board is ready for the bin, the flashing red and green can be a serious number of things, but for it to have been overheating etc sounds to me like its going to be a major failiure of a component(s) on your board.
Good luck with any attempts to sort this out
Posted 09 November 2005 - 01:07 AM
Yes, improper application of Arctic silver can be just as damaging as overheating.
I think it's safe to say that motherboard is dead.
Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:58 AM
Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:50 AM
Mine has 1.6V on pin 1 a hot GPU and even with a heatsink on the MCPX and a 92mm fan covering the GPU it will crap out when it feels like it in the menus etc.
Strangely I can play HALO for ages, I can run the intro loop of Burnout 4 for hours, but if I try a race it locks up after a few seconds in the same place as if a certain particle effect crashes it.
It's the MCPX on it's way to the place dead MCPXs go m8 sorry
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