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  1. I have been told that on the 1.2-1.4 boards it can power on without the power button if the main CPU/GPU caps have failed but I have never seen it and it was only one person that claimed it was a common fault. To me it makes no sense that the Xbox would power on without the power button with faulty caps on the 1.8 volt supply (But I am happy to be proved wrong), It makes more sense that the Xbox would shut down randomly with those caps faulty. I would be looking at the 10k pull up SMD resistors R3G1 and R3G3 for a dry solder joint or a cracked resistor ( I have seen that in car audio systems). The black/gray dots get 3.3 volt from the power supply 3.3 volt standby pin. The blue and purple points on the PIC (SMC chip) should have 3.3 volt at all times unless the Power (purple) or the Eject (blue) buttons are pressed then they should read close to 0 volt. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
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  2. Hi KaosEngineer Figured it out! dodgy IDE to SATA converter, now got a Startech one which people have highly recommended and its now working as intended. Cheers LousterB
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  3. Don't worry about the 1.5 links Link the BT on the mod chip to ground (Pin 2) and also like the D0 to ground, Doing this will make the chip always active. Like this. I highly recommend you use the alternative D0 point on the bottom of the board as it's easier to solder to. A ground point is the screw hole or pin 2. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
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  4. That diagram is correct and a Xbox power supply will not stay powered on without the PowOk 3.3 volt The 1.6 supply gives a approximately a 1 second pulse on the 5 volt standby when the AC is connected and if it doesn't see a PowOk it shuts down. The 3 X 3300uF caps are the filter caps for the 1.8 volt supply for the CPU/GPU and that supply is controlled by Q2F1 a Power Mosfet The 2.6 volt supply for the RAM is controlled/regulated by U5G1 and that gets a 3.3 volt supply from U7F1 that is powered by the 5 volt standby As far as I can work out the the red is the 5 volt for HDD and USB power with the yellow 12 volt for the HDD and Fan, In my testing some time ago the Xbox will not fully boot ( no animation) and will shut down if either is not present or removed after booting. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  5. Is this table wrong? Standby 5Vdc is on the RED wire and not the ORANGE wires. At the moment, I don't have a 1.6 Xbox to measure them. As well, the BLUE wire doesn't have 3.3V when in STB mode?
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  6. Not sure how or why but I also had leaking CPU caps and a non leaking clock cap. I also had one 1.6b with horrible leaking CPU caps but the rest of the caps on the board was fine. So your assumption about a bad batch could be possible. I defently saw more black Nichicon caps leaking as all other silver ones and non of the green ones they also used. It maybe also add how much the xbox is used and stored if not used. But thats just a guess. Maybe Dave or any of the other "hardcore" collectors could tell something about it.
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  7. Don't remember my oddyse with the bad EvoX bios on a Winbond topic? Thats why I bought a external programmer. Both are not reflashable. EDIT : But OFC it can depends on how bad the "bad flash" is (Chances are 50/50 I would say.).
    1 point
  8. Not always. There was a discussion around February this year about some Winbond chips that had a faulty bios that could not be re-flashed even in a external programmer Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  9. I used to fix two way radios and I had one that the owner liked to open and re-adjust thinking he was making it better, so on the 3rd time I left a note like that inside and it also said your warranty was now void. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  10. Tale out or remove/replace the clock cap anyway. It will fail and thats not far away. You save your self some work.
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  11. Update........................................and you're not going to believe this - I reluctantly opened up the Xbox a few minutes ago. Took everything out above the MB and looked down at the clock capacitor expecting an unholy mess and it is pristine. MB underneath as far as I can see and surrounding area is as clean as a whistle not the slightest hint of bulging or leakage. I was so expecting it to be that I'd focused entirely on the area whilst dismantling it. I'd even taken all the MB screws out in anticipation of having to clean it up underneath, at the very least, I'd not even bothered to look at anything else. When I did it was gobsmackingly obvious what I hope is the entire cause of the problem. The three biggish 6.3v 3300uF capacitors adjacent to the CPU heat-sink have all blown. There's no leakage on the MB below at all but each one is sporting an ugly, very crusty orange/brown cap. Its better than having to faff around identifying and repairing broken traces - but I now have three caps to replace. Hopefully that will be the only fix necessary. Only problem is that having done those cap replacements on two other Xboxes where they were looking bulgy I've only got one spare of that type left. I'll have get some more. So, assuming that replacing them does the job, it is another bit of useful knowledge knowing that if you have the same symptoms described in my first post that the culprit could be those caps, not the much maligned clock cap.
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  12. In most cases it's 1 trace along the edge of the board and in this one it was 2 traces. The other option is to add a wire link on the top of the board. I seen my 1st leaking clock cap and trace damage 17 years ago in a version 1.0 Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  13. The clock cap has leaked and damaged the traces on the main board and you will need to open it to fix it as it will get to the point where the controller port 1 and 2 will stop working. The yellow line is where the normal trace damage happens and the arrow is pointing to the damaged controller port traces If you are really worried there is a person selling preproduction stickers https://www.etsy.com/listing/1040861884/original-xbox-replacement-back-stickers?ref=shop_home_active_1&fbclid=IwAR0drmLESJrOQtulFhKEvYhQ9FOUwIbeD12kO5ikAwHHSw3HBO22nxI9Ok4&variation0=2153842811 If you replace the stickers I would not refit the 2 middle screws that way you can open it with out damaging the new stickers. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  14. Sounds like it is the clock cap. I would open here up. A woking board with next to no trace damage (because of this evil cap) is more worth as a Xbox not working and maybe not repairable damage. But ofc. thats just my opinion. You need to decide what has more value to you.
    1 point
  15. I've long ago given up even trying to use the specific UX skin making tools. I had UX Architect running on a WinXP laptop and it seemed to me clunky and far from intuitive. The way I've created UX skins virtually from scratch is by using an existing skin as a base template. That's how my mostly original skins started: improving an existing one that had flaws that needed fixing or features I like missing eg. previews. It builds up from there until, eventually you end up with something better and, as said, mostly original. About the only thing I don't do is bother with the UX music player even though that can be skinned too. Its great for playing background music but badly flawed as a music manager and IMHO not worth the effort. UnleashX's own PDF manual is recommended reading as it does cover skin creation, particularly ones just made using the skinning engine ie. no imported images. But even that does not cover all the sources/syntax supported. For instance there is no mention of "zindex" which is the code for layers, practically essential for any sophisticated UX skin construction. Where do find that sort of information? Other skins; where they are more than just a random background picture and a default skin.xml they're your most useful teaching aid for building your own UX skin.
    1 point
  16. Not possible. I believe he deleted the BIOSes - Xenium OS Launch items - that were named weird saying they were a dashboard, not the BIOS's name.
    1 point
  17. What BIOS is booting from your TSOP? XISO mounting is a feature of NKPatcher-based softmods, not part of hard modded Xbox BIOSes. For a hard modded console - TSOP flashed or modchip installed - it requires a kernel patcher to add the feature to a limited list of compatible modified BIOSes. 256KB-sized BIOSes: Evolution-X M8 Evolution-X M8plus iND-BiOS 5003 X2 4981 512KB-sized BIOS: X2 5035 Note: Team Xecuter's X2 5035 BIOS can only be used with TSOP modded v1.0 or v1.1 Xboxes because they have a 1MB TSOP flash memory chip. The patcher can be compiled from the assembly language code found in CDROM modchip.zip. You'll need to edit the following line in xboxapp.asm to set the device_path to your default dashboard's XBE file. %define DASH_PATH '\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\default.xbe' The path to the dashboard above is E:\default.xbe. Edit the DASH_PATH value to match the location where your default dashboard's default.xbe file is located. Device Path = Drive Path \Device\Harddisk0\Paritition1 = E:\ \Device\Harddisk0\Partition2 = C:\ \Device\Harddisk0\Partition6 = F:\ \Device\Harddisk0\Partition 7 = G:\ For example: F:\Apps\UnleashX\default.xbe DASH_PATH needs to be changed to '\Device\Harddisk0\Partition6\Apps\UnleashX\default.xbe'. Build the xiso patcher application by running the make_with_listing.bat file. Rename the resultant default.xbe file to evoxdash.xbe. Rename the current C:\evoxdash.xbe file on your console to something else then upload the new XISO kernel patcher application - now named evoxdash.xbe - to C:\. Reboot the console. If all worked well, your default dashboard should run and you can now run XISO disk images from the hard drive just like NKPatcher-based softmods.
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  18. Well the “Xbox artwork installer” is out, although it’s only on my downloader that comes with XBMC-Emustation and XBMC4Gamers. Currently prebuilt is 1072 Games with full artwork and synopsis information. There is more artwork done but that’s for specials and homebrew/emulators eg... these aren’t part of the installer. But you can download and manually install them from the github link below. Also a big thanks to everyone who scanned the disc and sleeves of all the Xbox games over at Emuxtras. If you want to make your own artwork or manually install the artwork you can get everything you need here. Link: XBMC4Gamers Artwork Github Full artwork source, 23.1GB worth so it’s big :eek: (removed, as to many downloads effect downloader and all files on this account) Link: Full Artwork Source Google Drive (23.1GB) Here is a preview of said artwork prebuilt ready for the Xbox. Link: 007 - From Russia With Love
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  19. The EV Tools is a PC program to modify the EvoxM8 bios file so you can try different fan speeds. This is how I edit the bios file for my builds and all I change is the logo colors, See the bottom left corner for the fan speed Once you have edited the bios file you can either FTP it to the Xbox C drive in a folder call bios (C:/bios) Then use any of the bios flash programs that are on the Xbox in the apps folder Or you can have you Xbox connected to you home network and load Xblast on the Xbox and use the flash via net option and connect your PC to the Xbox using the IP number displayed on the Xbox. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  20. XBOverclock v1.0 downloaded from https://github.com/WulfyStylez/XBOverclock/releases is not a virus. It is used to do exactly what the tutorial you linked to describes - overclock the Xbox. It is used to adjust the NVCLK (NV2A GPU core clock) and CPU FSB clock speed (system front-side bus: used by the CPU, SB, etc.). So you don't brick your console by pushing the the hardware past its operational limits, it is best to install a modchip that supports multiple BIOS banks. That way, you can have one bank flashed with the original working BIOS and another free to flash with the overclocked BIOS. If overclocking fails, you can still boot the console by switching to the working original BIOS bank and try overclocking with slower settings. Select the bank with the overclocked BIOS before reflashing it after updating the overclocking settings.
    1 point
  21. Thanks for all the reply's. In the end I flashed X2 5035.137 to the 1.1 Have my first mod chip arriving soon, Called a Jaffar with an LPC QSB Board so thats going to be fun finally Hard modding my 1.6 Next step, Ram on the 1.1 but that I have to build the courage for
    1 point
  22. When you load a game the fan returns to the hard set speed in the bios and the it will return to the dash board speed when you exit the game. You can edit the fan speed with EV tools the flash the new edited bios back to the modchip. I set the fan speed to 30% on all the Xbox's I use the EvoxM8 bios on. EV Tool.rar evox_m8+_67.bin Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  23. I would say @SS_Dave's comment is very accurate. The main benefit of using the Noctua fan is noise reduction and increased lifespan (potentially, haven't really had a stock fan fail on me ever though), and at 60-100% it's comparable to stock running at 20-30%. But even at 100% the Noctua is more silent in my experience. Some more data points from: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4617648/comments#comment-5158371 Hope this helps.
    1 point
  24. Let me just hide those replies to the thread!
    1 point
  25. Hi! I managed to find one of these brand new (even came with a promo cap and T-shirt), so I've got all the documentation for it. I've made a PDF out of it. It's the PlayStation 2 version, but the Xbox version is pretty much the same. Enjoy! Oh, I might as well share some custom key bindings too. First column is the controller button, second is the default binding, and third is the custom binding. DEUS EX X Space Z (RMB) O B Left shift Square V Tab Triangle G Caps lock L1 Tab Space L2 Caps lock V L3 Q Caps lock Select Backspace B Start Enter Tilde R1 R T (LMB) R2 F X R3 Enter R Up Up E (Scrl up) Down Down Q (Scrl down) Left Left G Right Right F MAX PAYNE X Space N/A (RMB) O B Q Square V R Triangle G Tab L1 Tab F L2 Caps lock Caps lock L3 Q C Select Backspace Tilde Start Enter Backspace R1 R N/A (LMB) R2 F Space R3 Enter X Up Up N/A (Scrl up) Down Down N/A (Scrl down) Left Left 2 Right Right 3 BLACK X Space R O B F Square V E Triangle G Z L1 Tab RMB L2 Caps lock C L3 Q Select Backspace 1 Start Enter ` R1 R LMB R2 F G R3 Enter Up Up Q Down Down X Left Left 3 Right Right 2
    1 point
  26. Oh Kaos, you're fluid in "SSD - English / English - SSD" so you should get this no problem especially if you read post no.3.
    1 point
  27. When I read their question, "Is it bootable on the Xbox like Hexen?", I thought they were asking if it ran from the hard drive, not booting from a burned DVD disc. Edit: Not quite sure why I thought that though! Yes, of course, it boots on a modded Xbox after buring the disc image (dot ISO file) to a DVD-R disc.
    1 point
  28. By default the .xbe's will be installed in a folder called " E:\OGXBox-Extras\Wide Fixes\ " and have to be moved by the owner. Some ppl use different folders instead of "games" (me included) so that was the easiest/best way to unzip and copy the files. But since the files aren't that much (58) atm. I will rename and repack them for the next version.
    1 point
  29. also a small suggestion: if you change the names of the default.xbe files to defaultws.xbe, then people could still use these widescreen patches without losing the original 4:3 files (if you start the game with the white button on xbmc4gamers there's an option to start defaultws.xbe
    1 point
  30. Could be. Advanced format drives report different sizes for two different drive parameters: Drives with a transition layer for standard 512 byte logical block access return: physical_block_size = 4096 bytes logical_block_size = 512 bytes However, the firmware of older adapters simply reads the physical_block_size expecting it to be 512 bytes same as the logical_block_size then simply passes it on to the device it gets connected to. Newer devices may notice the drive is an AF device by checking both values and reports the logical block size used by the device it connects to. Just a WAG - wild assed guess - on my part. Without details of how the chipset an enclosure or adapter works ???. Most of the manufacturers of the bridging chipsets don't release details to the public about how they operate or even to the manufacturer's of devices that use them without large quatities of parts purchased and signing a non-disclosure agreement to not release those details to anyone else.
    1 point
  31. I have testet the format option and had no problem. One thing more you could try is xboxhdm 2.3 USB SATA. Some days ago I fixed 2 HDD's with an error 16 with it. Maybe it would help you as well. How ever, this version of FATXplorer changes almost everything (no need for an DVD installer anymore).
    1 point
  32. You can start your dashboard and launch the file browser and copy the files you like to your HDD. From there FTP them to your PC to unzip them and then FTP them back to your Game folder. I will look into it to fix that. So thanks for reporting this bug. Looks like it's missing the right info for your TSOP. Raincoat just allow 20 entries so tell me what TSOP you have or use the app Dave provided. That error 21 problem is strange because, like you can see in the video, I have no problem to launch XBlast with the SC exploid.
    1 point
  33. Copy both the files to the Xbox Udata folder on the Xbox and then put splinter cell in the DVD and power cycle. https://1fichier.com/?dv24l1c5qxwehg9k6xtl This one should load Xblast or at least it did on a Xbox here. As long as you have a folder on C drive called bios it should pickup the bios files other wise you can use the flash via net option and flash from a computer on the home network. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  34. Hey! Seems like the Extra Disc with the HD Patches and Widescreen Patches is buggy. The Menu says there are only 3 widescreen Patches. When I select them, I see patches for many games, but when I select one game it just says "error". Nothing else.. is there a fix for that?
    1 point
  35. This installer is made to run from a DVD and it will not work from a HDD - sry. But you can flash your TSOP from a HDD very easy. Download XBlastOS ( https://bitbucket.org/psyko_chewbacca/lpcmod_os/downloads/XBlast_OS_v0.56.zip ) and place the content of the "put_on_c_drive" folder on your C drive (Should look like this C:\XBlast\files....). Then copy the "XBlast OS.xbe" to your Apps folder on E:\ (Create a folder for it like "E:\Apps\XBlast\XBlast OS.xbe") (You can/should rename the XBE to default.xbe). Create a folder called BIOS on your C drive (C:\BIOS) and there you place the bios in which you like to flash. Name the bios "bios.bin" and then launch XBlastOS from your dashboard or from a file manager to flash your bios. And a word on a HDD version. I will do a HDD version of this installer but right now I don't have the time to do it. And there will be also a PC installer I'm working on using Rocky5's XBOXHDM tool which is also pretty useful to fix the evil error 16 which I found out the other day.
    1 point
  36. Why not flash the on board bios chip? Fitting a N64 freak HDMI is not to bad the hardest part is removing the old AV port without damaging the main board. This is fitting a wii2hdmi in a Xbox but the producer is very similar and there is no audio port to worry about. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  37. Man, these are BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much to everyone who made/found them. Exactly what I was looking for!
    1 point
  38. The time and date retention is 3 to 5 hours with the power lead disconnected. The design of the clock circuitry in the OG Xbox is crap and even a good quality CR2032 battery would only last up to 3 months then it would need replacing before it started leaking. In me view not worth replacing the cap for and even the 1.6 boards I work on only hold time for about 20 minutes with the original cap and would be 3 to 5 hours with a new cap. As my Xbox is connected to the home network it updates the clock on power on from the internet anyway. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
    1 point
  39. I just wanted to put an ending to this little saga. I got adventurous and transplanted the EEprom from the 'dead' console to my current working one. At first I had an issue with a flashing red light, and the console not booting beyond the ind-bios screen (that's what I have on my chip). But, I think it was a bad solder joint as touching each of the 8 legs of the EEprom with the soldering iron seems to have fixed that. So, as I type this I am backing up all of the irreplaceable data I had on the old drive I had potentially lost, to move it onto the replacement one I have spent time setting up. Just some settings files and a custom UnleashX skin I've been making on-and-off for a few years. Other than that, I intend to 'unlock' this drive and put it into another project. I know I could leave it in the console, as well as the EEprom chip. But, I intend to put the original EEprom back once I've finished my back-up and 'unlock'. Thank you for the offering of information and helpful suggestions and guides. If I only learn one thing from this experience it will be to leave well-enough alone and not bother locking XBox HDDs in the future. Like I said; I'm just putting a more happy ending to this particular story.
    1 point
  40. You can have UnleashX to take a screenshot: - Press the left thumbstick button + Black button at the same time. The screenshot is saved to the Z drive (see note) as a BMP image - image_NNNN.bmp. Each subsequent screenshot's name will increase the NNNN value by 1. Note: If Z is full, Y will be used; if Y is full, X will be used; if X is full too, ???. Edit: Download the BMP image - ~1MB each - then convert them to PNG or JPG format to save space.
    1 point
  41. Try downloading from my OneDrive https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ao7Z5kIDEKUmguAP8ELOjH_Pf6PCDw I have a copy of HDD fixes in the Mods folder
    1 point
  42. That skin is included in My Top 10 UnleashX Skin picks. (at least the basis of it - @Danthuyer has modded it. I believe it's Tazorax. There's the unmodded version and one where I added displaying G's free space.
    1 point
  43. Agrees^ Not seen that UX skin and I have probably 500+ archived. Can it still be found?
    1 point
  44. Hello, whenever I try to manually scan the emulator mame with XBOX emustation I am getting this error. But I can't find "autload.xbe" anywhere.... Anyone have some info about this?
    1 point
  45. Hi Guys I was able to get Grand Theft Auto San Andreas NTSC-U HDD fix. Still working on Conflict Global Terror (NTSC-U) or Conflict Vietnam (NTSC-U), if anyone has managed to getting it fixed please let me know. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (1st Edition - Title ID 54540082) [US] [HDD Fix].zip Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (2nd Edition - Title ID 545400A3) [US] [HDD Fix].zip
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  46. Here you can find fix for gta san https://gtaforums.com/topic/922852-gta-san-andreas-super-modded-for-xbox-original-x360/ For Burnout 3 and Conflict Vietnam its work for me in hdd, seems you have a bad iso or the files not complete when you transfer in Ftp.
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  47. I have a pack of hdd fix for games here the link: https://mega.nz/#!DBQTWYgS!sVLmD-BgzlYaJMO4-w7dznU7c7ysVEypRx4wtJ33ZuU
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  48. Small file, 1.37 MB (1,447,712 bytes), so I just attached it. Attachment removed. Didn't find the other game's fix, yet! Update: I removed the attachment. It was not working. Not sure why as the CRC checksum in the included SFV file matched that of the zip file inside.
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  49. Don't think so. Edit: Simple forget that I made that statement.
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