Hey guys. I have searched and searched and haven't found an answer, so I am hoping that you guys can help me. I have modded a few Xboxes, but I have hit a wall on this one.
I installed an X3ce into a v1.4 xbox, and I was doing this reeeeally late at night. My dumb ass ran the reset/eject cable to the alt. 5v connection point on the modchip. Needless to say, when I plugged in the power cord for the xbox it turned on by itself and smelled horrible. As soon as I opened the xbox I saw what I had done. I unplugged it from the 5v connection point and plugged it into the right spot. Here's where things stand. The power button wouldn't work, but the eject button would. It would try to start twice and turn off, and it would start on the 3rd attempt and flash green, no video though. Holding down the eject button wouldn't open the drive, but would either result in a solid orange light or a frag. I replaced everything I could think of - power switch, dvd-rom, power supply. I tried putting in another mod chip to see if that was the problem, but it did the same thing.
Moving on.... I got ahold of a v1.6 xbox, soldered everything up, and tried the modchip from the above install. Same thing - power button doesn't work, flashes green after 2 restarts, no video. Putting in a known working modchip gets the same errors. Running without the mod chip, power button still doesn't work but will power on with the eject button and go to M$ dashboard.
What is the deal? Hopefully someone can help me out on this one.
This post has been edited by Hegemon: Oct 28 2006, 05:53 AM