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Hello everyone,

so here I am, a person with nearly no knowledge about the OGXBox 😊 Here is a little backstory and what my "plans" are.

Four or five years ago I bought off a xBox from eBay with the goal to softmod it and play backups from the harddisk. I already hat a 120 GB HDD laying around. So I messed a bit around and got it pretty easly running and finding out, that the XBox was already somehow modded. Long story short: I swapped out the HDD and played for a couple of months with the OG Xbox until I moved into a new appartment with my wife.

At my job I found two 750 GB HDD IDE drives and thought "sweet, lets swap them out". But guess what: I did not saved the tutorials on how to swap the HDD. I remember that I burned a CD to save the HDD key, and lock the new HDD with the same key to get it working. After a little bit of digging I read about the clock capacitor issue. After realising that my XBox is now more then three years in my basement I only thought

Oh shit

So now I'm sitting at work and as soon as I'm back home getting my old XBox back and see if damage is there or not 😐

 

Well, because of my missing knowledge on how to swap out harddisks again I wanted to ask for you help! I already found out about chimp and got a Y-Molex Cable in hand. So the swapping should not be that hard. But since I want to bring back new life to my XBox I wanted to learn more about it. And there is now the your help needed:

  • How to I found out what softmod is installed (if a softmod is installed, I never removed the ODD drive and see if there is a chip in it)
  • Should I update the softmod even if everything is working?
  • What if I got a softmod without the clock loop fix and already removed the capacitor, is there still a way to recover the XBox?

As you can see, my questions are really beginner like, but it's quite hard to find more informations and I thought it woudl help me a lot if you could help me :)

So thanks in advance for you help!

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