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by Mikey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: There was a pop, then smoke, and even flames!
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

There was a pop, then smoke, and even flames!

What do you think? Is this a good example of why all of those old caps need to be replaced?

It looks to me like a bad capacitor crapped-out and caused a short.

This was a v1.0 Xbox...

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by Mikey
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Project Site / Forum Development
Topic: XBMC4Gamers (Pet project)
Replies: 192
Views: 85448

Re: XBMC4Kids (Pet project)

Update: Installed the latest version of xbmc4kids, profiles repaired, and the munchkins are gaming again. :)

A very nice update, Rocky!

Thanks again!
by Mikey
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Project Site / Forum Development
Topic: XBMC4Gamers (Pet project)
Replies: 192
Views: 85448

Re: XBMC4Kids (Pet project)

Rocky5 wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:02 am
Should have disabled edit mode ;)
Ahh! Yeah, I must of forgot to switch back last time I was in there. :oops:

Thanks for that super quick reply, Rocky! I will give that a try before starting over.
by Mikey
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Project Site / Forum Development
Topic: XBMC4Gamers (Pet project)
Replies: 192
Views: 85448

Re: XBMC4Kids (Pet project)

Well, the munchins have been wearing out the old Xbox for the past 6 months. Then they found out how to change profile names and messed things up. So I tried to fix it by changing them back and wound up on a black screen after the next boot. Couldn't get ftp access so I used Rocky's Extras Disc and ...
by Mikey
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Skin Development
Topic: [RELEASED] XBMC Origins v1.0.0
Replies: 179
Views: 86902

Re: [RELEASED] XBMC Origins v1.0.0

@Dom DXecutioner: I can't believe I missed seeing this skin. Just watched your video and it looks fantastic! I'm about to download it and put it on my Xbox to give it a spin.

Looks like it would make a pretty cool Kodi skin, too, but maybe just call it Origins!
by Mikey
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Original Xbox HDD unlocked
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Original Xbox HDD unlocked

Thanks for the quick response Rocky5. I used your 2016 Softmodding Tool & Extras Disc, so yes it was Chimp 261812.

After reading your reply I looked into the security levels you mentioned and now it makes sense. Thanks.

BTW: The original drive that showed as unlocked was the 8gb WD Protege.
by Mikey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Original Xbox HDD unlocked
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Original Xbox HDD unlocked

Ok, guys. Everything I have read on the forums said that original Xbox drives were always locked. I just used Chimp to copy from an original Xbox HDD, upgrading the kids' Xbox with a larger drive. But Chimp showed the original HDD was unlocked. The drive copy went fine. I then locked the upgrade dri...
by Mikey
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Project Site / Forum Development
Topic: XBMC4Gamers (Pet project)
Replies: 192
Views: 85448

Re: XBMC4Kids (Pet project)

@Rocky5: Once again, awesome job! I just got a 2nd Xbox and installed XBMC4Kids on it for the kiddos and they love it! Thanks for sharing this, Rocky. Quick question: Are movie DVDs supported in XBMC4Kids? If so, I may have boogered something. Not sure. I tried to start a movie DVD but was unable to...
by Mikey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Case Mods Showcase
Replies: 409
Views: 89812

Re: Case Mods Showcase

@ Mikey. That's awesome.Love it.How'd you achieve the wood grain. @spinnersp - Thanks. I found the wood-grain texture online, dropped it into Photoshop, and had it printed on vinyl at a local sign shop. It was printed on a piece of vehicle wrap material, so it was easy to work with. Looks good in m...
by Mikey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Case Mods Showcase
Replies: 409
Views: 89812

Re: Case Mods Showcase

Here is my classic v1.0 Xbox

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The only mods so far are:
- swapped original HDD for 120GB
- removed GPU fan
- installed heatsinks
- added 80mm case fan

Next up will be an even larger HDD...
:)
by Mikey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Softmod Tool: Need testers.
Replies: 46
Views: 8683

Re: Softmod Tool: Need testers.

@Rocky5: I just used your Extras disc to upgrade my v1.0 Xbox softmod. Very easy and went smoothly. I am a late adopter (very late), and bought this used Xbox in 2007 for the sole purpose of running XBMC. Everything has been working great, but recently I started getting into some gaming and outside ...
by Mikey
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: FileZella Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

Re: FileZella Question

It seems like I tried this some years back, when I had two Xboxes.

If you are still trying to find a solution, this looks promising...

Transfer Files Xbox2Xbox with FlashFXP and XBMC

...might give it a try.
by Mikey
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Reparing Original Consoles
Replies: 23
Views: 4686

Re: Reparing Original Consoles

NeMesiS wrote:But what do the 211 and 404 mean, are they significant in any way?
If I remember correctly, the 211 and 404 are just date stamps. So, 211 would be Year 2002 and Week 11.
by Mikey
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: XBOX 1.6 softmodded w/500gb SATA dead. Way to reuse HDD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: XBOX 1.6 softmodded w/500gb SATA dead. Way to reuse HDD?

Here are two videos that might help.

How To Make Xbox EEPROM Reader / Writer 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcK6nKyKGVQ

How To Extract Xbox EEPROM Easy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzrljlHDr9w
by Mikey
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: xbox remote problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: xbox remote problem

Maybe worn contacts. I fixed mine with bits of metal tape on the contact areas.
by Mikey
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What song is stuck in your mind at the moment?
Replies: 187
Views: 88362

Re: What song is stuck in your mind at the moment?

Bad Brother by Ronny Jordan

by Mikey
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Get EEPROM Without HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 3058

Re: Get EEPROM Without HDD

I'm pretty sure that is the only way to do it. I remember using this tutorial by UNICRON to make a reader, some years back...

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/357863

...though it looks like the images are missing now.