The X-Chip is flashed with the 1.6 Evox BIOS. I can read and write to the X-Chip OK, make a change and read that the change has happened.
That usually means that the X-Chip is OK.
I had originally used a solderless install and was having fragging and so spoke to Easybuy who said that I should solder it in. The guy there said that the solderless method had too many places where a problem could occur.
Well it's soldered in now. I've checked the solder joints and buzzed everything out with a voltmeter and continuity checker and it all looks good. I can see that I have connection from the solder joints through to the top of the pin header.
If I remove the X-Chip from the pin header then the X-Box boots as normal and so I know that the D0 connection is definitely good and that the motherboard hasn't blown or anything horrible.
Any idea on what to try and/or test?
I'm planning on calling Easybuy in the morning for an RMA as the only thing I can think of is that the X-Chip itself, even though it will flash and read back is dead .... bad connection in the pin header connection(?). Note that I tried the nickel trick to no avail.
Cheers a very frustrated me after re-checking everything three times.
And wow are those pins small to solder to .... I had to use my kid's mini magnifying glass to be able to see them. And I mean really mini magnifying glass out of his spy kit.