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Crusty old box from classifieds ended up being 1.6 with alot of nasty dirty components.
Softmod and broken dvd drive (wont spin up or read a disc), stock hdd.
while surfing around late on ebay i found clean well conditioned board and hdd (1.6 on both accounts) so it was purchased and installed. (didn't need to do that)
Lightly cleaned everything with soft brush and compressed air
installed dvd drive from another box id picked up
Used hexen LXHDM after cloning stock drive to 500GB using chimp,
Once i found this site i downloaded a few things and installed XBMC4Gamers
Looking at slimming the box (potentially) i prepped myself by removing dvd board from drive.
Also taking the "motor control board" to simulate the drive being closed by taping the switch shut.
****when i took the board out i accudentally broke the motor side of the board off****** very upset about that (these drives arent that cheap)
so, installing the board i eventually got the xbox to boot after seeing an error 12 and an error 13... it was like i fiddled around a bit and it started working (strange)
now, all that is logically left is the case mod. this is where my problems begin to develop please stay with me.
installed my emulators (all working) installed game collection (all working) (large ftp xfers)
all ready to go, i find a nifty way of mounting the board to the dvd cradle and look at how im going to get this drive in here.... i go to boot,
i tried all i could think of... NOTHING.
in a bout of frustration i started from scratch... such a rookie move, so much data lost.
clone drive etc, i have all of it working smoothly again.
so, last thing i need to figure out this dvd board, i install the board. ERROR 13.. why would i rebuild my catalogue before getting this thing working?? so dumb.
now, i reinstall the drive from other xbox, error 13.... oh boy... few more error 13 then get it to boot... now xbmc4gamers wont load my profile... it just keeps reloading manage profile!!!
so i had a kernel error and a partial recovery
I RUN TO MY PC and check the ftp works, reinstall XBMC4GAMERS and by golly she is back in business...
What i should have done before writing the post but maybe only occurred to me WHILE writing the post is that maybe if i install the board while xbmc is running and reinstall it xbmc at the same time a fresh boot would help?
is there some sort of write to the HDD 'about' the current dvd drive? or did the break on the board i made cause this? (i had this board working fine in my first build before tearing down and rebuilding the software)
im also attaching a photo of that broken pcb my insolence caused