Per my other post, note to self, I thought I would just let my friend have my lame xbox. I have to use a modchip to boot it up. Since I don't want to give him my modchip, I would like to find a way to get it to boot on its own.
Its an Xbox version 1.0. When I remove the chip and attempt to boot the screen remains black and there is no audio. I read that it could have something to do with the video compatibility, similar to how Cromwell (at one point) would only boot the Xbox via RF. So I ruled this out by trying to boot via RF and AV. The LED stays green and does not frag during this process.
I took a backed up eeprom from a working Xbox and tried to repair my eeprom via the method written here. http://arisme.free.fr/Xbox/Reflash/
It patched my eeprom successfully upon reboot but once again, it will not boot without the modchip.