QUOTE(DM616 @ Aug 30 2010, 05:40 AM)
Yah I'll be doing that when he comes back, he's in another state lol.
The tv displays nothing...it stays his default color for when he switches to the TV's inputs.
He says the light stays green, dvd tray does not open.
How do you know if connections are blown? Multimeter/voltmeter?
it might be a comabox, search for ´comabox´. if he has a modchip in it, you should be able to either boot the normal ms bios (on the tsop), or the one on the modchip. so 1 should work, it is unlikely that boot are bad at the same time
but many xbox´es are either tsop flashed or more often just a softmod. in both cases your bios flash (on the tsop) is starting to degrade. if you leave it alone for a day, it will normally power on just fine and then you can play with it. if you power down and immediately try to power on again, same problem (solid green ring, no video and dvd will not eject). i too am in the same boat as you, i am hoping (waiting for that 1 successful boot) that it will boot once so i can reflash the tsop with another bios.