Mar 20 2006, 02:19 AM
evox dash won't reconize bios...
I'm using xenoFX whith SST49LF002B chip...
and I tryed to flash the bios but dont works
how to fix it???
Mar 20 2006, 04:59 AM
What error are you getting?
unkown flash type / bios wrong size?
If it the flash type you'll need to edit your evox.ini and add the correct " flash = "
here's a list <link>
but i didn't see SST49LF002B. You might have to do more research to find the right line.
If the bios is the wrong size... make it the right size (use EBtool/EVtool/x2ool/etc.)
or use a bios that's already the right size.
Mar 20 2006, 10:15 AM
when I try to flash in the evox dash
just the warnig
Manufactures ID bf Device ID 57
Flash type SST49LF002A
Press Y to Flash BIOS
and when i press Y my box just go freze
Mar 20 2006, 07:15 PM
the message says "SST49LF002A" instead of "SST49LF002B"
that might be your problem. Are you sure it's a B instead of an A?
Most likely your chip could be flash protected. Read up on your chip and see if it has it, first of all, and second how to turn off the flash protection.
Another possibility is that the evoxdash is the problem. I've heard some people say that evox sometimes sucks for flashing. Freezing at start/ after the erase/ etc
I know there's other ways to flash, but i've never had a problem so I can't tell you how to do it using other means. Some one else will have to tell you the alternatives
Mar 20 2006, 07:22 PM
You have Evox so you should be able to FTP to your Xbox. I have never had good luck with evox and flashing. I use FTP to flash the Bios.
I use flashbios (there should be a readme to tell you how to install it on the chip) and flash using the onscreen instructions.
Mar 20 2006, 07:30 PM
^^ he can't put flashbios on his chip because he can't flash his chip.
you can flash with using raw FTP commands (I don't know how though)
you can also flash using a flash disc. (I don't know how though)
Apr 20 2006, 06:01 AM
Hello, not sure if you have resolved this yet, but i am researching a similar error, and found this fix.
It might apply to your chip.
this is taken from another forum:
I talked to xenochip and there seems to be a mistake on some of the xenoFX with red color PCB regarding a flash type bridge on the PCB. The PCB is configured for SST49LF020A but the flash is SST49LF002B.
In order to write enable the flash in this case you need to move a solder bridge as showed on the image above. There could be a small resistor on the PCB instead of solder, but it is zero Ohm, so just make a solder bridge as showed on the image above (or move the resistor).
* CAUTION! *
Make sure you don't bridge all three solder pads as it will short out the xbox, power straight to ground!
Hope this helps.
Jun 11 2006, 01:03 AM
I have the chip pictured above and haven't been able to get it to flash no matter what I do. I'm getting the message error reading bios file now even after soldering the 2 points shown. Mine had the 0 ohm resistor I had to remove as well. Anyone know what has to be done to get this chip to flash? I've tried evox, slayers, holding the button in 2 seconds, 3 seconds, anymore ideas?
Jun 11 2006, 02:11 AM
OK guys, I was finally able to flash this aladdin. I had to remove "desolder" the 0 ohm resistor from the 2 points and solder the other 2 together like in the picture above, then I had to use Eurasia 1.3. Evox, Slayers and Spiderchip flasher all won't work but Eurasia 1.3 does. Hope this helps someone else out there with this issue.
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