The story's like this. I have 2 xbox's that friends gave me because they don't work and of course, I want to have them fixed.
Everytime it starts up it freezes up. It shows the white microsoft logo, but it doesn't go any further. With a game, without a game, even if i leave the tray open. I can't quite remember if he had it softmodded beforehand or not. Anyways I've seen tutorials stating taking out the hard drive and doing some other stuff, but they're outdated. I would love the how to do it now method.
This one starts up, and goes to a screen Xbox trying to get Xbox Live update, then Xbox live can't be accessed. An eternal loop. It does it whether a game is out or in. I heard that he had tried to softmod it and messed up. I'm not quite sure. I think the hard drive thing would also work for this one.
Any help on having this done would be greatly appreciated. I do have one xbox already softmodded that works perfectly so I have done the steps before, I just want the xbox's in a state where I could softmod them or they are already (from copying C and E from my already softmodded Xbox).