A Funny Story Of A Mod Gone Wrong
Posted 12 November 2005 - 06:42 AM
Got contacted by a xs newbe member who live close, wants me to look at his xbox and fix/finsh modding it for him. i say sure.
He comes over. It is a 1.6b box with a spidergx chip inside. it wont boot, no matter what mode the chip is in. funny frag, green for one second, red flashing for 2 seconds, flashing orange for 8 seconds then shuts off all by itself. tried different videoi cables and got the smae wierd frag flash order for the 4 different cables i tried, all work on my box.
open it up. here's where it gets good
The "friend" that helped put the chip in is a certifiable nut case. The chip is in correctly, but the external board was tapped to the inside. not only that, but what appears to be the 5v and additional ground cable (i havent delt with spiders before, and there manual is useless) has been pluged in, and the bare ends wrapped arround two of the leads of what i am guessing is the lcd contrast pot. AND neatly tapped to make sure good contact between the wires and contrast pot leads.
so i completly remove the chip, and still get that odd frag boot showing.
I am very good at soldering, if anyone has any ideas what components on the mainboard are fried, i will replace them, but havent a clue what damage has been done.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:07 AM
Edited by red.bull.x, 12 November 2005 - 09:21 AM.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:10 AM
Good Luck m8!
btw, hit me up if you need some help send some pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:36 AM
it would be easier to buy a new mobo and swap eeprom chip than it would be to even begin to know what damage he did.
thats what i suggest you do... buy a new mobo.. or rather.. he buys one, and you charge him 50 bucks to install the new one and the chip too.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:25 AM
red bull, thanks for the help, it is defintily a burned chip/compnent somewhere, as the messed up wiring job mentioned in my first post shows. he had the 5v wire and ground off the chip tied to the contrast pot leads, causing who knows what. i did a through sweep with a magnifying glass and couldnt catch anything. it was a solderless install, still, no evidence of a component knocked off somewhere.
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