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  1. Hi I everyone. I eventually modded this with an Aladdin chip which posted with the logo overlay fine however I then discovered the dvd drive wouldn’t read any discs... So bought ANOTHER crystal 1.6 and have soft modded that in order to get something working at home for kids. It’s all going great now. interestingly, even with the working dvd drive the first xbox would not boot - something very strange with that board which I don’t have the time to further investigate right now
  2. They were held in place but Im sure the connection was solid. The issue was the protection that would kick in when trying to read. I couldn’t get that right for some reason.
  3. Hi, I'm struggling to read the eeprom of a Crystal 1.6 xbox. Was sold as faulty, hard drive clicking, decided was worth the gamle so bought it as I wanted to replace the hard drive anyway. I have some Alladin XTs coming in the post to longterm this will be hard modded, however I'd really like to find out/change the HDD key from the eeprom and start building a new drive for it. I'm using https://github.com/Ryzee119/ArduinoProm in ordre to read the eeprom.bin file. I've read multiple people talking about how on the 1.6 there is some sort of protection which makes it harder to perform a read operation, but can someone explain exactly that this is and how to bypass it? I'm able to scan the I2C bus using my cable + Arduoino Nano, so I'm pretty confident the issue is the I2C protection for the eeprom.

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