Aug 4 2003, 09:32 PM
A while back, around december, I purchased a premodded xbox online through some person who only accepted paypal. Since then, I have wanted to flash the bios with something more up to date, but I don't even know where to begin with this 1st gen mod chip.
It has 29 wires, so if anyone can tell me wher i can go from here, I'd appreciate it. Here is a picture I took of it:
Aug 4 2003, 09:35 PM
I don't think that the old 29 wire mods where designed to be reflashed.
However, I know that you might be able to reflash it because a
friend of mine reflsashed one of my old chips with a programmer he had laying around.
Aug 4 2003, 09:38 PM
Looks like a 29 wire 'homebrew' mod. Tutorial found here
Aug 4 2003, 10:25 PM
thanks, but i am looking for something with a little less lingo and more plain english to explain how i can program the chip. What exactly do I hook it up to?
Aug 4 2003, 10:38 PM
The older chips are quite outdated, you may be better off quickly unsoldering the chip (no desoldering braid needed, just a quick dab of the wire) and soldering in a X-ecuter 2.2 Lite/Pro or a Chameleon.
Aug 4 2003, 11:02 PM
how would i go about removing the mod without hurting the xbox? Just rip it off and all the wires with it?
Aug 4 2003, 11:25 PM
|QUOTE (adam7288 @ Aug 4 2003, 08:02 PM)|
| how would i go about removing the mod without hurting the xbox? Just rip it off and all the wires with it? |
I hope you're joking... You would desolder the wires, though cutting them would work fine, too.
Aug 4 2003, 11:29 PM
Aren't those Homebrew's Flashable through EvolutionX?
* illusion *
Aug 4 2003, 11:47 PM
Gen 1 chips cant be flashed.
Aug 5 2003, 02:32 AM
y is the IDE cable in that blue thing? i never saw that b4
* illusion *
Aug 5 2003, 03:05 AM
You've never seen rounded IDE cables?
Aug 5 2003, 02:25 PM
not in the box...are they in certain versions or did he replace his?
Aug 5 2003, 07:25 PM
|not in the box...are they in certain versions or did he replace his? |
no dude, he just replaced the orignal cable
Aug 5 2003, 07:53 PM
You can flash GEN 1 modchips using evox.
chances are it does not have the additional two wires connected to allow you to flash it.
count the wires, if there is 31/32, chances are its ready to flash. If its only 29/30, (I can only see about 24 in the pic) then the only way would be to add the two wires as per the tutorial: http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/flashhomebrew.php
To remove it (the chip is not in a socket by the looks of it) cut the wires off and just make sure the ends dont short to anything or each other. Unless the onboard bios is disabled by a link on the motherboard - which you would then find and cut - it will just revert back to the original chip.
Aug 5 2003, 08:02 PM
Had the chip been socketed, you could also flash it using your PC...
Aug 11 2003, 10:54 AM
If it was me, I'd just run evox and see if it allowed a flash - if it's not flashable, it won't take... you could get lucky. if not, I'd leave it right where it is, and add the 2 wires to make it flashable right on top.
Looks like a hell of a job for a homebrew, other than that huge glob of glue - that's scary! does not look like whoever put that in meant for it to ever be removed.
If you've done anything with this, I'd like to know what happened?
Aug 13 2003, 08:49 AM
yeah i agree with the poster above, just try flashin it and see what it does, unless the flash jumpers on the actual motherboard a joined then u cant cause any damage a new modchip would fix.
theres nothing wrong with the mod you have, if its reflashable you can use any bios thats out there so its as good as any mod in theory
Aug 16 2003, 12:25 PM
The chip is not outdated if it's installed on a $1.25 socket. I will flash you a new one for under $10.00 and you can plug it in if you are equipped.
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