Well I finally cracked open my xbox and it sure was dusty. Anyway the reason was so that I could check the modchip to see how to unlock the flash protection (which may not even be there, can't be sure), and flash a new BIOS that supports LBA48 or whatever it was called. So far so good and I found a little modchip right under the DVD-drive. It's got white text on it saying "Aladdin 2" which after a quick google search seems to be a reasonable guess.
Some more searching and I find this
site (with the google image border showing the picture of my mod chip). The closest match on xbox-scene is this table
though Aladdin Pandora2 may be an unrelated modchip and since most of the info in that table contradicts the previous site it seems unlikely. So my question is if this is one of the ancient ones that first rose over the mythical M$ empire to create and uphold the modding of the Xbox but were only desgined to run "Hello World" (which would be just my luck) or something a bit more modern that more specifically is capable of getting a new BIOS flashed. (which seems possible according to the first site at least)
The modchip has worked for me so far and I've got both XBMC and XlinkKai running with it. If anyone could help me check the flash-protection (and how to disable it (is it neccessary to enable it?)) while they're at it that would be great too. And is my modchip one of them "cheapmods" or some "alternative" chip?
Oh and first post outside newbie forums so yay me. This post has been edited by lokispawn: Aug 5 2008, 08:15 PM