Jan 31 2008, 04:25 AM
Hi, Im trying to flash my benq drive xbox 360. I have iprep for usb (usb will not boot just hangs at boot screen).
and I have iprep for ntfscd option i.e created a small partition and booted from cd when in the options screen I get as far as gettting into the iprep directory but nothing else happens? Should my 360 be turned on at this point? Even though guide say not to?
Please if somebody has an easy to understand guide/help to give it would be much appreciated. I have flashed 2 other 360's a hitachi and samsung using sam flash (that was easy)
Im using nforce520 chipset
Jan 31 2008, 05:15 AM
I had very similar problems yesterday when attempting to flash a benq with iprep and my pc running vista x64.
The only way i could manage it was to create a iprep floppy disk and follow the tut for iprep exactly just to DUMP the firmware first(my pc froze up after dumping but displayed a checksum for the firmware so it was ok).
Then i rebooted to vista, took the key from the firmware on the floppy by opening it in firmware toolbox 4.6.
(Just a warning: make SURE the dump is good by reading the key with firmware toolbox 4.6, then dump AGAIN just so you can check the key is the same as the first dump!)
Then i copy/pasted the key into the benq custom firmware (in my case benq ixtreme 1.4 8x) and then i just copied that firmware to the iprep/1234567/12345 folder on the floppy as "Benq-CFW".
Next i booted from the iprep floppy again but this time instead of dumping i ran "fBen 1234567 12345" and turned the 360 on, off and on again as per the tut. (i found waiting 10 seconds helped between turning on and off).
It flashed fine and checksummed but still froze my pc afterwards (lol i was a bit worried!).
I tried the drive out with a backup and it worked fine. Risky but it worked.
Jan 31 2008, 11:59 AM
Thanks for your reply, Unfortunatly I dont have a floppy drive. The problem I have is getting iprep usb or ntfs partition to actually work and load. Is there a way to flash benq within windows?
Also I have nforce mobo so should I have patch mtk flash checked as well?
Jan 31 2008, 11:24 PM
For iprep on a usb device, you should use a usb stick smaller than 512mb (i tried a 1gb and it wouldnt boot from it) and ensure your bios is set to boot from usb/removable device.
My motherboard is an nforce 570i but i used a via vt6421a sata pci card to flash my benq so i cant tell you if your chipset is supported, sorry. Try searching the dvd-rom hacking forums/iprep release thread to see if it is...iirc i think it does support nforce boards, just make sure to unhook all other sata devices before dumping/flashing.
Feb 1 2008, 01:32 AM
Thanks, Im using a 4gb usb stick, Maybe thats why im having problems then. Going to keep trying flashed 2 other 360's a samsung and a hitachi but since then have bought a new pc and am running vista 64 rather than xp.
I will not let this defeat me lol.
Feb 1 2008, 08:01 AM
I use a 2 GB. USB. flash drive and have no problem. You may want to get a vt6421a sata pci card, good luck
Feb 4 2008, 01:58 AM
I managed to boot into dos with the ntfs cd rom boot option. I leave the xbox 360 turned off untill prompted. after pressing 'y' and turning the 360 on the status will change from 0x51 to 0xD1 and it sticks at 0xD1 status after turning off and on etc.
I have tried many times in different ways but it will not change to 0x73.
Ive ordered a via vt6421a sata pci card. Do you think this will be abld to do the job?
Any advice would be really appreciated right now as I want to take a hammer to my 360
Feb 5 2008, 12:31 AM
Yeah baby got it flashed!!! Just played a bit of my turok backup and all is good!.
The way i did it was to
Install XP as vista is just generally crap at running and program that wasnt made this year! Then I dusted of my old floppy drive and installed in to my pc.
Downloaded ixtreme 1.41 benq and ran iprep directed to the floppy.
Then unplugged all my sata drives (everything) so it was just my trusty old floppy and the 360 drive.
And finally it worked booted in to dos and iprep no problem dint even need to wait for status to change as soon as I turned 360 on after the prompt it read and then wrote fine! Awesome!.
Thanks to those who took time to reply
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