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GabrielK
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:49 pm   
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I have an xbox v1.6 and Im having video problems that seem to be hardware related so its a bin job but I read a while back that if you unlock a HDD you can use it in another xbox and just have to lock it and all its data and games would be usable with out the need to FTP everything across.... is this true and how would it be done using chimp?

If true would I unlock the HDD using LpartX/FatX (chimp 2.6.1.Cool and unlock the HDD on its own with the DVD drive, meaning only having the HDD and DVD connected with no HDD swapping then transplant the HDD into the other xbox by using chimp again but this time using the swap method using two HDD's and lock it for it to work or is there somthing im missing?

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:17 pm   
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I thought about it a bit more and would this way be doable:? remove HDD from 1st xbox and connect it into 2nd xbox using a Y splitter for power, use chimp with FatX and unlock the locked HDD then lock it with the motherboard setting?? I left out the steps for removing DVD cable etc. to shorten this post.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:04 pm   
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As I said in your other thread this is most likely an inherent problem due to the v1.6 Xcalibur video processor and certainly not a cause to bin the Xbox.

I'm guessing you came to the conclusion it was a hardware failure issue because the same emulators display OK on another Xbox you own.

If you really want to swap the HDD to another Xbox then backup the eeprom to PC as a safety net if not already done and then look for the most recent version of Chimp261812.

It has been updated by the same guy I mentioned in the other thread, Rocky5, so that you can lock either slave or master from an imported eeprom. The included Readme has details about that.

If it were me I'd clone the existing HDD to a new one using Chimp261812 and then lock that to the other Xbox. Unlocking the master HDD and re-locking it to the other I would not recommend.

Alternatively install a new bigger HDD to the other machine using Chimp, if the existing HDD is too small, and then FTP the wanted contents from the v1.6 direct or via a PC.

Whatever you do don't trash the v1.6 because it probably isn't in the least faulty.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:59 am   
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You are going about this all wrong. What you want to use is Config Magic

Heres the step by step.

Good XBOX
Use Config magic to dump the eeprom FTP it to your PC

Bad XBOX
Boot it up and FTP over the eeprom from the good XBOX

Now boot up Config Magic choose Unlock HDD once thats done pick Lock With EEPROM and browse for the eeprom from the good XBOX. Lock it whack that HDD in the good XBOX all done

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:40 pm   
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The advice and method is not wrong at all. Chimp is actually just as good for this. ConfigMagic is simply an, older, alternative tool for doing exactly the same thing.

The point I was making is that the problem isn't a hardware fault it is almost certainly the v1.6 480p display issue described. No need to unlock/relock the HDD unless the OP really wants to swap the whole thing into the other Xbox.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:50 pm   
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Except that Chimp requires more work, requires hotswap and unhooking of a DVD drive etc. No point doing things the hard way if you dont have to


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:53 pm   
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Thanks all but I ended up unlocking the V1.6 HDD and putting it in another xbox and then locking it and all is good now, Chimp was what I used and now I have a V1.6 motherboard as a spare or for an interesting wall piece.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:06 pm   
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Its still good for Xbox games even those that need the 480p fix.

But I sort of agree that given the choice of a Xbox with the Xcalibur, Focus or Conexant video processor I'd choose one with a Conexant every time.

My experience with the Focus is limited to one machine but going on that I'd actually prefer the Xcalibur to that.

The v1.4 Focus fitted Xbox is the only one out of the eight working Xboxes I've owned that has required significantly different TV picture settings for best results. I dislike it for that reason even more than the v1.6 Xcalibur and its display 'quirks'.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:26 pm   
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There are two "advantages" to the Focus based XBOX over the Xcalibur

1) It can be TSOPed
2) We have the encoder regs for Focus and Connexant so can do video tweaks for those XBOXs via kernel patching that we cant with 1.6. Like getting it to display 1024x768 or using VGA


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