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#1 Gitaroo

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:02 AM

My xbox 1 HDD just broke, and I ask around in the noob section. Some ppl recommend me to get a DUOX2 and a new HDD to fix this problem. I have a very very old xbox, probably version 1.0 or 1.1. I just want to know which version of the DUOX2 should I get? And also I live in Canada, any know any good place I can get a DuoX from?

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

Hi

As long as you can solder or can learn to solder well go for a modchip, Duox2's are cheap and good! I dont know about your laws but get a Duox2 GS which has flashbios on which allows you to flash your own BIOS to (the other duox2 (non GS) has a BIOS that is illegle in most likely all countries) To get a Duox2 gs from canada i cannot really say, You can buy one from america of a person call 'Litspliff' who is a great person and very reputable! they are like $14 (American) i think.

Any HDD will do but it has to be more than 8GBs and be IDE/PATA for ease


If you do not understand the BIOS thing and such, ask here and i'm sure you'll figure it out fast with our help!

Hope this helped

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:26 PM

Depending on your soldering proficiency, an eeprom reader which requires less soldering is the other alternative. http://forums.afterd...view.cfm/357863. Once you have your eeprom, you can rebuild your hdd with xboxhdm.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:03 PM

Soldering is no problem for me, and I think modchip is legal in Canada. I only found 1 site that sell the Duox2 but they got very very bad feedback.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:09 PM

Ok, The modchip themselves dont matter...its the BIOS's that tend to be legal!

Contact Litspliff and he should sort you out! he would send to the UK to me.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:29 AM

can you tell me more about Litspliff ?

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:33 AM

Litspliff is a person on these forums that sells duox2 gs's at a reasonable price and is very trusty worthy if you go on the B/S/T you should find a topic that is his where he sells his stuff.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:14 PM

kirky! thanks for the ref!



yeah dude, you can fix this with a duoX2, but it's more than just a simple chip install.



what you need to do is get yourself a new HD also. all the info on the old one is lost forever, so time to get a new one. i suggest large (200GB+).



you will also need a boot disc (slayer's or something like that) to get access to the HD once you have installed the chip on the motherboard and flashed the proper bios to the chip.



do a little bit of research on which bios to use (legally, i can't help you with that).

Edited by litspliff, 26 May 2008 - 10:15 PM.


#9 Gitaroo

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 12:24 AM

hey man, ya I just received the package (great service, thanks bro), planning on getting this

http://www.memoryexp...X12633(ME).aspx

good choice?

Im going to solder that chip in soon, but Im new to the scene and don't really know what to do next, can someone PM me? rolleyes.gif Got this auto install thing..... not sure if I can talk about it here



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Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:22 PM

these are the ones i use.



250GB 7200, 8MB buffer ---for under 50$!!!!!!!



i've only had one go bad, and replacement was no big deal with these guys...

http://3btech.net/whlamadate252.html





holy sht! my secret is out....



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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:46 PM

ok I installed the chip and the new HDD. but it got a blue screen that says something like "BooddeReadData data not ready" sad.gif

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:27 AM

ok, I boot up with bank 0, it shows the blue linux screen and says HD unlock successful, so that should mean everything is installed properly and working right? But I still get the "BooddeReadData data not ready"

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 02:37 AM

nevermind, I figured out that I set the HDD jumper wrong, now it detect the HDD. But Im not sure what to do next blink.gif

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:47 PM

if you are going to run linux on it, you are ready to install from your linux installation disc.



if you are doing other things now, then you will have to take it to a different topic.

this is also where i can no longer legally help you.

try looking in the bios section of the forum.






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