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Hello, I am new to this site and I have this 1.0 version xbox and it used to work fine and it wasn't modded in any way shape or form. Now there is a clicking noose coming from the HHD and I'm assuming it's dead or dying as I keep getting the error 07. Is there anyway to fix this without modding the console? All help is appreciated!

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I would say no.

The easy way is to fit a mod-chip the you can fit a new hard drive the use a install disk of your choice to set up the drive to you liking,

There are mod chip's for around $4usd and upwards.



SS Dave


Those that can Hard-Mod. Those that can't Soft-Mod.


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It can be fixed but much easier after installing a modchip.

Hard Drive Replacement Without a Modchip

You need an EEPROM reader, PC with a 9-pin serial port or Raspberry Pi and 3 dupont jumper wires to read the contents of the serial configuration EEPROM on the motherboard.  

Using a PC with a serial EEPROM reader, run PonyProg software to read the content of the chip or with a Raspberry Pi use the PiPROM application.  Save the 256 bytes of data to a file named eeprom.bin.

Build a new HDD with from a PC running Windows 7 or 10 64-bit version using XboxHDM23USB Beta 2 or 3 (requires a new hard drive - IDE or SATA, if SATA an IDE-to-SATA adapter and 80-wire 40-pin cable to replace the one in the Xbox), and a USB-to-HDD interface adapter to connect the hard drive to the PC.  The Xbox hard drive needs to be locked so copy the eeprom.bin file read/saved earlier to the folder where you extract XboxHDM23USB Beta 2 or Beta 3 to on your PC before running it.

XboxHDM23USB Beta 2 needs a copy of the MS dashboard files (latest version is 5960) added to the provided C folder.

Beta 3 is pre-configured to install a bootable version of Rocky5's Xbox Softmodding Tool installer.

Modchip Hard Drive Replacement

With a modchip installed a new hard drive and IDE-to-SATA adapter and new high-speed 80-wire 40-pin IDE cable (24" length) is required but no EEPROM reader or building the Xbox drive using a PC.

Boot Hexen 2018, format the drive and build a new NTSC or PAL hard drive.

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