I turned on my Xbox for the first time in a long time and found that it's got some... issues. Here's the basic summary:
What I have
- softmodded (font exploit) Xbox with XBMC on it
- it successfully boots to XBMC dash about 1/10 of the time I turn it on. Other attempts end up at Error 11. When it does load, it takes very long (say 60-90 seconds) to get to XBMC.
What I tried
- opened up the box, took out all cables connecting to DVD drive and reconnected, and even tried new IDE cable. No use.
My current guess is that there's a problem with the DVD drive itself and the machine refuses to boot without it. Is there any way that I'll be able to somehow bypass DVD drive check because I can still use Xbox for million things without DVD drive. If the procedure will let me use nothing but Linux, I guess that's better than nothing.
I have the ability to transfer files via FTP and run them. I wanna be able to do it without modchip and if possible, no soldering.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!