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  1. Please mark as solved. Thank you all.
  2. The cpu came off fine, the gpu was a pain. I warmed it a little and it released. Tho I did have to use a spludger to leaver the retainer off.
  3. Even after sucking up the old solder and reflowing/re soldering and doing a better job, it's still behaving the same.... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1--HFoa0eXDbSx0Dy8u7VD6xMk7acxj67
  4. I'll desolder with my sucker. I did this mod 15/20 Years ago. I can do better than this tbh. thank you for the input.
  5. Not sure if Goggle Drive will share ok?? https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15vkhfX59v8a5TE-i0o2c74tXZGuUHjfg?usp=sharing
  6. So it behaves the same with or without the chip. No display going to the tele. I put a reasonable amount on. I have removed the heatsinks, cleaned and re-applied thermal paste. I have re-flowed all the solder again on the bottom pins, and removed, cleaned and re-soldered the D0 too. The D0 is to the x3, not ground. It still behaves the same, with or without the x3
  7. I thought it might be something, as reading thro pages and pages I'd read that the x3 Bios did screwy things to partitions.
  8. I think the issue might have come about when initially trying to setup the drive with my x3. I believe some of the bios setting for partitions can screw things up?? I have re done the image and will test it later. thank you all for the input tho. Glad to see I wasn't doing things wrong in the first place with patching bios etc.
  9. I have a crystal xbox that has been running fine with a x3 chip, I believe its a 1.4 with a Focus video chip. I flashed the bios and set it up for a 2tb hard drive and all was fine. I have stripped the xbox down, cleaned everything, removed the heat sinks, cleaned and added new thermal paste. After rebuilding the xbox it fires up, 3x green blinks between power down then sits flashing red/green. It does the same if I have the x3 in or not. Have I damaged the board while handling? I have checked the chip soldering and D0, cleaned and re-flowed/re-soldered. But it still behaves the same. Any ideas/advice?
  10. Is there a way to recover, or should I just crack on and re-image the drive?
  11. This is the odd one....The drive size is different when I move the selection over it.
  12. This is the working drive, 3tb.
  13. I have a 3tb drive I'd popped the image on a while back, waiting for a new Mobo for my crystal, plugged that in and bingo all works. I'll re-image the 2tb and test again.
  14. Thank you for the upload. I have tried both bios that you sent, combined with flashbios 3.0.3 on bank 1&2 and your bios on 3&4. Still the same result. F=0GB G=Unavailable. I have a startech adapter, 80pin cable. Really unsure what is happening. Kinda glad to repeat with your bios, something must be off with my setup.......
  15. I have been trying many combintations based on info found here, but still cannot get the dash to see G: Drive. I have a 1.6 with an original X2.6 Install, and a 2tb drive with the Origin Image (Only becuase I wanted to get things setup and back into OG Xbox) I have been using bios' downloaded from the right sources, and uploading them via ethernet with flashbios always on bank 1&2. I have tried the following either modified with EVTool (for 256k) or X2ool for the Xecuter bios (5035 512k) I try to mod the bios for LBA support, but its not happening. I think there maybe an issue with the programs above and compatability/admin rights?? So far I have tried: x2_5035_v16plus_512k modified with X2ool M8plus_16 modified with EVTool (1.0.8) M8_16_LBA48_IGR_C-06 modified with EVTool (1.0.8) The last one I really expected to work......I've not played with any partition tools as I was concerned that I might loose data. Finally, I've not tried any of the installation DVD's as the drives dont seem to be working.....

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