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#1 edwardar

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

Can anyone help me repair the TSOP on my xbox 1.4?

What happened?
I soldered the correct points for my 1.4 motherboard to enable writing of the TSOP.
I then attempted a flash using some raincoat savegame (can't remember which one) and the screen went blank, and perhaps after 1 minute, the xbox shut down.
Now it powers up with a solid green light with no hard drive access and no video/audio output. The CD drive will still eject, but nothing loads.

The fix
I did a lot of reading from this board, and decided to attempt a 28-wire mod to fix it. I bought an XRAY3 modchip and got to work, using the wire from an old IDE cable.
I soldered 10 wires a night for a few days with no flux, and really took my time to do it right. Every time I solder in a wire I gave it a little tug to make sure it has a reasonable contact.

Did it work?
After all that work I was so excited to try it. I turned on the newly modded xbox and it didn't work!! IIRC there is now flashing red/green lights, so something's changed.

What should I do now?
I have a few options of what to do:

1. Does the XRAY3 come preflashed with a bios? I guess it does, so that shouldn't be a problem.

2. I could randomly go through and resolder 5 joints at a time and see if it starts working.

3. I used an old multicore IDE cable, but afterwards I realised I have some thinner single-core copper wire which would be much easier to work with. I could go through and re-solder in the thinner wire.

4. I didn't use flux - I think this made it more difficult and is why it took me hours. Perhaps I should start again using flux, then I'd be able to get bigger bits of solder on the board and a better contact.

Here's a photo of my masterful soldering skills wink.gif - can anyone help?

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#2 lordvader129

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:37 AM

QUOTE(edwardar @ Aug 8 2010, 12:38 PM) View Post

2. I could randomly go through and resolder 5 joints at a time and see if it starts working.

this is probably your best bet, a lot of the joints on the xbox look pretty bad in your pic

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3. I used an old multicore IDE cable, but afterwards I realised I have some thinner single-core copper wire which would be much easier to work with. I could go through and re-solder in the thinner wire.

30 gauge wire is ideal, if you have anything thinner than the IDE definitely use that instead
i swear by this stuff: http://www.radioshac...oductId=2062640

with TSOP repair it also helps to use different colors, since theres only 8 wires you need to cut to flash the TSOP doing those in a different color will help

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4. I didn't use flux - I think this made it more difficult and is why it took me hours. Perhaps I should start again using flux, then I'd be able to get bigger bits of solder on the board and a better contact.

well more solder usually isnt the answer, the trick is to use less, but get it all in the right place, flux can help with that but dont go too nuts with it, too much can make things worse

again looking at your picture i would say theres a little too much solder, using a thinner wire will help with that too

Edited by lordvader129, 09 August 2010 - 02:38 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

I use the wire from an 80-wire IDE. It is perfect if you are on a budget.

EDIT: Also, Yes flux will help exponentially for this job. The flux from Radio Shack works wonders when used correctly. That sh!t is magical.

Edited by xboxmods2977, 09 August 2010 - 08:17 PM.





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