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#1 acrof

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

Just bought myself a "new" xbox, and just found that it won't see my network.

I tried connecting it to my router: no luck, tried to connect it to my PC: also no luck, and tried both again with a different cable(works just fine on my PC), again, nothing happens.
The LEDs on the LAN connector just don't light up.


Is there a way to fix this?

Edited by acrof, 30 November 2011 - 05:09 PM.


#2 xboxmods2977

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:40 PM

This is a long shot, but try cleaning the pins inside the LAN connector. I had the same issue once on an Xbox that I got from a friend. No matter what I tried, the LAN would not work. Keep in mind that this Xbox was painted. Turns out the guy that painted it never removed the mother board before hand and never masked off any of the ports so the pins inside the AVIP and LAN were painted. I spent hours with Q-tips and nail polish remover cleaning them pins. Even today, it still isn't perfect.

Just an idea.

#3 acrof

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:29 PM

I've tried to clean it twice already (with alcohol and Q-tips), it's no use.

The lan chip must be dead...



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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:55 PM

sad day for you then.... sad.gif

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:46 PM

Can someone post a pic of the LAN chip on the 1.0 mobo, please?

I can get the chip from a dead mobo, but for that I need to know how the chip looks like.

It can be a pic from google with an indication, you don't need to take yours apart to take a picture.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:23 PM

The chip just to the right of the IDE connector. It is stamped "ICS".

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

u want as pic of the inside of the xbox where the ethernet plug connects?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(YoZee @ Dec 1 2011, 10:46 AM) View Post

u want as pic of the inside of the xbox where the ethernet plug connects?

It's not necessary, thanks. ^^


However I'd like to know if I can replace my LAN chip (1.0 mobo) with a LAN chip from a dead 1.6 mobo I have around.

Both look just like the same (both have "ICS" written on them), but the numbers are different.

Is it a universal chip for every xbox version?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE(acrof @ Dec 1 2011, 05:27 PM) View Post

However I'd like to know if I can replace my LAN chip (1.0 mobo) with a LAN chip from a dead 1.6 mobo I have around.
That, I couldn't tell you. I usually get rid of any 1.6's as soon as I get them because I don't prefer them. As such, I don't know much about how the version 1.6 differs from previous versions, outside of the obvious stuff (no tsop, no ram upgrades, eeprom dumps are a pain, etc, etc.).

You'll have to try and find the data sheets for the two "ICS" chips and compare them, or maybe someone else who knows will chime in.

Edited by xboxmods2977, 02 December 2011 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE(xboxmods2977 @ Dec 2 2011, 02:16 AM) View Post

That, I couldn't tell you. I usually get rid of any 1.6's as soon as I get them because I don't prefer them. As such, I don't know much about how the version 1.6 differs from previous versions, outside of the obvious stuff (no tsop, no ram upgrades, eeprom dumps are a pain, etc, etc.).

You'll have to try and find the data sheets for the two "ICS" chips and compare them, or maybe someone else who knows will chime in.

Well, what about other versions?

My friend said he have an ICS chip taken from a 1.1 mobo, do you belive it's gonna work with mine?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:23 PM

Did some research and found something curious.

Take a look as this:
IPB Image

As you can see, even on identical 1.6 mobos, the ICS chip has different writings, but the last number is the same on all of them even on the chip of my 1.0 mobo!

I belive the last number is the model of the chip, because it's the only number that match on both 1.6 chips.

And, as you can see, the last number is also the same for my 1.0 ICS chip.
If I'm correct, then the chip of my 1.6 mobo has the same model of my 1.0 one.

And besides, all of them have 24 pins on each side, so it would be a perfect fit.

What do you guys think?


EDIT

Never mind, it's indeed the model number.

http://www.alldatash.../ICS1893AF.html

That's the link to the data sheet of this chip. =)

Edited by acrof, 02 December 2011 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

Just to let everyone know:

Today I replaced the broken chip on my 1.0 mobo, for the one that was on my 1.6 mobo.

It worked flawlessly, it really seems to be a universal chip for every xbox version.
So if anyone have this problem, just check the version of your ICS chip (the last number stamped on it), and try to find a chip that matches that number.

Yep, I couldn't be happier. laugh.gif

Edited by acrof, 03 December 2011 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:14 AM

QUOTE(acrof @ Dec 3 2011, 12:57 PM) View Post

Just to let everyone know:

Today I replaced the broken chip on my 1.0 mobo, for the one that was on my 1.6 mobo.

It worked flawlessly, it really seems to be a universal chip for every xbox version.
So if anyone have this problem, just check the version of your ICS chip (the last number stamped on it), and try to find a chip that matches that number.

Yep, I couldn't be happier. laugh.gif




How do you know when the problem is the chip and when the problem is the connector?

I've got a 1.0 xbox that can get rss feeds when I boot to xbmc, but lan and internet streaming work for a minute or two and then the connection dies.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

Thanks for the info Acrof! Now I will have to go back through my pile of stripped motherboards and desolder all of the ICS chips too!




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