Which Solderless Chip To Just Fix Boxes?
Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:16 PM
Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:21 PM
You need to learn to solder. It is quite easy after about 2 hours of practice with a junk motherboard or PCB or something. Then you can move on to using less expensive but reliable chips like the DuoX2.
Besides, if you want to fix xboxes and do it right, solder skills are a must-have.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:22 PM
Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:31 PM
oh.. and.. yeah... i have been practicing soldering... still need a bit more practice...
Edited by Xavierking, 27 September 2005 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:41 PM
I wrap the controller around my neck, hold the chip in place on the motherboard with my left hand, and use my right hand to navigate through menus, lock/unlock drives, format, etc....
I've also used X2.6 chips with solderless Xenium adapter.
Posted 27 September 2005 - 11:13 PM
Yeah I've been using the Spider chip also, its crap but I can easily use it to install hard drives or fix dash files on xboxes that don't have modchips and won't be chipped just fixed
Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:08 AM
Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:40 AM
1.0 boards have solder filled LPC so you don't have to worry about the pogo pins going into the LPC holes. They can rest on top of the solder filled holes.
The problem I've had with the spider chips are as follows:
· Flimsy (and easily breakable) D0 Wire (actually all wires)
· USB Programmer sux (stick to CD-RW for BIOS Flashing)
· when I line up the pins w/the LPC, I can't screw the chip down
· when I screw down the chip, I can't align the pins properly
· On rare occasions, I manage to get chip aligned & screwed down, but pogo pins don't make contact w/LPC unless I hold it down using "popsicle stick" method.
Because of all the reasons above... I align the chip, then temporarily hold it down onto the motherboard with my left hand while navigating through the menus and doing all the necessary stuff with my right hand. If I'm lucky, I can get my wife to hold it for down for me so I can take care of everything else (locking/unlocking, formatting, installing dash files, etc....).
Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:31 AM
Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:44 AM
Solderless stays in place pretty well, and costs about $39 now (mine was $60, got it a few weeks after release, I think cause it used to be the best).
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