QUOTE(luther349 @ Dec 4 2005, 09:14 PM)
thats just strange. if the tosp in unused why is it there.
I think you're a little confused. Its the EEPROM that appears unused. The TSOP has been proven to NOT be interchangeable between Xbox 360s. If you were to do this between two like Xbox 1s, two v1.0s for instance, it should work. On the original Xbox, the EEPROM was used to store settings and specifics about that particular Xbox. On the Xbox 360...?
On Xbox 1 the TSOP was used to store the BIOS. On the Xbox 360 it appears to hold the dashboard and possiblely other things. The contents appear to be encrypted using a key unique to each Xbox 360.
QUOTE(Satan00 @ Dec 4 2005, 09:30 PM)
sounds like windows xp device signature activation thing all over again
you could definately expect to see something like that from MS lol
QUOTE(downlowfunk @ Dec 4 2005, 09:48 PM)
Im no Expert, but would say maybe the EEPROM is the red herring people have been speculating about. as for swapping the drives and getting errors, YUCK!!!!!. Its going to suck in the future when youve got a stack of dead 360s from the dump and your trying to build one good one. Kinda like my stack of dead Xbox 1's ( Bad flashes, poor soldering, lifted traces (dont ask
This could very well be some sort of marrying. This may have something to do with their approved hardware peripherals system, marrying, or could be more like what is seen on PS2 consoles. PS2s require that the laser replacing the original be the same model unless you reprogram an EEPROM on the PS2. PS2 service techs have access to a utility for this. Until recently it wasn't available to the modding community, lucky for us replacement parts are fairly easy to find. Recently the modding community was able to make a similar program as used by their service techs to enable use of different lasers.
As for the EEPROM appearing to do nothing, makes me remember some MS guy saying, "what works for some people may not work for everyone else" (not an exact quote, but close). May end up being part of a bigger picture.
QUOTE(Stripes @ Dec 4 2005, 11:02 PM)
just wanted to point out.. i think u were trying to type " when you put the dvd in an XBOX dvd-rom"
Let me elaborate a little. When you put an Xbox 360 game into a PC DVD-ROM, or set-top, you are going to get that message. He's saying that he receives that message when he puts the disc into the swapped Xbox 360 DVD drive. The drive being from a second Xbox 360 being used in the first. That particular Xbox 360 may not have support for that ROM version programmed into it, thus access to the special firmware features cannot be accessed.
Hope this clears some stuff up for the little less tech savvy.
-alkaneThis post has been edited by Alkane: Dec 5 2005, 05:27 AM