OK.. This is not a duplicate post.
I just need way to find out for sure if my hard drive is dead withot resorting to chipping it or doing a Hot swap or the other things you guys talk about all the time.
The way I understand it after reading through loads of posts is this....
If you have modded your box in any way and get the error 16, it's probably because either, i. You did something wrong when modding 2. You lost your dashboard or it became corrupted in some way.
With either of these is seems easy to cure.
Now, if you have a "virgin" machine unmolested by human hands or software, if you get an error 16 it is probably your hard drive and you will have to get it modded at the very least.
Am I correct with this ? Because I need to know before I proceed to get the xbox modded in some way.
Also if there is no easy way to determine if the drivve is deceased , could someone advise what is the best chip to get in this situation ?