Okie, so a friend of mine said he went on vacation to disneyland in orlando florida, when he came back of two weeks of wonder and "fun" he wanted to get back on his original xbox to play some good old halo and relax.
Upon his turning on the xbox red ring flashes( red and green flash). To his "surprise" it tells him to take it to get serviced. He asked me to take a look at it, since its his favorite xbox he does not want to throw it away. And i work on all electronic media and also we have No idea if gamestop is still selling old xbox anyways.
Well upon looking up how to "repair" original xbox i came to the error code. I check what code he gets, error code: 08. It has to do with "communication with the Hard Drive" open her up, cleaned her up and swapped out the ribbon still error code: 08.
He has a friends xbox HDD in his bag, Not going into detail thier. I try it out on his xbox i get error code: 07 "hard drive has died" Look around everyone on all other forum say to buy and Use a modchip to fix the issue.
I do one more test and used one of my old IDE HDD which i keep as a storage media for naughty vid files. I ofcourse back my file up to my external 1.5tb HDD and formatted the IDE HDD out and try it on the xbox. I get error code: 06 "hard drive to become unlocked" because the HDD is not formatted to Xbox standard
So now im facing issue. Do i ask him to pay me back, buy him a mod chip go ahead and look up how to repair the issue with his xbox or tell him to go look for another xbox from a game store.
I am new to repairing old xbox so its my first attempt. I have done several research with atleast 80% say to modchip and 10% buy a new xbox and 10% no help lol.