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#1 sungminee

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 04:51 PM

Hello,

I am trying to replace 360's Mobo since I am getting a red lights.

Is there anything I have to know before I go ahead?

Also, how to you marry the DVD and Mobo.

Please Help. Thanks


A guy from the USA.





#2 skorchir

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:31 PM

All you really require is the DVD Key that matches the motherboard so you can "marry" the drive and motherboard. In order to marry them you will need to flash the matching key to your Dvd Drive.
If you do not have this key then you are pretty much screwed, unless you have the original drive that was attached to this motherboard.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

hey sorry i havent really been into 360's since they came out, mainly cause i dont have one, but is it like the exact opposite of the regular xbox?

....meaning that instead of being able to use any dvd drive like on the original xbox, you now have to have a key, just like you needed one on the original xbox.

so xbox 1 = any dvd drive, hd unlocked w/ matching serial for use w/ live
xbox 360 = any hd, dvd drive with matching serial.

#4 myfranco

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:13 PM

In order to replace your mobo , you need to find a working mobo+dvd drive.You extract dvd key then you can get that motherboard and flash your own dvd drive with that key.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:45 PM

sry dude just mo-bo and drive key isnt going to cut it
newer motherboards are locked to the drive key, manufacturer, and version number


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:02 PM

Use 360 Toolbox 3.0 and your all set, the poster above is incorrect

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:47 PM

Are you kidding me? You cant just use the toolbox 3.0, if you do that you'll just get the key off of your origonal DVD, which will NOT match the one on the motherboard. what you can do is take the chip off of the motherboard and use a programmer to read from it and get the key, then use xtoolbox3.0 to change the DVD key to match the one of the motherboard.

RESEARCH

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

I have a question to the guys that have done this. When I buy the new board and I'm given the key do I flash it like I would for firmware for the drive or this something different?

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Analyzer52 @ Apr 10 2007, 03:57 PM)  
I have a question to the guys that have done this. When I buy the new board and I'm given the key do I flash it like I would for firmware for the drive or this something different?


Yes, you replace the key in your firmware and flash it to your drive (different processes depending on your drive version). You will also want to find out what drive was originally married to the mobo, as you will likely get E66 if you do not spoof your drives firmware to report as the original.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:50 AM

QUOTE(caster420 @ Apr 10 2007, 04:42 PM)  

Yes, you replace the key in your firmware and flash it to your drive (different processes depending on your drive version). You will also want to find out what drive was originally married to the mobo, as you will likely get E66 if you do not spoof your drives firmware to report as the original.

Caster.


My orginal drive is a 46 0r 47 can't remember which one, so I would have ot do a manual hex sytle edit or are there tools to download I should be looking for now PM me if you can't post them?

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:08 AM

QUOTE(Analyzer52 @ Apr 10 2007, 07:57 PM)  


My orginal drive is a 46 0r 47 can't remember which one, so I would have ot do a manual hex sytle edit or are there tools to download I should be looking for now PM me if you can't post them?


You can use 360 Firmware Toolbox, which should be available for download off of this site somewhere. It will spoof the proper sectors and your key to any firmware. It can also flash this to your hitachi drive, although i havent really played with this program much.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:47 AM

look at the Faq, Links & Important Threads pinned in the Hacking/Technical DVD-ROM .

under
-changing to a new drive /x360 motherboard.

rgds, soso

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(curranzor @ Mar 28 2007, 08:23 PM)  

[...] What you can do is take the chip off of the motherboard and use a programmer to read from it and get the key, then use xtoolbox3.0 to change the DVD key to match the one of the motherboard.

RESEARCH


Did anyone do this already? Where exactly is the key stored on the MoBo? Nand Bios?
Than it should be possible with this new Infectus Programmer to read out the Mainboard key.



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Posted 18 May 2007 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE(Infinium @ May 17 2007, 03:35 PM)  


Did anyone do this already? Where exactly is the key stored on the MoBo? Nand Bios?
Than it should be possible with this new Infectus Programmer to read out the Mainboard key.



Yes, they are on the NAND, in the keyvault. You can NOT recover your key with an infectus. Your keyvault is encrypted based off of the fuseset values in your cpu and those values can NOT be extracted without a modified dvd-firmware and an exploitable kernel. Even if you have those values, decrypting it is still a grey area of sorts.

Do not waste your money on an infectus at this time.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

Damn overloaded board - MOD, please delete.

Caster.

Edited by caster420, 18 May 2007 - 03:01 PM.





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