Prelude: If you tried other tutorials and have found that when you boot up your xbox you get no sound or video, then you look at the TSOP and it says SHARP this is what process you need to follow.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for your lack of soldering skills, powers of comprehension, or if you screw up your xbox. If you are worried about screwing up your xbox send it to a professional. I also use raincoat .7 which I find more involved then evolutionx but I've never had problems with it. I also assume you have a memory card with raincoat and your bios on it and loaded onto the hdd of the xbox, if you don't know how to do this please visit another tutorial first.
Now onto the tutorial: Step 1:
Open your xbox (there are other tutorials for this if you do not know how) Step 2:
Remove the motherboard from the case. Step 3:
Join the bottom two write enable points as shown here (in blue) and check connection with a multimeter on the red points. If the points are properly bridged the resistance between the two red points should be 0 ohms. Step 4:
Run a length of wire to Vcc (3.3 v) and this other point (solder pad) near D4 on the motherboard as shown. Step 5:
Strip the ends of two pieces (6 in. in length or longer) of 30 gauge wire (available at radioshack prt #278-501) One sice you want at least an inch of exposed wire and the other side you want just enough to solder to. Step 6:
Solder the ends with just enough wire exposed to solder to into the red vias (vias are holes that go through the motherboard incase you are wondering), one wire each via. Step 7:
Reassemble xbox leaving the two wires free so you can access them while the machine is running, load gamesave hack to HDD, load gamesave hack. Step 8:
Twist the two wires together. Step 9:
Telnet into the xbox: 126.96.36.199 login: root password: xbox Step 10:
cd into the proper directory, cd ../../media/E/UDATA/4541000d/000000000000/raincoat Step 11:
back up your origional bios using ./raincoat -r orig_bios.binStep 12:
flash new bios using ./raincoat -p <<whatever bios you want>>Step 13:
once flashing is complete untwist the wires and reboot the machine. Step 14:
unsolder the two wires on the top from the red vias. DONE Optional Step 15:
If you are going to reflash your tsop often you can put a spst switch on the wires on the top and mount it somewhere, that way the connection can be open (not connected electrically) and the box will boot and then you just throw a switch when you want to reflash it.
A@ron This post has been edited by A@ron: Feb 25 2004, 12:55 PM