Aug 5 2003, 01:51 AM
before i try anything i would like to verify this. please, if someone says its rite, then reply with your opinion so i can get more than one "OKAY'S".
this is wat im going to do:
i want to split my tsop in half (two 512's) with a switch that has three prongs. the middle goes to a19 and the two sides go to gnd and vcc.
is that the rite setup? or should i do it another way?
should i solder the wires to a19,gnd,vcc and also the jumpers for write access all at the same time? or should i put the switch, see if it works, then jumper the points for tsop flashing?
please... someone give me there opinion in detail.
Aug 5 2003, 04:05 AM
Your wire connections are all correct. Let me reiterate: Middle prong (usually longer) goes to A19, one side goes to 3.3Vcc and the other to GND. It doesn't matter which side goes to where, the important thing is A19 goes to the middle. Any other way would mean disaster.
It doesn't matter if you solder the TSOP writelines or the connection to switch, what matters is that you put the switch BEFORE flashing the TSOP. When you put the switch or bridge the write lines, you will not see any difference. Your Xbox would function as normal like you hadn't doen anything on it. The only way to test if you have the proper connection is by using Multi-Tester or more commonly known as DVM (for digital volt metter) with continuity tester. When testing for continuity, don't use the solder points, but rather, use the VIAs point. If you use the solder points, it may give you a false result. The one on top gives you several via points while the one on the bottom has only one on the left, but you can use the surface mounted resistor next to the bridgepoint. I usually solder the writelines first, test the points, then proceed to the switch. Once flashed, I remove the bridge on top only. This is not necessary but it's just me, making sure that nobody will and can fuck my xbox up.
Aug 5 2003, 02:42 PM
There are also numberous tutorials that will tell you how.
Aug 5 2003, 09:01 PM
Helpful word of warning here, even though you are only flashing 1/2 (512 K) of the bios Make sure you use a 1024K Flash. Granted it will flash the same section twice, but it makes sure that is does the job properly.