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  1. Lpc Diagnostics (V0.1)

    LPC diagnostics (v0.1) Tutorial written by : milingo Last edited: August 5, 2004 Note: Tutorial is for Xbox v1.0 to v1.5. LPC has most points unlinked on Xbox v1.6+ LPC diagnostics, i.e. how to use a multimeter to check a funky LPC or broken traces without losing your faith. My dear (de)solderers, in my search for mod-knowledge (and misadventures with FRAGging 'boxes) I found a lot of misinformation, or better partially incorrect infos, regarding the dreaded LPC. I started organizing these infos for myself but, as the whole scene is about sharing knowledge, I decided to trim the rough edges and write a document out of it. I found it necessary because well known forums disregard 3-letter word searches (like PIN and LPC) and when you're at your first attempt with soldering and end up for the 3rd time with a FRAGging 'box you tend to forget words like PINS, LCLK, LAD0,1,2,3 and LFRAME! My work is 90% forum reading and 30% trial and error, (yes i know it's 120%, but even in nice forums like the one we have, a good 20% of infos you find are bill$h*t). One more thing, you'll find stolen photos and diagrams in this doc. I tried to use watermarked ones so I hope it's clear it's not my work, anyway if anyone feels ripped offended or generally pissed off by it, well... write me and I'll redo the images from scrap. Just one more thing, as many of you have already understood, English is not my mother tongue, so before flaming me please try to understand the concepts underneath! (if you find a sentence particularly awful, write me and I'll try to rephrase it, but things are really quite simple.) How to use a multimeter for voltage and resistance (ohms) testing: A. Voltage testing (cheching cold joints...) 1 You need to select on the voltmeter (or multimeter) the V scale DC current, set it to 10/20 (not lower than 10!) cause maximum voltage to measure is 5,0 volts, and we don't want to fry it (modern voltmeters are protected but you'll never know what kind of grandpa's voltmeter someone can come out with...) 2 You need to switch the 'box ON, remember that you have to access the LPC on the mb so hd and dvd must be peeped out of the case or removed completely (but take note that it will FRAG anyhow if you don't keep the discs connected and powered). 3 Put one tip (black one usually) on a ground like the screw near the LPC (or pin 2 of the LPC, but it's easier a farther point). 4 Push firmly but softly and with a steady hand the red stick in the hole you want to test, or keep it pressed against the pin you want to check (just remember not to touch more than 1 pin at a time otherwise you'll never know which one are you reading... ) 5 Read on the voltmeter your current. This is my friend the LPC A good working LPC, and a nicely installed pin header, should roughly read, for me it's always a bit lower (as far s is 10% near the number it's ok): picture by ozxmods.com Pin Name Voltage 1 LCLK 0.2V * 2 GROUND 0.0V 3 LFRAME 3.3V ** 4 doesn't exist! 5 LRst 3.3V 6 VCC5 5.0V 7 Lad3 3.3V 8 Lad2 3.3V 9 VCC3 3.3V 10 Lad1 3.3V 11 Lad0 3.3V 12 GROUND 0.0V * not 3V, if you want a precise reading switch the scale to 1-2 V) ** on V 1.3+ 'boxes (0.0V it's disconnected) Common misinformation I found in the forums "...all pins should read 3.3V except pin 2 (0.0V) and pin 6 (5.0V)..." as you see pin 1 and pin 12 do not read 3.3V... B. Resistance testing (checking trace continuity...) 1 Select the ohm scale on your Multimeter (or Omega greek letter, the one like a reversed U, like the watch brand if it still exists) 2 Keep your 'box OFF, there's no need to risk to fry it... 3 Put one point (it's the same which one) in the pinhole and the other in a corresponding check point (see image white lpc point goes with grey eye-point, like the d0, on the mb) 4 In a circuit like this with little resistance, if trace is ok the ohm-meter should read nearly 0, if it's broken or messed up it shall read a high number say 1 This is a useful photo that pinpoints back of the mb with the lpc pins and corresponding check points. picture by baldbouncer.co.uk Somebody wrote in a forum this image has one grey check point wrong. Please help me find the culprit (if any)! Really this image has the points differently/oddly numbered but I'm too lazy to redo it right now so I enclose this translation table Rightfully numbered LPC pin Baldbouncer's Image numbering 1 1 2 11 3 2 5 3 6 10 7 4 8 9 9 5 10 8 11 6 12 7 Just be sure to double check before you start swearing!! Well that's it. My friend I hope it's been useful. Cheers! Your friend Milingo If you need to contact me try thru xbox-scene forum.... Version 0.1 (any corrections are welcome!) Tutorial written by : milingo
  2. use an eprom (27C2001/27C020 or bigger) or flashrom (29F020 or bigger) connect pins 22, 24 and 31 of the eprom to GND (pin 16 of the eprom). you might have to connect 31 to 5V (pin 32) if you are using a flashrom. Reset is A18 on this diagram. FOR XBOX v1.0/v1.1 The two unused points are only two additional Adress-Lines for the Chip (with which you can access everything beyong 256 kByte) ... so they are NOT needed. FOR XBOX v1.2/v1.3 (Thanks to D-BlooD who posted this diagram on forums.xbox-scene.com) FOR XBOX v1.4/v1.5 (Thanks to pcmerc who posted this diagram on forums.maxconsole.com) WE is the location you jump on the bottom of the board along with the other point on top that is standard on all motherboards. These are the write enable for reflashing the TSOP. Pad 33 is also known as link to 32 in previous pinouts.
  3. Aladdin XBlast Modchips

    https://youtu.be/U9RTT-PHad8 Aladdin Xblast Modchips Domestic: $20 USD SHIPPED TO USA International: $20 USD SHIPPED TO MOST PLACES (minimum order, 4) **21 Available** more on the way Features: -1MB 49LF080A LPC Flash -Supports 1x 512KB Bank and 1x 256KB Bank, also lets you boot from onboard TSOP!! -Banks are software controlled from XblastOS embedded into Bank2, -NO SWITCHES! -D0 point for 1.0-1.4 Xboxes -Dedicated LFRAME point for 1.6 xboxes that releases after boot to avoid damage. -Pre programmed with the 1.6 versions of X2 5035 F and G and M8+. -Reflash banks easily direct from XblastOS. https://youtu.be/U9RTT-PHad8
  4. How To Install an Aladdin XT Plus 2 Modchip in a 1.6 Xbox

    I sell them for 20 shipped in the USA, programmed and flashed with 1.6 M8+ and X2 5035
  5. How To Install an Aladdin XT Plus 2 Modchip in a 1.6 Xbox

    no, you don't need to cut LFRAME if you have a mod chip that has a proper LFRAME point that releases ground after the Xbox boots. Usually labeled L1 or LF on the mod chip. On my xblast's you just tie the D0 point on the motherboard to the L1 point on the modchip. No cutting and no damage to the motherboard or components.
  6. How To Install an Aladdin XT Plus 2 Modchip in a 1.6 Xbox

    Check this out... LPC Rebuild. Aladdin Multibank! I would NOT tie D0 to ground on a 1.6, get a mod chip that properly releases the D0 point from ground after boot to avoid damage, here I am using L1 on an Xblast chip. D0 is held to ground only until the bios is loaded to memory over LPC from the mod chip, then it is released. Not doing this can damage the MCPX over time due to high load on a data line not designed for the high current.
  7. My adventure using a USB to sata adapter to build and lock drives under win10!! I take no credit, I just stumbled on this last night! All under Windows 10 and a SATA drive plugged into an adapter. GET IT HERE: https://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4789
  8. Ready to drop in 2TB Xbox Hard Drives TSOP/Chipped only (drives ship unlocked) Also Consoles with 2TB Drives preinstalled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1uwSklQU6A Includes: -831 Xbox Games -Final Burn Legends -Coinops Premium 8 Massive -Emulators for NES, SNES, GENESIS, Master System, Game Gear, Atari 2600, 7800, Jaguar, Virtual Boy, AND MUCH MORE!!! **Requires SATA Adapter and 80 conductor IDE cable** Price List: 2TB Drive Loaded $120 plus shipping Add $75 for working MODIFIED Xbox with above (console only) International is OK!! (USA $10 Most international $25.00) IDE cable $3.99 SATA adapter $6.99 PM or Email barnitos@gmail.com
  9. TSOP Flash Guide

    I take a speaker wire, strip out one tiny strand of copper, tin it, and lay that across the write points and solder it down. Then I wiggle the excess till it breaks off. Never pulled a pad using this method and it takes much less time. I don't use alt points though
  10. How to make a USB capable memory card

    Feel free to use my Live CD in any guides you write. Need feedback and suggestions!!!
  11. How to make a USB capable memory card

    I made a Windows 7 live CD (works from USB using rufus) that boots with Action Replay working and drivers installed.
  12. How to copy game saves to a Microsoft or 3rd party MU the EASY WAY. First you need to buy or build a USB to Xbox adapter like this https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Controller-PC-USB-Adapter-Cable/dp/B000RT2868/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1500843772&sr=8-5&keywords=xbox+to+usb Next you need to download my LIVE CD here Action Replay Win7 32 bit LIVE CD NDURE INCLUDED Burn to a CD-R with imgburn or to USB with Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ I tested this Boot CD-ROM or USB stick in any PC (please test) Once booted you should see the desktop, first open the action replay shortcut then open the action replay folder then open the action replay app If your controller is plugged into the PC and your MU is inserted into the controller you should see a green AR symbol at the top of the window Next open the softmod folder next select the game save folder you are using to softmod, in this example we are using Mech Assault Next drag and drop udata.zip to the memory card pane Now you should see the yellow progress bar start to move above the memory card pane Once you see your save in the left Memory Card window, you are all set! Now insert your MU back into your XBOX and copy the save file over to the hard drive, then continue your softmod by running the save game from inside the game of your choosing. If this walk though helped you, please leave comments below!!!
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