Thanks Heimdall for the screen issue solution!
Heres my newest problem and proposed solution.
first a little backstory
Sooooo..... running an executer 2 chipped box. The other day i upgraded my hdd from the stock MS one to a 200GB maxxtor. After transferring coinops epic onto the F drive via ftp, the boot started to hiccup Once the executer 2 logo came up on startup it would loop and not boot into the dash by itself. I made an evox DVD to boot into a temporary dash. I SHOULD have just FTP'd back into the box and looked at it. instead i started searching tutorials on similar experiences which somehow led me to flashing my chip to solve the issue. sigh...
i can boot into the normal MS dash with the chip OFF
I can hear the xbox boot, But since its the chip theres nothing i can do via ftp (i assume)
Both banks are gone, yes. I don't know how #2 stopped working.
I flashed it with 1mb x2.5035.v16plus.137 ( i assumed the highest release would be the best)
So as i'm sure some of the older members in the mod scene are wondering what the hell i was thinking.
Well, as i'm sure your aware theres plenty of dead links on the subject. Searching for a n00b friendly walk through.... there are no active charts (that i could find) showing xbox versions compared to chip models and bios versions and how they SHOULD relate to each other/compatibility. (i found more information after i killed it)
So i went out and bought another xbox with the executer 2.3l, i lucked out finding a second one with identical chip.
i was going to attempt this tutorialhttp://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/flash-lpc-swap.php
using a 512k (4977) or (4979) bios
what do YOU guys think? any suggestions?