hey all, let me start off by stating that i have installed many different chips in many versions of xbox's but i've not had much experience with 1.6 box's, and what i have done on them so far has all worked fine. Till now. Ok now my problem. I have read that flashbios sometimes has problems with the 1.6 by displaying a black screen. Well i just installed a DuoX2 on a buddies machine that is a 1.6 and im getting the black screen over and over. I've rebooted the machine 50-100 times to no avail. If i switch banks i get the Linux cromwell bios screen no problem. One thing i have noticed is that there is no L.E.D. flashing on the chip at anytime. I would have thought that this meant that my soldering was the problem, but the fact that i get the linux cromwell screen seems to negate that. Mabey the L.E.D. on this particular chip is just fried? I have used the B.T. method of install and if i hit the eject switch it boots up the M$ bios just fine as well. Can anybody see any problems that im overlooking, or do i just need to be more patient and try rebooting untill i get the screen up? Also is it possible to flash the chip with a 1.6 only bios in another box that is not a 1.6 and then just stick it back into the 1.6 or will this damage the chip or older box? Any help appreciated. Thanks guys,
Also i have noticed that if i boot up the box with the black screen and just leave it for a moment after about 1 min the front panel L.E.D. turns from green to orange. Is this just becuase its not displaying any video, or is this a clue as to the problem?