Enigmah Bios, Flash It?
Posted 24 September 2002 - 02:55 PM
Im about to change hte hdd on my xbox for a bigger one, but i fear that it might be one of the biggest mistakes ever, since all the information seems to contradict eachother. I feel i have to do as much research as possible, so here goes my question:
I have the Enigmah Mod Chip, so do i have to FLASH the BIOS in order to swap the hdd? i read somewhere that the enigmah doesnt support hdd swapping
Also, once the BIOS is flashed (cuttin the cables 15 & 21 and all that), will i need the chip for further usage of the xbox??? WHY not just make a dvd that can be read on the xbox, flash the bios htere, and never worry about a chip???
Ive surfed throughout the net looking for tutorials and one or two mentioned the BIOS flashing thing, others just didnt. So what if i were to swap the hdd without hte BIOS flashing?
The sea of ignorance is just getting deeper here, i wont, of course, move a finger until u say so =)
Thanx A LOT!
Posted 24 September 2002 - 03:51 PM
a) Yes, you have to flash the bios in order to use a larger HD.
Once you've successfully flashed the bios you have the option to remove the mod from the system since you no longer need it. However, some folks have opted to just disable the chip (cut wires 15 & 21) rather then risk any damage during the removal process. It up to you.
Posted 24 September 2002 - 04:26 PM
Posted 24 September 2002 - 09:28 PM
I believe i would opt for flashing the BIOS
1.- what i dont see is the difference between an ST Chip and the Hyundai/Hynix Chip.
2.- to disable the enigmah chip i just cut wires 15 and 21?
3.- can the flashing be undertaken solering the 2 pairs of squares on the mainboard, cutting cables 15 and 21 of the enigmah and copying the bios.bin file to c:\roms? What i cant do is put switches inside my xbox, thats all i believe that after all this, wont it be important to reconnect the wires?
Posted 24 September 2002 - 10:43 PM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 12:40 AM
If the above is correct, good, if not, plz correct it
I read the sniperkilla's tut, understood most of it . Ok after im done with the flashing, should I put the switches "ON", as the mod chip would be withouth the switches?
Just another question, can the switches be turned on or off while the xbox is on?
THIS forum ROCKS!!!.....i can now answer a lot of questions on dalnet
Posted 25 September 2002 - 12:49 AM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 05:24 AM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 11:33 AM
Your right! The new version (1.8 2594) does indeed support both the ST and Hyundia chips. So Evo-X will handle his flash task.
Posted 25 September 2002 - 04:21 PM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 11:00 PM
ok, now there can only be 2 dvd exports in the original hdd, and a bit more if they are rips, so if im with a bunch of friends, and get tired of 1 game, i would prefer more than 4 options
i dont know man, theres like this little voice inside me that tells me i gotta play safe here, and stop doing shit with the xbox. BUT on the other hand, i feel the need 4 space and fun.
THIS is why i ask suck annoying questions about every detail....i dont really know what to do
THE MORE I RESEARCH, THE LESS SURPRISES I GET, BETTER THE CHANCES I GET. It has crossed my mind that I TAKE TOO MANY UNECESARY RISKS!!! And perhaps this is one of 'em.
Theres too much temptation...
So, now i will flash it, with a friend, solder the 2 pairs of squared dots on the mother board to enable TSOP writing. Cut wires15 and 21 and switch em. Boot the xbox, with the swithes "on", into evo dashboard 12.8.2594, select Flash BIOS under system settings, turn them "off", and then ftp to my xbox the following command:
Posted 25 September 2002 - 11:05 PM
He was talking about installing a larger HD. He didn't ask if he could copy to the stock drive.
Posted 27 September 2002 - 02:24 AM
i mean, from a DVD to a CdRW, by compressing the video, sfx and music... im gonna wait a while to do the flashing thing, gonna buy the HDD 1st hehe..
Posted 27 September 2002 - 02:26 AM
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