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  1. All electrolytic capacitors have the possibility of leaking and going bad. Thus far, the supercap used on the v1.6 consoles for its clock cap have yet to leak in the numbers that have on v1.0-1.5 consoles. The location of the v1.6's capacitor is different than on v1.0-1.5. Leaked electrolyte from a v1.6's clock cap will most likely cause a different set of problems to occur than with v1.0-1.5 clock cap leakage if and when they do fail.
  2. If you used a component cable and enabled the high-definition modes, the only way to turn them back off is to go into the MS dashboard while the component cable is connected. Those options are not available when using a composite cable (Yellow - composite video, Red/White stereo audio RCA jacks). A replacement dashboard will show the high-definition modes as NO with a composite cable attached. UnleashX's settings are only for UnleashX, they don't change the settings stored in the motherboard's configuration EEPROM. To turn them off, a component high-definition cable/AV pack has to be connected. Without the high-definition cable/AV pack attached, the high-definition settings 480p/720p/1080i are not displayed in the MS dashboard's Video Settings.
  3. Flip it end-over-end. the two close together connectors are to the motherboard and DVD drive and the one that is further apart going to the hard drive. How long is the cable? I f it's the standard 18" PC length, it may be long enough but will be a very tight fit with many twists and folders. A 24" long cable works well to fit into the Xbox. The Xbox doesn't use PC standard dimensions for its IDE cable. And, one connector sticks out on the opposite side.
  4. Traces damaged on the bottom side of the motherboard from the leaked electrolyte. The power, eject, RED and GREEN LED power ring control lines run near the front edge of the motherboard. https://imgur.com/2YESah9 Depending on the type of damage that has occurred, many different power and eject anomalies can and will occur. Clean the electrolyte residue everywhere it has run to inside the console. Top and bottom of the motherboard, RF shield under the motherboard and even below the RF shield inside the plastic case. Test the power and eject traces for continuity from the front panel connection on the motherboard to the system management controller (PIC processor, U7B2, or custom Xyclops chip, U7C1, on a v1.6 console.) See sickmods.net's P/E board Troubleshooting web page capture at the WayBack Machine for more information.
  5. Leave Bert and Ernie alone. Possible Clock loops, specific dashboard version required. Use a modern softmod package to mod the console. Rocky5's Xbox Softmodding Tool Build v1.1.6 This videos a bit dated as the softmod package has been updated since its release but the procedure still works with the latest release:
  6. Just checked creating a folder name longer than 42 characters - NO. Results in an error. Created sub-sub-folders and this is the longest path I was able to create without an error: /F/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/0/1/2/3456789/0123456789/01234567 252 characters. No files can be saved in the folder though as the full path thus far takes up the entire max path length. Tried to upload a file, xHexen.rar to this folder and only get an error. Shortened the path and uploaded the file so the max path length is 252 characters and it works. Add 1 more character onto the subfolder name and the full patch length is again too long to upload the file. This works: /F/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/0/1/2/3456789/012345678/xHexen.rar 252 characters, but this doesn't: /F/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/012345678901234567890123456789012345678901/0/1/2/3456789/0123456789/xHexen.rar 253 characters.
  7. I'd double check those directory names, I don't think they can be longer than 42 characters each but I've never verified. I think the entire complete path length itself is limited to 250 characters too. Again, something I've not verified.
  8. The filename length is limited to 42 characters on FATX. The dot and file extension count in the filename length.
  9. Was the console softmodded? Using Rocky5's Xbox Softmodding Tool. Maybe he enabled virtual EEPROM in NKPatcher Settings app then tried to NULL the HDKey. It locked the drive with the NULL key but the virtual EEPROM was modified with the new NULL HDKey while the real EEPROM on the motherboard has the original HDKey still. The password being attempted is thus wrong. The hard drive was locked using the NULL'd HDKey's generated password. However, upon a power cycle/reboot, the password generated to unlock the drive is using the original HDKey's value, not the NULL value. Would take someone playing around on a new device they knew not what they were doing to get into such a predicament.
  10. Doesn't HDAT2 lock those sectors out so they won't be used anymore? They don't have to be repaired just marked as unusable.
  11. I don't think so. This mod outputs the resolutions that the Xbox is capable of 480p, 720p or 1080i. There is no upscaling or scanline capability added.
  12. @Gorrillasnot, check the BIOS version that you are booting. Are you sure you didn't get the TSOP flash to work? A Blank screen when you expect the replacement dashboard to be displayed is a symptom of trying to boot a modified BIOS on an already softmodded console. Update: Reading your other post about lifting a trace during TSOP attempt. Guess this is the same console left softmodded. Do you know how it was softmodded?
  13. Yes. When running XBMC4Xbox, you'll find it in Q:\system\media\Splash.png. Replace it with a different image using the same filename to change it. XBMC4Xbox maps Q:\ to the directory where XBMC4Xbox's default.xbe file is executed from on the hard drive. For example: With XBMC4Xbox installed in F:\Apps\XBMC4Xbox\, Q:\ is mapped to F:\Apps\XBMC4Xbox\. From the above example install path when not running XBMC4Xbox, you'll find the splash screen image at F:\Apps\XBMC4Xbox\system\media\Splash.png.
  14. One Xbox Shortcut creation app for Windows is 08.16.05.Xbe.Shortcut.Maker.2.0.rar.
  15. 1.4's have a 256KB TSOP flash to hold the BIOS. You see from the Evox screen posted earlier that's it's 4979.06 - X2 BIOS. A bit dated but so are all the Xbox BIOSes. This one just more so than the latest released BIOSes for the Xbox. X2 4981.06, X2 4983.06, M8plus configured with EVTool v1.0.9 for 06 operation F only and DVD check disabled, iND-BiOS 5003 or iND-BiOS Beta Feb-11-05 (aka 5004) can be used as they are 256KB in size. All of these are available on the Hexen 2018 installer disc by Forlorn Penguin. Download links visible after 5 forum posts.

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