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#1 stratman71

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:31 PM

I just bought a XB360 and I found out its from an auto show. When powered up it goes to a blue XBOX 360 LAUNCHER screen listing NFSMW_SEMA.XEX 3.19gb (which is stripped down but plays) and XBOX360 DASHBOARD as options. at the bottom it says Flash 2241.0 XDK 2417.0. It also says 53 GB free on this screen!! biggrin.gif

When I go to the dashboard with a legit game in the drive, it only recognizes it as a DVD video (which seem to play fine) and gives the white message to insert this disc in an xbox 360 console, as if I was putting it in a standard video player.

Its a white console with a small sticker on the back that says DEMO KIT, it passes all the live connectivity tests but says I am unable to log in at this time when trying to get a dashboard update ,demos or marketplace. D:2.0.2241.0 K:2.0.2241.0 BK:2.0.2241.0

I opened the badboy and found the Hitatchi LG 3120L drive connected properly. ( I went ahead and enabled ModeB and flashed it to OPA - Xtreme v2.1 firmware while I had it apart, still cant play games without the receiving the DVD message).

After hours of searching google I am turning to the Xbox-Scene community for any info on this type of unit and if there is any known way to convert this unit to be able to play legit game discs?
Thanks!
BTW: I am not concerned about Live functionality at this point.
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#2 cerealkillajme

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:05 PM

That's a 360 dev unit. My money says it was stolen by the person that sold it to you, they didn't know what it was. How much did you pay for it BTW? You are extremely lucky I hope you know, most of us would kill for one of those.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:08 PM

Sounds like a Development Kit. The development kits do not play retail discs at all.

Could sell it on ebay for cash and buy a real box..

Or just post in BST..

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:12 PM

Odd it has a Hitachi drive in it. Can you tell us the version number on the drive and what the MFG date on the drive is? I doubt it came in it, my guess is someone tried to put that drive in it to make the retail games play on it.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:25 PM

USE THE HDD TOOL THAT JUST CAME OUT. Currently we are only able to mirror our 20 gb drives. If you use the tool on your 60gb drives that may enable us to start using 60gb drives from now on. I didn't read the specifics on the tool, but I going to guess this will help a lot of people out.



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TheSpecialist's HDDHacker v0.5B - Install your Own HDD on Xbox360!
Official Site: n/a, by TheSpecialist
Download HDDHacker v0.5B: here
Open Xbox360 HDD-case: here
Discuss this news item on our forums: forums.xbox-scene.com
Eh, I figured out that, that tool only flashes the fw onto a new drive. You have to copy the sectors off the hdd manually.
Q. How do I copy the 7 sectors?
A. You can do so with tools like hex workshop, winhex etc. If you don't understand these tools, ask somebody who does.


Edited by BCfosheezy, 07 February 2007 - 05:43 PM.


#6 stratman71

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:58 PM

Hopefully i can stop lurking now and contribute a little.

The hitachi DVD is a 46DG august 2005. i let a pal borrow the 60gb HD and he said it came up as UNSUPPORTED STORAGE DEVICE on his 360. I'll tinker with the HD and see if anything interesting comes up, when i put my pal's 20gb in this kit his profiles all showed corrupt, but i could play his demo movies, but not demo games.

motherboard says X803600-011

mfg date on case 8/24/2005


Got it for 200 bones US.

Edited by stratman71, 07 February 2007 - 08:07 PM.


#7 aholmes187

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:10 AM

the dev/demo whatever units with the larger hd, there is no security sector on it. there needs to be a retail larger hd to do anything.

Edit 200 bones us eh? haha definatly somehow fell off the back of a truck somewhere.

Edited by aholmes187, 08 February 2007 - 04:11 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2007 - 06:35 PM

I wonder what mysteries this could help unlock pertaining to the 'brew scene. Are you able to interface with the hdd? If so, have you tried creating backup and launching from the hdd like you do with that game?

In fact, I'm pretty sure that if it's from an auto show, it's not part of an actual dev kit. Just about any car DVD player is designed not to play unless the car is in park. This 360 probably uses a similar principal, but instead of movies, it flags against streaming the disc. Also take into consideration how sensative we know the 360 drives to be; even if it did allow the system to run at all times, it wouldn't perform very well in a moving vehicle (kids playing or something), but loading the content from the hdd would mean you don't have to worry about bumping the drive while it's streaming data from it. Since it'd allow you to copy games to your hdd and load them from that, that's probaly the reason the hdd won't work on another system; it's locked to your system.

If you'd rather not keep it and do research for it, are you willing to sell it?

I just thought of another possibility: the DVD drive lacks the correct key, perhaps?

Edited by Methadon, 09 February 2007 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:07 AM

you really need to sell that dev kit to a dev for the 360

i personally would give you around $600, maybe 800 for one of those but i know they can go for much more than that, much more, 2000 is a good area

look around the scene and find a developer to buy it as the scene needs one, buy another 360 because the dev units cannot recognize retail games once you sell that dev unit.

that 360's hard drive should have some development libraries on it, could you please hook it up to a pc and tell me whats on the hd

post some pictures to prove that you have the dev unit, its back.


BUT whatever you do DO NOT sell it on eBay

Edited by Millenia1x, 10 February 2007 - 01:13 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:42 AM

Yeah it sounds like a dev 360. I was looking into how to take screenshots, like the ones you see in magazines, easily but found out that you needed a dev 360 and XDK development toola that are given out to licensed 360 developers. Like the guy above me said, i'd like to see some pictures of it and some pictures of the boot screen.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:56 AM

Dev kits have an extra sidecar on top. This is a demo/test kit. You can't do much with it (includes browsing the HDD) unless you have the SDK installed on your PC. It hasn't been leaked.
This thing can't play retail games.

Edited by atomiX, 10 February 2007 - 03:27 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:57 AM

QUOTE(Millenia1x @ Feb 9 2007, 07:43 PM) View Post

i personally would give you around $600, maybe 800 for one of those but i know they can go for much more than that, much more, 2000 is a good are


If you actually would pay 600 for a demo kit that has had the dvd flashed....wow, that's just not smart. If you flash it, it disables the debug functionalities, since the dvd has a different firmware than a retail. Now it will not be able to play debugs off of a disc, without reflashing the drive and tons of praying.

2000 dollars? where are you getting your prices from? I bought my grey devkit with grey sidecar for half that.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:55 AM

the thread is from a year ago....hence the higher prices.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

also no where did it say that the drive actually is flashed, just a mis informed person suggested it was cause it acts the same way as if the DVD key is incorrect.

may as well close it

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE(stratman71 @ Feb 7 2007, 09:07 AM) View Post

I opened the badboy and found the Hitatchi LG 3120L drive connected properly. ( I went ahead and enabled ModeB and flashed it to OPA - Xtreme v2.1 firmware while I had it apart, still cant play games without the receiving the DVD message).



QUOTE(scuba156 @ Feb 19 2008, 03:09 AM) View Post

also no where did it say that the drive actually is flashed, just a mis informed person suggested it was cause it acts the same way as if the DVD key is incorrect.

may as well close it



i do think it is time to close the thread however

Edited by Reaper527, 20 February 2008 - 09:54 PM.





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