X3 Bios Question
Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:12 AM
Purchased off EBay as an "AS IS" box with a "Dirty Disk" error.
It's a GEM !
When I saw the MFG date on the bottom, I thought, DAMN, it may need an LPC rebuild.
(I've been reading lots prior to my purchase)
Well, now it's confirmed.
I tore the thing appart and it's definitely a Version 1.6 (not 1.6b)
Now I need to purchase a MOD. X3ce with LPC PCB from Divineo.
I'll be doing the wire LPC rebuild so the PCB will be useless.
Anyway, onto my question....
I've read where FlashBIOS 3.03 doesn't play nice with the 1.6.
Do I need to have the X3 Flashed with 3.01 when I order it or is it already on one of the other banks?
Then, how do I flash the backup to 3.01 safely ? Is it selectable from the switch bank ?
Posted 19 March 2006 - 05:37 AM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 06:34 AM
You confirmed what I had thought I had read somewhere. Banks 5-8 contain Flashbios 3.01.
But what happens if the X3 Bios becomes corrupt ?
You'd have.. (I think)
bank 1-4 FlashBios 3.03
bank 5-8 Corrupted X3 Bios (non bootable)
backup FlashBios 3.03
Wouldn't this pretty much render the chip useless on a 1.6 ?
Not sure of how often Bios' become corrupted.
Maybe I'm over-thinking this ?
Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:34 AM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:35 PM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:54 PM
Posted 19 March 2006 - 05:39 PM
(I'll try to save the "my box FRAGS ** help help **" questions for other noobs to ask.)
Today, I need to buy a controller, AV & Power Cord.
Off to the flea market I go!
Posted 19 March 2006 - 06:08 PM
Posted 20 March 2006 - 12:39 AM
I a 1.6b and just installed an X3.
I found that it did not display video at all.
As I also have a X3 modded 1.4, I swapped chips and found that it had 3.0.1 Bios in it.
I downloaded the 3.0.3 and tried to load that but all proceeded OK and appeared to Flash, but a reboot still showed 3.0.1. I could only boot with the emergency flash backup.
I loaded 3294 V16 Bios and re installed back to the 1.6b and it booted fine.
I cannot emergency boot on the 1.6b box.
How do I flash the back up with the 3.0.3 bios?
Any reason that the Initial flash appears ok, but does not update?
I have two working xboxs, but want to get the current FLASHBIOS in the 1.6b "Just in case"
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