I got stuck with a goddamn unknown or old ass POS aladdin probably 2-3 years out of date. I was under impression I was going to get Aladdin Adv New Edition or something like Xeno. But when i was shipped the chip I got some aladdin that was red pcb and no markings other than L1, DO, BT, and X printed on chip. I've seen other's on these boards where there was white lettering identifying each pad on the chip, but mine doesn't have it. I don't have that potentiometer to control leds or the word "contrast". On the back of the chip it just says on a sticker "Aladdin Advance v1.0-v1.6." Great! Here's my problem. I know I soldered everything correctly, because I've another xbox before. Plus, I have confirmation that my soldering works because I get glowing Orange LED. I read in another posting that that's what aladdin's do....they change operation status LED to orange until you change it with EVtool. Meaning the chip is enabled.
So, here's situation. I can't get it to flash? How's this chip flash itself...through a CD or what? I tried burning a DVD ISO of M8plus bios....that didn't work. I used Nero to make image, but should I have used Craxtion? I have a v1.0 w/ a Thompson drive ,therefore I used DVD-R. It can't read CD-RW right? Anyways what do I suppose to see once it's flashed with bios....like an EvoX shield at corner of screen? All I'm seeing is the default dash.....but how come I get orange led? I'm under the impression that you need a programmer to flash it? Anyone know? The chip on my Aladdin is an SST49LF020A....this is the ROM chip right? I hope I don't have to hotswap with another modded xbox....I don't have one. I need to program this chip so I can finish modding it. Pleasse help me anyone. I spent too much time already.