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.
I've been away from the scene for ages and just getting back in. I have a v1.0 box with a Xecuter 2 pro. I think the current bios is 4982.
I've downloaded a new hard drive image that I'm trying to use but it doesn't work properly (something about LBA48 not enabled?).
I'm looking to update the bios, can anyone recommend a "latest" bios I could use?