Hey guys, just wondering if someone could confirm a suspicion of mine.
So a while ago I dug out my old OG Xbox (V1.3 I believe) and found it wasn't working, it would switch on for a couple seconds then power off again. Did some research and found that the dreaded clock cap had leaked and one of the traces on the back was broken. So I removed the motherboard with the intention of repairing it, but then life got in the way and I didn't have the time so it sat in pieces for the best part of a year before I found the time to fix it. So I managed to remove the clock cap and clean the board, then I jumped the broken trace with a wire between the test points. (All good there, no shorts that I could find)
I also changed the thermal paste on the GPU and CPU to Arctic MX4 while I was at it.
So I put it all back together again, plugged it into my old SCART tv, it turns on from the power button fine, has a solid green light, you can hear the hard drive starting up too (still has the original in it right now) but there is no audio or video output to the tv. I tried a different AV cable but got the same result, and I know the tv is good cause my Sega Saturn works fine through the SCART.
Also worth mentioning that the DVD drive (Samsung) won't open by it's self. I cleaned up the belt and greased the slides but same result. I tried it with the top of the DVD drive off so I could see and it looks like the laser moves about like it wants to open but the motor makes no attempt to spin up.
So in short I have a V1.3 Xbox that shows a solid green light, No video, No audio and the DVD drive doesn't open.
From what I've read on here so far it sounds like I may have a corrupt BIOS/coma console on my hands (though I heard V1.0 and V1.1 were more prone to that).
What do you guys think?
I've done 4 tsop hardmods in the past.. for myself and for some friends and we are still having a lot of fun with them!
Now I picked up a new xbox and want to perform a softmod.
I watched this tutorial :
The tutorial doesn't mention that I have to update to dashboard 5960, so I guessed it wasn't neccesary anymore and I proceeded....
Now I installed a small softmod using the USB, but I cannot use the xbox softmodding tool extra's Disc because is doesn't recognise it and says the tray is empty.
I tried to FTP the files to xbox. I launched the files, but it's stuck and says: "Retail Bios detected".
So at last I tried to Uninstall my softmod.... But I cannot seem to find an option...
I think there are 2 options:
1.upgrade my dashboard using FTP
2.Uninstal my current softmod and install dashboard 5960 using Halo 2 or whatever
I do NOT know how to perform any of these options so all the help would be appreciated very much!!!
I'm in the market for a 1.0 motherboard that has had the extra ram up to 128mb chips added, has had all the caps replaced, the clock cap removed, the TSOP write points restored, and CPU thermal paste replaced. Essentially a nicely restored 128mb 1.0 motherboard that won't give me any trouble for!
Optionally it would be nice to have the LPC pin headers installed in the case recovery is needed.
I know there is a lot of time in that request between the caps and the ram, so please name your price. I'm in the US.
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48