QUOTE(xboxmods2977 @ Dec 23 2010, 11:06 PM)
Any time you change motherboards in an xbox and are left with a few "damaged saves", there may be a fairly simple fix.
Some games sign their saves with eeprom specific data, so all you need to do is make the new board "look" like the old one. For that, you just need a dump of the old eeprom.
Convert it to match the version of your new motherboard, and then flash it to your new motherboard. This makes your old board and your new board "identical" to certain games (burnout, black, to name a few) that sign their saves with eeprom specific data.
Quite simple. I have had to do this numerous times over the years to avoid losing, specifically, my saves for Black. As a matter of fact, I have changed the motherboard in my main gaming xbox countless times and still have all of my games saves intact back to 2003.
soon i will be changing my xbox hard disc for a new one, i have some saves that are marked as uncopyable to a memory unit, are these saves signed by the hard drive? does this mean that when i copy them to the new hard drive they won't work? im getting a friend who runs his own buisness modding xbox consoles to install the new HDD, is there any special steps he must take in getting the xbox saves to work on the new hard drive?