OK guys, I had my Xbox modded by a buddy of mine. Keep in mind that I am very good with computers but very poor at modding and/or XML. I have had the beast (xbox) since launch, obviously a v1.0. I had him put a X3 chip in it with a 250 gig HDD. It worked flawlessly for a while, if you don't count the overheating issue (I didn't find the manual fan speed override in the BIOS until recently). It all started when I set the XBMC skin to a skin that bugged out the program. So every time I loaded XBMC, It was a black screen but I could hear the menu clicks when I changed menus. But all the other apps would work fine. Not knowing XML, I didnt try to manually reset the skin. So my plan was to reinstall XBMC. I downloaded the newest version, deleted the old version via FTP, and it worked fine. As I was looking around the XBMC site, i found out that I could rename an XBE file, create a cfg file, yadda yadda, and make XBMC my dashboard (not knowing you could change the default xbe in the X3 bios, again I found out a week too late). So I tried this and totally FUBARed the xbox. The only thing that would load was the X3 BIOS, none of the dashboards. So I started messing with the BIOS options. I reset the options to default, an restarted. It came back up but still I was having the same issues, so I started digging around here. I found the name of a couple DVD based installers (savage and auto installer deluxe) and downloaded them. I backed up the HD (X3 ftp) and formatted the drive using the DVD. I then reinstalled all of the software, after doing so the xbox still went to the BIOS screen, and after all the drive information and IP load (takes a few minutes) I can load the dashboard. Every few times it booted up after I did that it would randomly load either XBMC or get error 6. So I kept rebooting it until I got XBMC and started FTPing the movies back to it. Since I have over 125 gigs, i left it going overnight. When I woke up, the xbox was frozen and I rebooted it and now every time I boot I get error 6. I can hold the white button and never get the BIOS. When I hold the power button for a second i never get the MSdash, even though I installed it.
Beyond the obvious question of wtf I did...
Is it even worth it to fix (or try to) to repair a v1.0 box? Should I just save for a new xbox or a 360?
MSN and Yahoo: dveeder
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Edited by dveeder, 13 October 2006 - 04:37 AM.