Fixing A Bad Bios Flash (xecuter 2.3)?
Posted 25 July 2011 - 07:24 PM
Its been in storage for close to 2 years but was mainly used for xbmc before that... I hadn't played a game since 2005. anyway I wanted to used it for coin ops2 and replace the 8gb hdd with a 500gb wd ide i have so I flashed the bios with the 5035 for the lba48 support (I had an older 4977 bios) but I didn't pad out the file to a full 1mb so I got a useless flash. i used evox flash utility and not flashx which would have allowed partial bank flashing. So now I get the 3 stuttered start and frag with the modchip on. Box works fine with it disabled. just no xbmc or MAMEox on a stock xb though.
My research has led me to believe the only way to fix is via a programmer but my question is how does that work exactly? My mod is soldered on so how do I hook my chip to the programmer? is it in a socket on the PCB or would I have to unsolder it? I understand that the programmer hooks to pc via USB (for power) and lpt to program.
sorry for the noob question, I it's been close to 10 years since I installed the chip!
In the meantime I may softmod. Before I shell out 20 for a programmer could I flash the modchip via evox from a softmodded box? I have seen conflicting reports that it will only work from a 1.6 xbox (I've got a 1.1)
Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:07 PM
What about the mini-programmer (white PCB)? or is that the v2.6? Those are the only programmers I can find that are still available.
Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:18 PM
You can't flash a chip from a softmod on a 1.1, only on a 1.6.
I don't know for certain if the programmer will work, but I can see no reason why it wouldn't.
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