I recently did 3 things to my Xbox (Falcon):
- Reflashed IXtreme 1.41 on my pre-flashed Hitachi drive using the JungleFlasher app
- Installed XBReboot (including JTAG and Ethernet/LPT flasher mods)
- Reinstalled XBReboot v3 using Gentoo and lflash.
As a result, I got a nice little box capable of playing the newest games off disks and HDD. But I also got something else, which I've not yet encountered on this forum (and I DID conduct a search on all things 0021):
Basically, the console works fine, meaning that I can play whatever I like, whenever I like and for as long as I like (my longest test was a 24-hour marathon of Borderlands co-op without interruption). But sometimes, that is, mostly
after playing for some time and then turning it off and instantly on again, I get the 0021 error.
I do get 0021 also without having pre-heated (played) the Xbox, but the only 100% sure way of reproducing the RROD is to play, switch off, and then switch it on again. Once, I put the booted (Dashboard) Box into RROD state by tampering with the external HDD's USB connection, but since then I haven't managed to repeat that. Still, it's interesting to note that there might
be a connection between USB and 0021. I read once that external HDDs draw too much voltage from the Xbox, but since my hard drive has its own power source, I have my doubts about this.
A further strange aspect of my error is that disconnecting the Xbox from the power brick or waiting for a few seconds makes everything work again.
Last, but not least, comes the information concerning the DVD drive: no matter whether it is plugged in or not, the error comes and goes like normal.
This leads me to the conclusion that:
- it's not the DVD drive's fault
- overheating might, or might not be the issue
- USB connection could be the culprit
Any thoughts on how to fix my 0021?