Xbox 1.6 with a dead HDD (code 7). Installed SmartXX 3 using the solder method.
I can boot to the SOS via the power button and the original OS via the DVD Eject button. When I boot to the SOS, the blue LED (on the SmartXX board) flashes about once per second (one Hz). When booting to the original OS, the blue LED is on constantly.
Is the blue LED just to indicate which OS was booted?
The reason I ask is that my DVD drive won't open right now, and I'm trying to figure out why. I posted here first to verify that my SmartXX HW install is ok.