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superrob
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:34 pm   
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Hey, so yea as I said in another post for a college project over the next 11 weeks I will be modding / building an xbox case and hopefully have a working xbox inside it…lol.

To start with I picked up a cheap second hand crystal xbox and planned to solder the motherboard and TOSP flash it with a bios that will not look for the dvd drive (I plan to make my case quite slim so wont have room for the DVD drive)

However, when I powered up the xbox I found it was already modded and it booted to the Evox dashboard. Wehey! Less work for me.

So far I have opened it up, put in a 20GB HHD and installed Slayers Evox Auto installer V2.6.

Now my question…

The XBOX works perfectly, I tried booting the xbox without the DVD drive installed and it gave me Error 12, Im assuming this is because the BIOS installed does not allow this?

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The XBOX is V1.1


The xbox has a modchip installed, it looks like this…






And XBOX BIOS CHECKER information is this…

CHIP TYPE - LPC BASED SST 49FL020

USING GENUIN BIOS - XECUTER2 4974

BIOS MD5 HASH - D063E7D3C2B0570F4494397A3AAA8D7F


I know Xecuter2 4981 allows no DVD drive so how can I install this BIOS onto my xbox? or in not so many word how do i install a new BIOS to the mod-chip in my xbox? Any help / pointing me towards a how-to tutorial would be greatly appreciated Smile thanks!

P.S sorry this post is quite long lol.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:32 am   
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Hello,
That chip will accept any 256kb Bios, Id use the Evo M8 137 or xecuter x2 5035 bios.

Use xbtool to change the Evo bios so it doesnt look for the DVD Rom at boot (see image)

Use the x2 config maker to do the same to the xecuter bios

You can flash the bios through the AID disc or through the evox dashboard, or download the `Eurasia pro generic flash disc` to do the flashing.

EDIT : Stick with the EVO Bios, i forgot the xecuter Bios is 512kb

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:10 pm   
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Cheers for the advice user1, it worked great!

I downloaded the evox.m8plus.fc.137 BIOS, edited it in EVTOOL and flashed it to the XBOX through the EVOX dashboard.

One small thing though, The XBOX works and functions just as it should which is excellent, but the Flubber animation at the start-up jumps and the sound gets cut short, also the Evox dash says the DVD drive is init and the eject / power light constantly flashes.

When I plug the DVD drive back in all these symptoms go away. Any idea what’s causing this? Is it a HDD problem? Is something still looking for the DVD drive?

But still thanks again user1.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:43 pm   
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Hi,
The stuttering at start up is due to using xbtool, you could try reflashing with a 256kb xecuter bios (x2 4981) and use the relevant config maker and see if that fixes it.
or you could use xbtool to totally do away with the flubber animation altogether.
you could also disassemble the DVD Drive down to its PCB and plug that into the IDE (the drive will no longer work - obviously, but it`ll trick the xbox into thinking theres one installed)

The unleashx dashboard has an option to set the colour of the power/eject LED, you could maybe install unleashx as an application and use it to change it to constant Green or Red. (you might have that option in Evolutionx dashboard, i dont know).

Keep tinkering, you`ll get there in the end.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:03 pm   
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Thanks user1

I played around with it abit but no luck so I have decided to leave it. Since it effects the xbox hardly at all im not too worried.

Now a different question Smile I want my xbox to light up!

I have these small ambient lighting things at my disposal that I would really like to use. They are ball shaped things which glow different colours, they fade from red to yellow to blue etc..

Now I took one apart and inside found this…



The light is powered by three 1.5v micro cell batteries, aka 4.5v. I know there is a 5v wire going to the xbox HDD which I have used in other xbox mods to power leds, so im wondering could I power it from here? I know it is 0.5v too much so would that do damage to the xbox / blow up the LED’s? If so what resistor would I need?

Any help or advice would be great, thanks Smile


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:10 pm   
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I don't know anything about your electrical problem but you need to hit the inside of that box with some compressed air! Dusty as hell in there!
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:14 pm   
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Dont worry dartht33bagger it will be cleaned before the project is completed Smile

also i have now solved the lighting question i had.

Now, my next question / problem...

i want the xbox to have RGB ports on the back so that i can connect it to the TV through an RGB wire, ive had a look and some pin out diagrams for the xbox video out, particularly this one http://www.gamesx.com/avpinouts/xbox.htm and have come up with this diagram for what i plan to do...



is this right? will it work? any help would be great
thanks Smile


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