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Hi everyone, I have a tsoped original xbox ver. 1.1 motherboard, clock capacitor removed, and running indi-bios. In rare occasions, when I turn on the console..I get a flashing green light with no image nor sound on screen. What can the green flashing light code mean? I tried unplugging the console from power strip, pressing/holding power button for 30sec. and when I re-connect the console and turn it on..I still get a flashing green light. But usually the console turns on fine. I'm not sure if it's a bad ribbon cable, or a bad sata adapter. I do know I have a foxcom IDE ribbon cable, and I do have a good quality sata adapter. The capacitors on power supply and motherboard look fine, they are not bloated, nor leaking. (capacitors look new)

 

Thanks in advance

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Flashing green could be the eeprom has failed or it could be you have a Philips DVD drive.

The Ind BIOS supports no DVD so I would try unplugging the DVD drive connectors (power and IDE) and run the Xbox that way for a week or so, If it's all good source a replacement DVD drive or just leave it disconnected.

 


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SS Dave


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Thank you for the reply. I have a Hitachi DVD drive that was removed from a v1.6 board. I'm also running XBMC dash. So flashing green light can also be a hardware issue? Is safe to rule out the IDE ribbon cable and sata adapter?

 

Thanks again

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In my experience a eeprom chip either works or doesn't work.

 

I would still try the Xbox with the DVD drive disconnected.

Also have a look on the bottom of the main board for trace damage from a leaked/leaking clock cap and give the entire main board a clean with Isopropanol and a tooth brush.

 


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SS Dave


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Thank you, I'll try leaving the dvd drive disconnected, and I'll take a look at the motherboard. I'll remove the motherboard from the case, and I'll look at the bottom of the board to see if it's nice and clean.

 

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