I am very new to this mod world, and I will be the first to bash a product if it rightfully deserves it. But in my case, I have a Spider GX chip that works in a v1.6 Xbox.. In all of these posts that I have read, the only deduction that I have is that there are myriads of ways of setting this chip up, so I want to share how it worked for me. If this doesn't work for you, and you have a version 1.6 Xbox, then you must have done something wrong or YOU HAVE A BAD CHIP. I know I am getting ready to set myself up for all of the naysayers so I will TRY to be as accurate as I can with these directions and will modify in future posts if need be. So here it goes!
1. http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/open1.php]My Webpage
Follow this link to open you Xbox. You have to do this to find out the version that you have. KEEP in mind, that I HAVE A V 1.6 (not 1.6b) so if you have anything else don't bug me because I can't help you.
2. My Webpage1
Identify your version of Xbox by following this link.
Proceed to step 3 only if you have a v 1.6.
3. I installed a 100 GB Maxtor hard drive - nothing special just unplugged the old one and set 100 GB to Cable select and plugged it in.
4. Install Spider GX chip for v 1.6 - I followed these instructions but needed to modify them some. My Webpage2
First of all, preparing the microscopic holes for the spider legs to fit into took me about 2 hours to do. REMOVE MOTHERBOARD. After cutting off the D0 green wire, I used this as an awl to gently ream in a circular motion while using paint thinner and a qtip, through the lacquer finish that covers these holes: LAD3, DO red, LAD2, LAD0, and LAD1. I used the lacquer and leg on both sides of the motherboard. Even after I got the leg to pass through all 5 clean holes, I went through again with a clean qtip and lacquer on each hole to get any residual lacquer that may still be there. You don't want any lacquer left over at all because the legs will not make good contact in the hole. I just moved the leg in and out in each hole while holding the clean qtip right on the leg to suck up any lacquer. Don't force the leg through the hole or it will bend. Be gentle. It will eventually pass through without much force clearing all lacquer.
Now that the board is ready. I need to point out these changes to Hack's install instructions above. First of all, in the 3rd illustration showing the 4 holes together, there is a TYPO. Change LAD1 in this pic to LAD2. Next I’d like to share the order that I installed the 3 items : Spiderwire PCB (has the crazy legs), Main PCB (gets screwed down to motherboard, and Front Panel PCB Has the ON/Off switch and DIP switches.
a. Install Spiderwire PCB (do not use plastic template it just gets in the way) by using tweezers and inserting 5 legs in corresponding holes as illustrated in the link above. Push legs in (no exact amount here but don’t go too far because they might short on the metal panel lining your box. (You might want to put some electrical tape where these legs may touch just as a safety)
b. Connect the Main PCB and the Front Panel PCB with the supplied external PCB Harness. (Do this now! It requires some exertion even when lined up correctly.)
c. Now tilt the Main PCB under the Spiderwire PCB and gently (ensuring not to raise the legs much)connect them together with the connectors and then fasten the Main PCB to the motherboard using the spacer underneath and the supplied extra screw. Fasten snugly. The other side of the Main PCB will be raised somewhat but this is OK. Just ensure your POGO pins are making good contact by pushing down on the board a few times. Let the Front Panel PCB lay somewhere outside the case while you reinstall the motherboard. The Front Panel PCB should be set to the On position and all DIP switches should be on. You may have to remove a small clear protective liner from the top of the DIP switches.
5. Connect the hard drive and DVD drive but let them hang loosely from the outside of the Xbox case. (You may have to wiggle the chip some later).
6. Connect controller, power cable and AV cable to the Xbox and Power On. If you get to the Spider OS screen continue to step 7. If not, you have to wiggle or reseat the chip.
7. Make a BIOS DVD (Always use DVD –R for anything!) with the x2_5035_v16plus_512k.bin file (find on torrent sites). Use this guide My Webpage3
8. Hit the A button and select Add BIOS from CD. Scroll down and select Bank 3. And select to Auto boot on Bank 3. Install DVD and flash. You will know it is done when it reaches the “end” stage. (Maybe 5 to 10 seconds)
9. Turn off Xbox, remove DVD and change DIP switches from all ON to A-Off, B-On, c-Off, D-On. This will force the bios to boot to bank 3 as indicated on the diagram stamped on the Front Panel PCB. VERY IMPORTANT
10. Start Xbox and then place Slayer’s 2.6 DVD in and turn off Xbox. Restart Xbox and it will boot to Slayer’s setup. Format your hard drive and install Apps.
11. Take out Slayer’s DVD and then try booting. Slayer’s should boot but no APPS will work yet. Connect your Xbox and PC to a network hub. Power on Xbox with a UnleashX DVD installed to start UnleashX. Verify that you have gotten an IP address in the network settings. Nothing else needs to be done with UnleashX. In my case I got a 192.168.1.102 IP address. From your PC, using CuteFTP, copy the x2config.ini file from here - My Webpage6
and onto your hard drive of your PC. Then using CuteFTP move the x2config.ini file to the root of the f drive on the Xbox.
12. After this is copied and you verify it is on the f drive, you will be able to load games to you hard drive and play them from hard drive with Slayer’s.
Let me know if anything seems unclear. Good Luck!