I have the first xbit (v.1) and have it for a version 1.0 xbox. I had this chip for a while now. Had it installed with the solderless method. Had no problems. Well since then, i have taken everything out so that I could paint this batch.
Anywho, long story short. I assumed that it was time for me to be a big boy and solder this joker. I get all the LPC points in, and become pretty confident. Go for that D0, and hit problems. Read through some forums, and some suggested scrape the gold off/ Well, didn't work. Then one of my forum buddies suggested that I solder the d0 from the back. I used this guide (below) to help me find the point.
Well, everything seemed kosher, but then once I hooked everything up, it fragged. I took everything out, and saw the point came loose. I resoldered it, and secured it with blk electric tape. Made sure all the wires were secure in the xbit and elsewhere on the motherboard, and tried again. Still fraggin. I turn the chip off, and it still frag's/
I know the bios are cool because I confirmed them with my buddy's box/chip. Did I fug my motherboard up or something trying to solder? What's really going on? There are so many things that can happen when you frag, so how does one do diagnostics to narrow it down to the source of the problem?