IMPORANT: Since this information has been posted a lot has been revised. Reading this will tell you nothing. You are better off browsing towards the middle of the thread. I am leaving this info intact for reference but alot of it has been changed through time.
This is a re-post of my discoveries as a seperate topic.
Ok, ive looked through a lot and here's how its working.
NEW: W Update: The W code changes depending on your "flow" rate half duplex or full duplex. (Special thanks to Cutriss)
X. First of all, the first four numbers of x should always be zeros. They SHOULD always but I haven't seen one that isn't. If it isn't that is most likely not a problem
Y. 00A8 seems to be common among banned and not banned boxes. Now here is where the problem is. Apparently 6860 indicates an LPC mod that is enabled or a non switched non-LPC mod enabled. 6820 means that the system had once had a modchip in it but at the moment is not running. Other wise it should be something like 4840 or 4820.
00C2 In your second Y code is almost definitely an unconformity in Eeprom info. This is caused by either editing the eeprom so that parts do not match, or other types of unmatching data (can be caused by replacing parts in the xbox or locking and unlock attempting with different things.) New Info! (Not Confirmed)
|I had the 00C2 code and got the "XBox Live not found" error, however when I prepared my HD using the "long" version of locking (involving using a PC and Norton Ghost to clone the original xbox drive, then using LiveInfo and atalock to lock the HD), the 00C2 code went away, and I have been playing on Live happily ever since (for about 2 weeks now).|
All these people that have purchased new EEPROMs probably didn't need to. There's another post somewhere in this thread that mentions using the PAL<->NTSC video mode switcher may also alleviate the 00C2 problem.
00C2 (Almost Definitely) FINAL INFO:
It is my guess (and much of the user-posted evidence supports this) that when people are using ConfigMagic to lock their HDs, they are either doing so incorrectly, or there may be an underlying problem in ConfigMagic.
If your Xbox is banned and you successfully connect to Live, you will always get a message saying that your connection is dropped because of modified hardware or software.
If you simply get the message "Xbox Live not found", then check your XYZ settings. Specifically, we're looking at row Y, the third and fourth characters. If these say "C1", "C2", "C3", or "8A" (NOT A8!), then you have a hardware mismatch problem with your EEPROM. Typically, you'll also see "AFFF" or "0000" in the first half of Z as well. This most frequently arises from people modifying their EEPROM settings so that they can play PAL software on an NTSC Xbox, or vice versa.
harrytasker points out that using the Enigmah PAL-NTSC switcher can possibly restore this:
|I had same problem but i FIXED it like this:|
I ran my avalaunch and looked at my Hardware settings.
It said i had PAL-1 or PAL-I whatever and behind it said: WEIRD
So i thought let's use the Enigmah PAL-NTSC switcher, so i did and select PAL, rebooted again and checked hardware again. The WEIRD word was gone so i turned off modchip, rebooted and voila i was able to connect again to the XBOX live. Dont know what went wrong but its working again
If this fails, the best way to fix this problem is to backup everything on your HD and start the HD locking/prepping procedure all over again, using your old EvoX backups (YOU DO HAVE THESE, RIGHT?), and ATAPWD/HDDUNLOCK/LiveInfo. Don't forget to copy your Live account to a memory card. Once you've completed this procedure, copy your Live account back, and try to connect to Live. You should connect successfully.
You do *not* need to replace your EEPROM because of a C1/C2/C3/8A error.
And the moral of the story? Quit mucking around with your region settings. Z
. The last row (a.k.a Z) has to do with packets and trashed responses. The first 4 numbers deal with response on whether is banned, will be banned, or is not banned. The last 4 numbers are a combo. The first two (19 generally) have to do with which live region your in (dont ask) the second two have to do with packet receiving. D is no packets, C is two packets one trashed, 17 is trashed but readable packet. 0000 is any amount of none trashed packets.
A good code should look something like this:
Z: 0000-0000You Cannot Change Your XYZ Codes!And even if you could it would do nothing!
This is what I have deciphered and I believe it is 99.9% correct. I hope it is of some use to Zander, Opjose, Undead, and others. Thanks for your time How To Get Your XYZ Info.ATTENTION, THIS TUTORIAL ASSUMES YOU HAVE ALREADY FULLY INSTALLED XBOX LIVE!
1.Turn off your modchip and go to the Xbox Dashboard.
2.Click on the Xbox Live Tab.
3.Go to Network Connections.
4.Wait for the Green Lights (or red X'es depending on your setup) to load.
5.Once they load highlight the help button.
6.Over the help button press the Y button.
7.An X code a Y code and a Z code will come up along with more packet data including upload and download speed.
8.Take note of these Numbers.
9.Post results in Xyz Code, Uncoded on the Xbox-Scene forums in the Xbox Live section
On another note,
Some people do not get this. I am going to have to say this for everyone who does not listen to a thing me, kickace, or opjose (or undead or etc) says.
Changing your XYZ Codes will do nothing. The XYZ codes are codes that deliver information about your system in data format. They do not relate to anything about being banned, they only tell you if you are or will be banned. People dont understand. CHANGING YOUR XYZ CODES WILL NOT UNBAN YOU EVEN IF YOU FIGURED OUT HOW i hope this helpes opjose and undead answer all the posts about people wanting to change their xyz codes.Editing Your Eeprom Will Give You A Bad Code And Will Not UnBan You!
-Fuzzy (yes i realize i have typed this before but noone sees it because its in the middle of the xyz post.Thanks To Shanafan, Cutriss, Opjose, Undead, and all the others who are working to make it easier to not get banned and help if you are! This post has been edited by Fuzzy: Feb 24 2004, 12:34 AM