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#1 kronyck

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:06 AM

Ok, so this is my first post to this board although I've been reading and utilizing a lot of advice that is posted on here. I have modded about 6 or 7 xbox's with the xchip before. I've done solderless installs as well as pin header installs. I find the pin header to normally be more reliable once installed correctly.

My problem is this. As stated in the description, I have a 1.0 board with the xchip pin header install. With the chip off, it boots to the xbox dashboard. With the chip on, I get the old cycle on/off 3 times then stays on with the FRAG. There is no video with the FRAG.

I have checked over the board for solder splashes with a 10x magnifier and didn't see any. I have used a voltmeter to check connections. resistance, and made sure I didn't lift any traces.

Here are the voltage readings that I get with the chip off and box powered on. Votmeter is set to 20V max.

Pin 1 - 0.05V
Pin 2 - 0v
Pin 3 - 3.34V
No pin 4
Pin 5 - 5.14V
Pin 6 thru pin 11 - 3.34V
Pin 12 - 0V

I have checked the chip in another box that is modded and it works fine.

I am enclosing a link to two pictures of the install, if anyone can see an issue, please let me know.

http://www.geocities.../xbox/xbox.html

Thanks everyone in advance for your help!!!

#2 kronyck

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:15 AM

Surely someone can at least attempt to look at my problem... blink.gif

#3 Hairous

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:53 PM

I have this exact problem at the moment although i haven't checked the voltages.

when i first put the pin header in pin 7 wasn't soldered correctly and the modchip would only boot up with evoX
single press on turned on off 3 times then frag - no video
press on 2 seconds booted up evox ok
press 5 seconds (for flash chip) fragged.

When i 'fixed' the soldering for the header evox no longer started and frag.

removing the chip causes the xbox to frag (D0 ok)
remove D0 from ground, xbox boots as factory.

I have tryed the alt points but no change.

I think i will desolder the pin header and try it again.

#4 MDM9KZD

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:31 AM

Did u put your x-chip at right orientation? Try both oriatation.
And make sure when you boot in MS dashboard, the time and date are current.

#5 RiPpN-N-TrIppN

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:54 AM

sounds like the chip's bios might be rooted
can u take it off and reflash the chip externally
if the box is bootin with the chip turned off and doesnt boot with the chip on
thats a good sign that the bios on the chip might be corrupt
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