Dec 1 2002, 12:55 AM
A friend of mine lend me his mod chip enigma.
We solder all point.
We boot on a evox cd
we cut wire for flash.
we flash the bios of the Xbox to evox 2.2
-> flash ok
we reboot the xbox
-> it start well
we remove the enigma mod chip.
we reboot the xbox it work well.
I install the evolutionx
-> all is good
Until we flash the bios of the Xbox with the bad size of bin file.
256Ko instead of 1024Ko
I restart the Xbox.
Now the led light red & green blinking.
I try to put the a flash boot CD.
Nothing Xbox always led light red & green blinking.
I would like to know what I can do to flash my bios with a good file.
Dec 1 2002, 01:20 AM
You should be able to do the flash over again. Rehook up your modchip, boot into evox. Then cut the wires. Then flash. This time make your bios into a 1meg bios by going into dos and using this command. "copy file.bin+file.bin+file.bin+file.bin newfilename.bin" Put in the name of the 256 bios in for "file" and put the name that you want to save to in "newfilename.bin" It will make ti into a 1meg bios then and work. I did this with the x-ecutor2 bios.
Dec 1 2002, 01:22 AM
Right now your XBOX can not be started. The Enigmah is a nice chip but it is dangerous. If you have a problem during flashing the TSOP you can not use it to recover.
You have a couple options at this point. You can go with a home brew or a Xtender. You can use these to fix the onboard bios. I have not seen any Xtenders for sale for quite some time. I had a bad flash on a friends board a good while ago thank goodness I had a old motherboard with 256K socketed flash ROM. I was really lucky with that one.
The other option is you can use a LPC mod. They will by pass the onboard bios then you can boot from them.
Sevik the enigmah does not work that way it is not a bios replacment. It still needs the OEM bios in order to work.
Dec 1 2002, 01:58 AM
You think if I solder again the Enigma mod chip and start the Xbox, I will be able to boot on a CD?
Because when I flashed the bios I just use a CD with flasher and the bios ONlY on the CD.
Because when I start the Xbox I have a black screen 'no logo animation' and the light green & red blink.
How much the LPC mod cost ?
How doesn't it work?
Dec 1 2002, 02:04 AM
As I stated eairler the Engimah can not be used after a bad TSOP flash. It does not have a built in BIOS it is only a modifier. It does not matter were you flashed from. You still need a bios to tell the system how to start. As I said you can NOT use the enigmah for this.
LCP mod prices are in the ranges of $35 - $60 +/- 5%.
i have ordered for http://www.extreme-mods.com
before and had no problems.
Dec 1 2002, 02:17 AM
Sorry I don't want to irritate you.
But what is the LCP mod, I see on the site http://www.extreme-mods.com
-> X-ecutor 2 Modchip
-> X-ecutor Modchip
-> Xios Xbox Modchip Kit (no longuer available)
-> EvoX Modchip (no longuer available)
What mod chip I have to buy ?
Dec 1 2002, 02:25 AM
No problem you are not irritating don't worry about it.
Anyway a LPC mod describes a class of mod chip designed to connect to the LCP Bus on the XBOX motherboard. There are quite a few of these out.
From seeing you have installed a Enigmah it is safe to asume soldering is not a problem. If I had to make a chioce today on what mod chip I wanted I would go for the X2 Lite since the pro is not out. It is preloaded with the newest bios and packs a good bit of funtionality. You can flash it if you need to.
Dec 1 2002, 02:35 AM
So I may buy the X-ecutor 2 (Lite version), so I can't play until I receive the mod chip.
Is there other mod chip that I can get quickly than X-ecutor 2 (Lite version), I live in France.
In fact, I will buy a mod chip to flash the bios, I will use it 5 minutes (flash the bios) and remove it.
Dec 1 2002, 03:51 AM
If you have a old PC motherboard or a local PC shop you may be able to make a home brew. You need to reflash the bios on the board and remove the chip. There is a nice turorial on it here:http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/homemademod.php
That may be the quickest way. Since parts are readily available.
This will let you fix the onboard bios. The LPC mods will not.
Dec 1 2002, 12:04 PM
Thanks a lot for your help.
I will see what solution I will use.
Dec 1 2002, 01:19 PM
Hye, I order a X-ecutor 2 (Lite version).
When I will receive it, I just have to install the X-ecutor 2 in the Xbox and it will work well. (because as you say the X-ecutor 2 has a bios included).
But do you know how I can flash the xboxboard bios.
I know how to do it with the enigma modchip, I installed it boot the xbox with flash CD, cut the two wire and launch the flash.
But I don't know how to do the same type of manipulation with the X-ecutor 2.
Thanks for your help.
Dec 1 2002, 06:49 PM
No more here ?
Dec 1 2002, 08:22 PM
The X2 Lite can be flashed through the EVOX dashbaord. You can not flash the onboard bios with this mod. I though I had stated that earlier.
Dec 1 2002, 09:04 PM
Then I will never be able to recover the onboard bios?
For recorcer it I have to make a home brew.
After install the X2 Lite, I must let the modchip in the xbox.
But I will never allow to use the xbox live, no?
Dec 1 2002, 10:04 PM
This is your only option if you want to fix your onboard tsop:
Get a homebrew
install it (29 wires)
flash your xbox tsop
take the homebrew out
Your all done and xbox is back to normall.
If you want to have an original bios so you can play live and also a mod chip so you can have a larger hard driveand ect your best bet would be to have a switch so you can use the homebrew for moded purposes and then flip the switch to go back to the xbox bios.
I think this would be the best option for you since you want to fix you tsop.
Dec 2 2002, 11:22 AM
Ok, I would like to make the homebrew solution but when I look the Diagram from http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/homemademod.php
, there are two solder point which don't have number.
Someone can give me the complet solder point to connect the homebrew.
Dec 2 2002, 01:00 PM
Other question can I use the matrix mod chip to solve my problem.
I see on other site the matrix is very easy to install in xbox.
If I install the matrix, is it possible to flash the tsop bios with it, and remove matrix after?
Dec 2 2002, 09:34 PM
Is the X-elixis can solve my problem of bios.
See on http://www.x-elixis.com
The X-elixis replace the original bios, then it may swap my bios no?
Dec 3 2002, 07:24 PM
Dec 4 2002, 05:58 AM
Ok, I just have one question. I have been modding my friends' x-boxes with x-ecutor v1's. I had just flashed my onboard tsop with an enigmah. I had come up with this brilliant plan to buy a no solder matrix and then flash their tsops and take out the matrix. This way I only need one mod chip. This won't work then? Does anyone know why? I just would like to understand why. THanks. I thought I had had the xbox all understood.
Dec 4 2002, 03:21 PM
You (can) flash your friends onboard tsop with the matrix but pray nothing goes wrong because if it does the xbox is dead without putting in a lpc mod or a homebrew to repair the tsop.
Dec 4 2002, 07:37 PM
If theres a 256 kb bios in the TSOP, there are some points you can solder to ground, to get it working again.
By grounding these 2 points you "tell" the xbox to only use 1/4 of the bios.
Too bad i cant explain where to solder and i have no pictures, but im SURE if you search these forums on xbox-scene, someone explained where =)
I've used this method a few times when the flashing stops @ 50%, and i get the same error, but by grounding these points while booting, i can reflash the TSOP without inserting the homebrew/enigmah again.
Dec 4 2002, 09:31 PM
indeed connecting the points with no numbers on them to ground will make the first 256k boot
Dec 4 2002, 10:06 PM
Lobotomy , I look for your solution on the forum but I find nothing.
PhReaK advise to the twice point together.
But if the Xbox boot, it's ok but how to flash the entire Tsop, if the Xbox use only the first 256ko?
Is there anyone have a tutorial which exemple how to use the first 256ko of the bios and flash the entire bios.
Thanks for your help.
Dec 6 2002, 01:05 AM
Danwood, you ground the 2 points.
solder 2 wires to them and hold them to the chassi when booting.
it SHOULD boot, if your flashing of the bios reached 25%.
when it has booted, release the wires from the chassi, and leave them in the air, make sure they do NOT touch the ground (chassi that is, not ground as in earth
Then re-flash your bios, and pray to god it doesnt stop again.
Dec 6 2002, 07:18 PM
I will buy a soldering iron this week end.
And I will try this.
Thanks a lot for your help.
I will tell you if the problem is solve.
Dec 8 2002, 01:04 AM
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