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[Solved] X3 Will Not Bypass Chip and Boot To Ms Dash

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X3 install  with the push button panel on the front. It will not boot to MS Dash if I push and hold the power button. It quickly flashes red then switches to blue and boots to UnleashX. If I load the X3 menu (hold white button on startup) and select "Reboot With X3 Mod Disabled" it works perfectly - boots to MS Dash. I can also reach the MS Dash by selecting it from the UnleashX menu. Why won't the power button bypass function correctly?

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What happens if you power on with the eject button?

 

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SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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What version Xbox is it fitted to?

The only time I boot to the Stock dash is on a unmodded Xbox to load the TSOP flash exploit game saves.

 

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Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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1.0 console. The owner has Steel Battalion and wants to boot direct into MS Dash. I guess it doesn't play nice with a modded console, according to him.

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Do you know what X3 Build version it has

mine is 3294 and it needs a 1/2 second tap on the power button to activate the chip any longer it's looking for the stock BIOS.

 

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SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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3294 BIOS.

I put the chip on a new board (1.0), in the same case, and the same thing happens. It will not boot to the MS Dash by holding down the power button. Is it possible the power switch is a bit funky. There are some LED mods in there and I'm wondering if that is impacting in some way.

I also flashed a fresh copy of 3294 and it didn't seem to make any difference. I can force it to boot the MS Dash by changing the order in the X3 menu but that is not a solution.

 

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2 hours ago, AlaskaCC said:

There are some LED mods in there and I'm wondering if that is impacting in some way.

It is possible.

Any time I am fault finding anything (Cars,Bikes,Radios, etc etc) the 1st thing I do temporary undo any mods so I am working with the item that is the same as it left the factory.

 

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SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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On 9/26/2020 at 10:14 PM, AlaskaCC said:

3294 BIOS.

I put the chip on a new board (1.0), in the same case, and the same thing happens. It will not boot to the MS Dash by holding down the power button. Is it possible the power switch is a bit funky. There are some LED mods in there and I'm wondering if that is impacting in some way.

I also flashed a fresh copy of 3294 and it didn't seem to make any difference. I can force it to boot the MS Dash by changing the order in the X3 menu but that is not a solution.

 

When in X3 Config Live's menu, use the option Reset X3 Configuration to Defaults, power off the console and try powering on again with the modchip disabled by holding the power button for longer than half a second. 

Did using that option clear up the problem?

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The Pro Switch package comes with a power switch bypass board, as seen in the attached image. This console did not have that important piece installed. I opened one of my other X3's and was doing some comparison. I pulled the little board and tried it in the other console to prove-out the problem/fix. That resolved it. 

Thanks for the suggestions and help. I sincerely appreciate it.

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