A friend was going to trash his xbox (unmodded) so I ask him for it. Basically it's a v1.3, it turns on but only gets the solid green lights (no audio/video but the DVD does eject).
So I figure either the eeprom and/or HD are dead (I think the HD fine, it's a seagate and is quiet but it spins up, the DVD is a samsung and it spins too). I got a smartchip so I could boot off that and/or replace the HD but it's still in the mail
One question is (this is my 1st xbox/modchip) 'is there any reason to worry about having the original bios since the smartchip has it's own?'. I was not planning to play xbox live. Since this is my only xbox is there any way of getting a copy of the bios on a CD and flash the smartchip from there (ftp/web??) and where would I get a version of that bios (sorry for the n00b question but I'm still reading the forums)?
Well my biggest problem is getting the xbox to work so I'll wait before asking anymore questions.