I softmodded via hot swap using xboxhdm/ ndure. Everything was working perfectly until I made a dumb decision and screwed up trying to change the UnleashX dash to XBMC dash. What I did was exchange the current E:\dash\default.xbe for the XBMC default.xbe from XBMC4XBox Wiki. I have the original default.xbe on my computer. Of course now when I go to reboot I can get past the Microsoft logo to a black screen and then the end.
A Few things to note:
I do not have the eeprom.bin file (dumb)
A ribbon on the CD drive has detached (I've read about FTP'ing through SlaYer's disc in the CD drive)
Re-hot swapping doesn't seem to be happening (Read Below)
I backed up the C drive before installing Ndure
I backed up the C and E drives after the softmod
I have another spare unlocked HDD that I tested the softmod on, I just can't use it because I can't lock it.
Steps I've taken to try to resolve the problem:
1.) My first reaction, since I can't FTP, was to restore the C:\ and reinstall Ndure by hot swapping into my xboxhdm/ ndure setup. When I originally hot swapped I did so by removing the HDD at the MSdash, but since I can no longer access that (that I know of) I thought to pull the IDE from the CD drive (inducing error code 12) and try the hot swap that way. When I boot the xboxhdm disc and make the swap, the HDD seems to be freezing up the computer and/or disc.
The order in which I did this was:
- Power on the computer
- Power on XBox
- Boot xboxhdm disc
- Swap IDE cables (At error screen and menu and xboxhdm menu- this is where the freezing occurs. I've also tried to select the option I want and swap after, while on the error code 12 screen, and I get "Linux CD not found")
2.) I've tried to Frankenstein a spare CD drive using xbox IDE with the computer powering it.
3.) I tried to intimidate the Xbox by yelling at it and standing aggressively in front of it. That was of course before I tried to seduce it into working.
Anyway, that's where I am and I was hoping a fresh pair of eyes could help. I'm guessing if I really had to I could purchase a new CD drive that works (assuming I can FTP via recovery disc), but I'm an extremely broke chemistry student who probably shouldn't be tinkering with electronics anyway so I don't think that is an option anytime soon.
If anyone has any suggestions or knows how I can magically FTP please let me know, or forward a link to me. It would be greatly appreciated. I'll mail you something cool from New Orleans, honestly...not a voodoo curse either.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the novel.