Hi all, I've lurked here for a while now. This is a great forum to get info from. Thank you.
Question - I've been working on XBoxes for a while now, and I just got my hands on a 1.0 with a dead Thompson drive and an even deader original Seagate hard drive (showing error 7). Upon opening the case, I realized it had an old modchip on the underside of the board:
Does anyone know what modchip this is? I'm mostly curious what that chip is. It's a very clean install and I've never seen one like it.
If I tweak the laser pot and get the DVD drive working, will this modchip be able to boot Hexen? I have an Aladdin XT chip and a new laser coming in the mail, but they're a month away. I'm wondering if I can get the drive running just long enough to boot Hexen and install a new hard drive, maybe TSOP the box and then remove this older modchip.
Thank you in advance!
I've been trying to repair my Xbox this week after accidentally blowing the 110V PSU on 220V 🤦♂️. I've got to make it work with a PC 200W ATX PSU yesterday, but this morning, it started to FRAG. I noted that the 3.3V line has gone down to about 2.85V when the PSU is connected to the motherboard and the PSU turn off after a minute or so. I'm pretty sure that there is a short somewhere in the 3.3V line. I noticed that the Nvidia MCXP3 chip is getting very hot when the PSU is connected, I want to know if this is common, because if not, I suspect that the short maybe inside the chip, which will mean that it is dead
My 3TB hdd should be here tomorrow for my original xbox rev 1.3 with Xecuter 2.6 CE modchip. Ive been out of the scene for a LONG time and am trying to catch up. I want to organize a ton of xbox games as well as run emulators. What should i run on the hdd? I see a lot of softmods running XBMC4Gamers. Should i run that? Or is there something better? I really appreciate the advice. Im watching lots of youtube tutorials and scouring the forums trying to catch up, but hope to format and do it right the first time, so i appreciate the advice. What do you like? Thank you!
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48