I bought a limited edition mt dew xbox on ebay for $35 shipped. Cant complain since the DVD and PSU alone are worth that. Previous owner reported that xbox booted to xbl and not the default dash. So I thought I would hotswap a new stock dash prior to xbmc.
The problem is the xbox isn't unlocking the hdd. I powered up the xbox, disconnected the ide, connected it to my PC.
XboxHDM, ATApwd, and unlockx are all saying the drive is locked!!!
I've never seen a scenario like this before and I've been inside 100+ xboxes to date.
I don't mess with modchips anymore but I got a friend that does. Just riddle me this; is my only chance at retrieving the eeprom from this bad boy via a modchip and a stock unlocked xbox hdd? I got some of them laying around.
If that is my only chance I'll go that route and stop beating my head against the wall! haha