Feb 14 2010, 04:24 AM
Well I guess to start off, my xbox is a 1.6. I took this chip out of another xbox that had died with it in there and installed in a new xbox. I have checked, double checked, and triple checked my soldering and it all seems fine and even used an ohm meter to ensure that nothing was crossed.
So when I start up the xbox, the blue light on the chip comes on but i do not get the lights for the panel on the front to come on at all. Also, the light on the chip that shows green or red for protected/unprotected does not come on either. And it boots up to the regular xbox screen like the chip is not even there.
Do you guys have any ideas on what I can check on this? I have checked the D0 solder point and it seems to be fine. So does this mean my chip is dead or is there something else i can look at?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Feb 15 2010, 02:46 AM
did u use the 1.6 lpc rebuild board?
Feb 15 2010, 04:26 PM
Yeah I did. I checked all of the connections on it to make sure that everything that was supposed to be connected was and that everything else wasnt.
Feb 15 2010, 05:45 PM
what happens when you boot to the back up bios by pressing eject and power at the same time?
Feb 17 2010, 05:09 AM
It still boots up like the chip isnt there.
Feb 17 2010, 08:38 AM
Did you connect the separate 5v power lead? On a 1.6 you need to use an alternate 5v source for X2.6 and X3 - see this guide
Also have a look at this
small X3 troubleshooting FAQ.
Mar 27 2010, 11:47 AM
I know this reply is late but check the controller switch, had the same issue. I was lucky I had two completely modded xboxes same chip type. by moving one chip to the other xbox with the problem. it was the same. but when I changed the switch it booted up fine. Ps: now I need to figure out rewire or replaced the switch
Mar 28 2010, 05:24 AM
I am having a similar problem. I have everything hooked in, the blue light comes on however the red / green light for the unprotected / protected does not come on.
I also seeem to be having trouble with my Hard drive. it is still the stock one, but when I boot it gives my error 7 (harrddrive timeout). I dont know if they are intertwined maybe i screwed something up soldering onto the HD LED, but any help on either would be nice. (btw before you start I did unplug and replug in the IDE cables).
one more question, how do i test to make sure that all my soldering jobs are establishing a connection?
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