QUOTE(ravendrow @ Sep 28 2011, 12:27 AM)
anyone know where to get one of the max232 chips?
You can find them at your local electronics depot, or order them in, they're not expensive.
I've confirmed that the MAX232, MAX232N, and MAX3232 will all work and have the same pinout so no adjustments need to be made for the diagram.
Also, besides serial, we're looking for POST output.
This can be achieved by wiring up LEDs marked at 1.2v-1.8v [I use 3v LEDs] to the POST bus on the bottom side of the board near the CPU and to the Xbox 360's Ground [any one will do].
Reading this out after crashes tells us where the Xbox 360 crashed along the boot chain. The LEDs provide a binary code to show this output.
We then take the binary code and convert it. The converted values tell us the failed boot section.
POST is currently more important than serial to us.
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- GadorachThis post has been edited by Gadorach: Sep 29 2011, 06:26 PM