Got hold of another batch of Xboxs from my friend who runs an auction house. 11 for £100, not bad i dont think. Anyway a couple of these have X-bit modchips in, one was missing the little control board but the other one has it. Neither of the consoles boot to a dash, one has error 5 and the other has no power at all. I have removed the chips to try them in another confirmed working xbox i have here as if they work then i will re use them.
I have never had any experience with these chips before and was wondering if anyone here has? More specificly does any one know where i can get the v1.0 of the Xbit flashing software, i managed to find the v1.5 version last night but it does not want to work to flash either of the chips, i can connect but upon clicking on format or anything nothing happens. Ive tried doing this on various versions of windows from 7 back to win 2k, all had the same results. I have spent all evening last night reading up on these chips as much as possible and there is quite a bit of conflicting info out there so any help/advice with this would be very much appreciated
I am pretty sure the chips i have are not the v1.5 of the chip as there are no 1.5 markings as apparently there are supposed to be., so i want to try the v1.0 software to see if it makes any difference.
It could just be that both chips are dead and im wasting my time, if thats the case then so be it but i cant be sure until ive tried everything.
Thanks in advance
It seems recently that the LCD screen mod has gained some renewed interest. The x3 (John7272 posted the pinout for connecting an x3 to the crystalfontz LCD) and xenium ones (with Ryzee119's spi2par2019 board) specifically.
The xenium is all good, I already use/build and sell the Spi2Par2019 boards on my site (https://www.chimericsystems.com) but I wasnt willing to solder onto my x3 chip to add the LCD.
The problems was that no one had any idea what connector the x3 used, so I set out to find it.
Well, after months of ordering all the connectors that looked right (and being wrong lol) I have finally found it:
The connector is a standard JST connector (SHDR-20V-S-B, which you can get from digikey for likw 20 cents Please login or register to see this link. )
and the pre crimped wires you can get from digikey for 54 cents each (Please login or register to see this link. ) I have 25 of them I will have for sale on my site (Please login or register to see this link. ) in the next few days for $6 plus shipping.
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48