So you had a bad experience with avalaunch.. mostly due to video mode switching
Here is how you can fix it according to your Symptoms
NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH SOFTMODDED XBOX'S. IF YOUR XBOX IS SOFTMODDED THEN YOU GOT OTHER PROBLEMS WHICH ONLY A MODCHIP CAN FIX
xbox Turns On and Freezes at the Big X Logo Or/And Error Code Displays
Xbox Turns On Video Is Scrambled And Flickering. Or Video is Incorrect.
Xbox Turns On NO VIDEO, No Sound And Flashing RED
Power On/Off 3x FRAG, No Video, No Sound
Create or Use a Boot Disk And And Repair Your C:, Dashboard, XML. This is Dashboard Related due to an error in configuration, Or is unable to locate dashboard.
Your Xbox is Set to a Video Setting That Your TV Does NOT Support. Try booting pressing and holding both thumbsticks. If this does not fix it then Get a Hold of "Enigmah Video Switcher" found in the usual places, make a boot disk with it. When its loaded Press "A" for PAL or Press "B" for NTSC. Then Reboot Your Video should work again
Ok So you are sitting In This Corner.. Ouch
Never Fear It Is Fixable Very Easily with the right stuff. You will require a mod chip and programmer or some way of programming a mod chip to go on.
Case 1> You Have a backup of your eeprom. Excellent you can pat yourself on the back for intelligence
what your need is Eeprom Recovery Package 1. This contains a Patched Cromwell bios with a program called AddEeprom. Get your eeprom backup and use Addeeprom to insert it into the cromwell binary. Flash this bios to your modchip and boot it up. It will Eject the CD-Tray and Your eeprom will be restored! If it didnt work the first time boot it again, or make sure you did everything correct.
IF YOu ARE USING THE ORIGINAL HARD DRIVE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN UNLOCKED AND DONT HAVE A EEPROM BACKUP. The Hard Drive is pretty much useless now. its probly time for you to upgrade to a bigger drive.
Case 2> You DO Not Have a backup of your eeprom.. SHAME ON YOU! But Never Fear I have supplied a EEProm for your Needs. If you Have a NTSC System get EEprom Recovery Package 2. If you have a PAL System you need EEprom Recovery Package 3. Flash This Version of Cromwell To Your Mod Chip and Boot Your System. Your System should now function Again! Great!.
Now you may have a problem with unable to unlock Hard Drive if your hard drive was locked If this is the Case try the password "TEAMASSEMBLY". Hopefully you wont have this problem and all is good. Package 2 and Package 3 Have the HDD Password preset to TEAMASSEMBLY.
Something is preventing your bios from loading. Possibilites: MOD Chip is loose or any other mod chip related problem, Your BIOS is HOSED (Due To Improper Flashing of BIOS) Sorry Avalaunch does not support this or you found a fatal Easter Egg. Either Reflash your mod chip with programmer, or Fix TSOP with Proper Mod Chip depending on your system.
I Hope this has helped you a lot and i hope this hasnt scarred your for life but for the future make sure to keep eeprom backups and it would be good to have a mod chip with programmer this way your arnt stuck in the water.
EEprom Recovery Package 1http://skorchir.homelinux.org/EEPROM_RECOVERY_PACKAGE_1.rar
EEprom Recovery Package 2http://skorchir.homelinux.org/EEPROM_RECOVERY_PACKAGE_2.rar
EEprom Recovery Package 3http://skorchir.homelinux.org/EEPROM_RECOVERY_PACKAGE_3rar
I would also like to add that i did not write these programs/bios i am simply supplying it for the needy. I would like to give great credit to the writter of these tools but i cant remember as of where i obtained them.
Very Handy Though
I Have one bank dedicated to this bios for just these situations.
Also Remember Avalaunch being in Alpha/Beta Stages you are a Tester! If you fuck your xbox it is not entirly the fault of the developers. They do their very best to obtain quality. I like to give great appreciation to the avalaunch team for their hard work and their great dashboard. BTW If you need any more pre-release testers you can count me in
Please post any success stories
Thx This post has been edited by skorchir: Feb 10 2004, 04:37 AM