QUOTE(_quaKe @ May 2 2005, 11:00 PM)
First of all, no instructions would tell you to delete everything off your HDD, unless someone told you to. But, if you wanted to, then you could but you won't have no MS dash anymore. Anyways, when the mod chip is enabled, do you get any kind of screen? FlashBIOS perhaps, or the xbox shuts off before you can see anything? If it does shut off before you see anything, check your soldering on the dO point, and if you have a v1.6, then make sure you took out pin6 and the 5v wire is in the right place..
I have a 1.0 and when i tried to upgrade my bios to the X3 version it just would show and video or audio when the chip is enabled the xbox stays on for a few seconds and i dont get any video but if i disable it i do get video but i get error 16. If i start up doing 256k backup mode it brings to the screen where i flashed it(duh). OH yea i never had the MS dash originallly on this upgraded drive. I just put in an UnleashX dashboard CD in it and it started formatting the hdd and the xbox and it still had the previous bios version when i bought the hdd. So i wanted to update it to the X3 bios because i have a X3.