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  2. I had to do it right! I had only shot in doing it correctly, no more component cables in the whole country here for me I did burn one finger though I was also very excited to do something much better than the guy who just slapped a ton of hot glue in the pins, and finished it there (Youtube). How ugly and ridiculous! Well, I wish you the best this week Dave, take care.
  3. Well Done That lead looks better that one of the others posted recently if I didn't know better I would assumed you purchased like that 10 out of 10. Good to see it's fixed your picture quality as well. Cheers
  4. The drive was already unlocked and I have successfully cloned it - I only have a softmodded xbox so how do I lock it? Could I lock it in Chimp if I hotswap it as a slave drive or since it's a SATA drive could I use the windows version of HDM 2? Thanks
  5. Yes it is, and like I said before it was hard because the OG Xbox plug/case doesn't let you work because of how close it is to your iron and cables. But i did it! I checked each and every cable before finishing, found 2 that were making contact (that is 4) fixed that then 2 more that came loose (weak soldering job), fix it. Then check again with my multimeter and everything was perfect. So at the end after checking and rechecking (not on the Xbox, why take the excitement away) I added a little of hot glue on each side to make it all a bit more resistant. Rebuild the metal case/plug was also very hard, because the xbox original composite metal case where the pins go, is very sturdy! To summarize I finished at 1AM. But then I plugged in, and it worked!! Hahahha I was so happy. It looks amazing on my CRT Cheers Dave.
  6. Hi Hector. Is that pic your handy work? SS Dave
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  8. No they don't they're just stereo left and right no matter what revision board you end up getting. Which is fine by me because that's how I run my setup. If you require 5 1 audio. You can always bypass the HDMI converter directly from the dport motherboard running two wires to an RCA connection 4 coaxial 51 audio output. But 2 be honest the only thing that benefits from 5 1 audio output is original Xbox games. Most systems now are running 2tb builds that are rammed with emulation and Xbox games. If you consider everything that's on there maybe a maximum of 50,000 games. A very small percentage of that could actually take advantage of the 5/1 audio out... nes will not take advantage Super Nintendo Walmart take advantage. Sega CD will not take advantage Amiga system will not take advantage... the only thing that benefits from 5 1 audio is original Xbox games and I was surprised to find out that not the entire original Xbox Library supports it either you're looking about a little more than half of the library that supports 5 1 audio out. So out of a 2tb Xbox. Running maybe forty or fifty thousand games. The most I could take advantage is maybe around 400 original Xbox games. To me personally not worth the headache for this small boost in audio channels. But to each their own. If you go with the internal mod very easy to connect two wires to bottom of motherboard pinout in order to have the option of 5 1 audio out. Pretty much you bypass the Wii board completely.
  9. I did it! It took me all day! It was quite the odissey! (I couldn't do your version junkman, too hard for this cable version) Now summarizing the story: No ONE in my country was selling the component cable for the 360, only cheap knock offs. So what I did was buying through Yapo, which is a type buy and sell site, were you mostly buy locally. And there I found ONE guy, just one, in the whole country, who had an original component cable for the 360. And just as my OG XBOX, I bought it blindly, with faith, believing he was not going to scam me, no warranties. You do this, when things are to niche and you simply cannot buy them on Ebay, etc. Here: It wasn't easy, because this was the version of the cable with the filter at the beginning of the cable. It makes it super hard to work, I had to even trim the OG Xbox "neck" plastic a little, so it could give me enough room to work. Also I don't know if it's the version of the componente cable, but the OG Xbox plastic case hardly slide through, this compnent cable is very thick. A lot of work, the good thing is that this component cable has the filter, I don't know but is supposed to be better in terms of protecting from noise, etc. If anyone has this component cable and wants to get some tips, let me know in a PM. It was a pain in the ass. Cheers to all And thank you Cian! and also thanks to Junkman!
  10. I did it! It took me all day! It was quite the odissey! No ONE in my country was selling the component cable for the 360, only cheap knock offs. So what I did was buying through Yapo, which is a type buy and sell site, were you mostly buy locally. And there I found ONE guy, just one, in the whole country, who had an original component cable for the 360. And just as my OG XBOX, I bought it blindly across the country, with faith, believing he was not going to scam me, no warranties. You do this, when things are to niche and you simply cannot buy them on Ebay, etc. Here: It wasn't easy, because this was the version of the cable with the filter at the beginning of the cable. It makes it super hard to work, I had to even trim the OG Xbox "neck" plastic a little, so it could give me enough room to work. Also I don't know if it's the version of the componente cable, but the OG Xbox plastic case hardly slide through, this compnent cable is very thick. A lot of work, the good thing is that this component cable has the filter, I don't know but is supposed to be better in terms of protecting from noise, etc. If anyone has this component cable and wants to get some tips, let me know in a PM. It was a pain in the ass. Cheers to all And thank you Cian! also thanks to Junkman.
  11. I am new here, but I have a question about the EvoX M8 on this disk. Is it set up to support LBA 48?
  12. We have been advised by someone that works at a factory that manufactures disc drives, that the replacement lenses are NOT new and that they do not make extra lasers for repair so there is no (new old stock) and there are no third parties that make them. I cannot independently confirm this, but the person seemed to be reputable as there was no reason for them to not be truthful. Your best bet is to replace the drive and upgrade to a larger hard drive. Optical drives fail over time and these things are going on 20 years old. You're not going to find one that will always work. Run games from the hard drive. THIS DOES NOT MEAN TO PIRATE. Copy only your own games.... but you'll have no load times and you'll keep your dvd drive alive longer.
  13. How did you go reading the link I put up? You don't need to spend big dollars on a soldering iron just get what you can afford and you will only need small amounts of flux,solder and a small roll of wire. Good Luck SS Dave
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  15. It's called eBay look for an Xbox thats cheap and been sold for parts and swap the dvd drive. SS Dave
  16. I will be a bit getting all the tools maybe next week I will get at it
  17. I would proberly say it's well and truly cooked. I suspect the the hard disk was conected to the 40way cable and fell on one of the heat sinks on the power supply. Have a look at the bottom of the 40 pin conector of the hard disk and you will proberly see black marks on the back of the plug. Also have a look at the power supply heat sinks especially the one with the yellow stickers for burn marks. If it was me looking at repairing that Xbox I would do a temporary repair by jumping the 4 resistors with new ones add wire links to replace the burnt track near the 40 pin conector and the power it up with an old 8gig drive and no DVD drive and see what happens. Also check for correct voltages at the main power plug. But because you say your not getting any video out I think your flogging a dead horse as the saying go's If you have the correct voltages at the power plug to the main board and still no responce I would suspect you now have a door stop with a dud main board with the possibilty a dead hard disk and a dead DVD drive if it was conected at the time. A word of warning the heat sinks with the yellow stickers can have 200 volts or more also in Australia it's 300+ volts
  18. No worries dude, glad to be of assistance
  19. There are multiple locations where the modded dash can be..... It really depends what softmod/tsop/modchip you have. Kaos really explained it in the above post. Im a little drunk right now so lol sorry you can load any dash you want just by naming it evoxdash.xbe and placing it in the root of the c drive
  20. How is your Xbox modded? The hard drive will have to be UNLOCKED for the PC and HDD Raw Copy to read the content to create the backup. Select the type of backup file to be created: - .imgc - compressed backup - .img - uncompressed backup
  21. The dashboard is an Xbox executable file - xbe extension. Most modified BIOSes try first to load the file evoxdash.xbe from the root of the C drive. There are other dashboard files tried if that one is not found finally, the xboxdash.xbe file is tried if none of the replacement dashboards are found on the hard drive The path to these boot order dashboards can be modified from their default values a custom version made of the modified Xbox BIOSes
  22. Possibly reparable but not an easy fix. The second picture is a resistor pack that contains 4 - 33.0 ohm (corrected the value) resistors. What was connected to the IDE cable when the problem occurred? Did you have the cable inserted backwards? That should be near impossible to do with proper cable keying. However, some cables have no keying to prevent it.
  23. Can you direct me to a part number for the laser lens assembly so I can get started on planning to repair the drive?
  24. Nope. There is no memory to be reset. Unplugging the power resets all memory since you won't be satisfied by that response. The truth, even though it sounds like you're not ready to accept it is... your drive is dying and almost dead. This is typical behavior for an optical drive about to go out.
  25. Hello. I'm a new poster here. I have a 1.6 version xbox that has notoriously gone through phases where it gives the disc read error for any and every disc including audio cd. After giving up on the system for days or weeks, I can return to it and it suddenly reads all discs again. Most recently, it was not reading anything AND the sticky tray finally quit working, so I removed, cleaned, and replaced the belt. Not only did the drawer work fine, but it started reading discs again. So now, once again, trying to play Deathrow, the drive tried and tried to load the game, green light was flashing, then the disc read error appeared. At this point, when I try any disc, I hear three quiet "click" sounds from the drive when the tray closes, and the disc error appears very quickly. It's almost like it has switched to some default mode where it just "assumes" it won't read the disc. There is very little to no drive activity first, before the error appears. Is there some form of memory in the HDD that is forcing the error to occur without even attempting to load the disc? Can I somehow "clear" this memory? I am skeptical that the drive has failed, since as I said, it works brilliantly for long stretches of time until it just decides not to.
  26. Yup slayer did me right! Installed to the same partition and made it the default dash all in slayers disc. Didn’t realize you could have multiple dashes as applications and hop between them. Thanks for the help!
  27. yes, I currently have a working ssd in my system. tbh i am a little lost on the dash location, where is it located usually? what type of file is the dash? where should I put my dash in order for things to work correctly? thank you and sorry for all the questions. @nikeymikey
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