Oh god what a headache. I would usually not post this but I can honstly say I have tried everything. So lets start. Modding 2 xboxs at the same time. Using 2.6's on both. 1.1 went fine. No problems. Now we get to everyones favorite the 1.6. I have been keeping up on this bios blunder (shame shame on you team xecuter) and have been keeping up on the 1.6's. I thought I was ready. I was wrong.
Chip boots the M$ bios fine when off but not when on. green off, green off, green off, red and green. The Usual problems. First thing first I thought of was bios. If I get red and green(not orange also) usually it means bios(according to the tut section). No it can't be. I have flashed it with...ready.M8 plus_18 1mb then 2 512 mb, 1 m8_16 1mb then 2 512 mb. Then just for s's and g's I tried 1 512 flash bios 3.03 and 1 m8_16.bin. Keeping the m8 in the second bank cause I remember that had something to do with it. Still freaking nothing. OIn to solder joints.
Ok, I don't want to brag but I am pretty darn good at soldering. Everythign turns out neat and clean and I a really good ciruit tracer. So because I have been sick and tired of it fragging I checked every freaking joint for continuity with the pins. and I have it. Im not joking. I went as far as checking some of the lpc rebuilds with the pins and tracing the paths all the way to the xyclops chip and I have continuity on ALL of them. WTF is going on?
A little interesting tidbit for all of you that had the same problem opr have ruined 1.6 boards I thought I did the same. After the xbox was fragged I resoldered everything and while doing so the pad that the lad2 wire attached to came off. I panicked but with my ciruit tracing abilities I was able to discover the perfect place to jumper a wire over the broken solderjoint. Stripped the wire in the middle also(so I could solder the mod wire to the middle of the wire and not the small points I used to jumper it) and the box was back to life now if I can only get this freakin modchip to work. Any suggestions or tips all. If I find it I will post it asap. Im going on 1:00am here and Im not resting till I find it!!! BTW those whom didn't read it all yes it is a 1.6 board not 1.6b and it is the xecuter2.6 lite chip.