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The random '-A' must be a bug i have concluded. It always appears on the first bank you flash.

It appears on openxeniums and real xeniums. 

I dont think v2.3.0 does it.

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The secret password could be: 

Please oh please share your great job, your are a great Man, your are THE GREAT KHAOSENGINEER. 

I joke, do your best, this is only french second degree.

Bye

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i uploaded the Xenium OS v2.3.0 recovery.bin file in the root of the E drive.

I then selected Recovery from the Xenium OS v2.3.1 main menu and answered Yes when prompted if I really wanted to go into recovery mode. 

I thought I'd killed it.

The screen goes blank, the front panel LED color changes to amber, then it flashes amber a few times then starts Flashing Red and Green. FRAG I thought, damn! However, there is no green eject ring/console reset/green again/console reset/eject ring flashes red and green though of the normal hardware error FRAG.  The multi-color LED on the Xenium changes colors several times and finally the console powers down.  Upon reboot (powering the console on again), the new (well old) "Welcome to Xenium OS v2.3.0!" message is displayed before the main menu appears.

This version of the Xenium OS also has -A printed at the end of the name of the first BIOS listed in the Launch Menu.

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Recovery cromwell has a unusual resolution so it may have been the video adaptor/monitor.

Good thing you waited for it to finish. Orange LED is normal so looks like it was doing its thing but just wasnt being displayed.

Worst case if it bricked, you could recover it with xenium-tools.

Shame about 2.3.0. Did you try removing and reflashing that bios?

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4 minutes ago, Ryzee119 said:

Shame about 2.3.0. Did you try removing and reflashing that bios?

Yes, I removed it.  The one BIOS that remained did not have -A in it's name.  I added a new BIOS and named it.  It was listed first in the Launch menu and had the -A added to the name I gave it.  I even renamed the item to remove the -A and it reappears at the end of the new name. :(  Really looks more like a <b>-A (<b> = space character).

 

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7 minutes ago, Ryzee119 said:

Recovery cromwell has a unusual resolution so it may have been the video adaptor/monitor.

I'm using the standard definition (composite) AV cable with my old standard definition 32" picture tube TV.  Not quite sure what resolution it is using to not be visible with that configuration.  However, my TV is showing signs of vertical foldover at the top of the screen.  I can't see the top one to two inches of the screen.  It's folded on top of the visible picture area in a set of stretched  scan lines whose image is mirrored across the next several inches of the screen.  The vertical output circuitry probably has a dead electrolytic cap in the charge pump that generates the high voltage spike that returns the beam to the top of the screen. The beam isn't getting to the top before the picture starts to be displayed.

Similar to v1.6 Xboxes with bulging/leaking caps near the CPU heatsink and PSU connector that cause power on and video output problems. This TV most likely has its own bad capacitor problem.

I really need to try connecting the Xbox to my newer LCD HDTV but it's in a different room.

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What its meant to look like.

Actually if its a 1.6 i believe it has an issue with xcalibur so doesnt display properly. It was repeatable on my 1.6 but works with focus/conex.

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Yes, the Xenium I have is installed on a v1.6 console with an early version of the SPICE solderless adapter.  It has no plastic guide of later versions to make sure the spring contacts are aligned with the correct via points on the motherboard.  Connections aren't too reliable with this early adapter version.  Not like teamxodus showed in their video - Please login or register to see this attachment.

I really need to get a few of Please login or register to see this link. 's Please login or register to see this link.  to do a more reliable pin header instead of this touchy solderless install.

 

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7 hours ago, KenMoe said:

Thanks KaosEngineer, I really appreciate it. Is this the orginal dump with 2.3.0, or after you reflashed with 2.3.1?

The flash.bin in the archive has Xenium OS v2.3.1 installed.  The two Evolution-X BIOSes are the same even though named differently in the two banks - m8_16.bin.  I've not checked to see if it's M8 or M8plus for a 1.6 console.  From the filename, I'd say it's simply M8, not M8plus.

Looking through the dump, it looks like the Xenium OS is based on Please login or register to see this link. 's Please login or register to see this link. .

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The two BIOSes added to the XeniumOS v2.3.1's Launch items in the 2MB dump, flash.bin, are Evolution-X M8 for a v1.6 console.

Evolution-X M8_16.bin MD5hash = B6FE3D5CF9DF635CBC4E48FBE2B469F1

This matches the MD5 hash for the unpatched - as distributed - version from xbins FTP server. 

SideNote: 

Evolution-X M8plus_16.bin  MD5hash = 58B8782501983725F984499620CA342B

The version of M8plus_16 on the HeXEn 2018 disk has a different MD5 hash since it has been modified with EVTool v1.0.9 to apply the latest LBA48 patch to work with XBPartitioner v1.3 for huge (>500GB) hard drives that require their extended partition(s) to use 64KB cluster allocation and has the DVD drive check disabled. Not that this BIOS has anything to do with the flash.bin file dumped from the Xenium modchip.

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Does the -A not designate the default bios? I'll have to double check that to be the case (i.e. install the chip and test.)

Note: I realize that's not the best "flag" but, it's what I assumed when I was playing around in the OS the other day (v2.3.1.)

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