I recently bought this version 1.0 xbox which I was planning on flashing the TSOP. When the xbox boots, I see the X logo, then it goes straight to the "your xbox needs service" screen. There is no error code in the upper left corner, but from what I've read, a version 1.0 may not or will not display an error code. When I boot it with a game in the DVD, it trys to load the game, then I think I hear it try to check the HD, then it goes to the error screen. From the time I see the X logo to the error screen is 15-20 seconds. Whether I have the game in or not, I never see the MS below the X logo. So I believe the HD is no good.
From what I've read, the HD is unlocked when you see the MS under the logo, but I never see it. So since it will not load the game, I can't use my 007 exploit, and obviously can't use a boot disk.
I know I know, all I have to do is install a chip, then replace the HD, but that would be too easy, I like a challenge.
So I've read the xbox-to-xbox hotswapping tutorials, and I'm wondering if it would work in this situation. I have 3 other modded xbox's I can use. Would it be possible to unlock the HD in one of my modded xbox's, and use it on the unmodded xbox so I can load my 007 exploit & flash the TSOP?
If there is absolutely no solutions other than a chip, I'm fine w/ that, but I wanted to see if there's another way 1st.