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by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri May 06, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox No Longer Powers On
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Xbox No Longer Powers On

The LED and colours you describe are non-standard so it is difficult to say what it means. The Xecuter X3 I don't know that well but I'm guessing the blue light is the chip is on/working indicator like the Xecuter 2.6CE (which I do own). I think the short solid red LED ring around the tray eject/clo...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Dead DVD Drive on 4 Xbox
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Dead DVD Drive on 4 Xbox

Some DVD drive faults (Philips ones in particular) seem to disable or nullify the no DVD drive check and instead you may get an error 10. 11 or 12. But more often, at least that is what I found, you'll get an error 7 which although cited as a HDD error can actually mean any problem on the IDE connec...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Dead DVD Drive on 4 Xbox
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Dead DVD Drive on 4 Xbox

Evox M8+ BIOS from other well known original Xbox forum sources will either be set up for "No DVD" check by default or can be modified by using the EVTool to do so. Other BIOS like the X2 and IND ones require a different editing tool but again if you get the BIOS from the same sort of plac...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Skin Development
Topic: [SKIN] JX 720
Replies: 28
Views: 47880

Re: [SKIN] JX 720

I had a look at this using my testbed copy of XBMC v3.5.3 and the JX720 skin. There seems to be a minor problem with the skin in that it is not remembering the folder view in the "apps" blade > Programs. When I clicked on Programs it showed a blank page with "0" items. Only if I ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Error 13 suggests that however you installed it the dashboard is not where it should be. I do not know enough about XBHDM to be able to explain how that can happen let alone offer a solution. With eeprom available it should be fixable even if you have to set up another HDD to do that but I think you...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Several options if you have a working softmodded HDD. 1). You can use the original softmodded retail HDD and clone it with Chimp 261812 to a new HDD or the, wiped, 'problem' HDD. You should be able to do the latter by using Chimp to unlock the HDD as Slave after its swapped in however sometimes that...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Yes, with a softmod or retail state Xbox the HDD is (and must be) locked to be able to use it. If you still have the original softmod exploit/installer files in place and the original game disc you used to softmod the Xbox then try cold booting that. It would allow you to get to the installer dash (...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Sounds like the softmod is still OK and that you've just messed up your main dash installation somehow. How did you burn HeXEn? The only 'universally' compatible disc media is DVD-R (and good brand should be OK) preferably burned using ImgBurn as its default settings. Using its "Write image fil...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: How to disable "persistent softmod" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: How to disable "persistent softmod" ?

XBMC is 'just' a dashboard like UnleashX or EvoX, in simple terms the alternative GUI you have installed to replace the original MS dash. XBMC comes in 'standard' XBMC4Xbox form but there are several other versions for the Xbox customised for various purposes too. I do not know about the other stuff...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Rocky 5 softmod 1.1.8
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Rocky 5 softmod 1.1.8

My solution would be not to bother with most of what you want to do. If you wish the Xbox to be returnable to stock state then softmod it with whatever takes your fancy and clone (Chimp 261812) it to another larger HDD. Once done take your original HDD and repopulate it with stock files. Reinstall i...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

The 'no brand' SATA/IDE adapter description is what should be happening ie. normal. Why it isn't working with the StarTech adapter is a mystery. I don't know the StarTech one, I went with what I suspect are the same 'no brand' green adapters in my two SATA HDD fitted Xboxes and have not had any prob...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

Problems like that with the power and/or eject buttons with a softmod are unusual and the typical explanation is the beginnings of trace rot. But your description of it actually booting to a black screen with one but with the other resetting to your main dash doesn't really fit in with that either. ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox boots into black screen
Replies: 35
Views: 10442

Re: Xbox boots into black screen

I've just looked at the Startech specs on their own web site and they claim SATA I/II/III Ultra ATA 133 support but I would still not rule out HDD/SSD compatibility issues being the problem. Although not Xbox related recently I had an issue with an external housing which worked fine otherwise except...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Having my softmod sent to be hard modded, do I need to uninstall softmod first?
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Having my softmod sent to be hard modded, do I need to uninstall softmod first?

Certainly not essential. Once it is chipped yes. you need to install a dash set up for a chipped machine but, particularly if your softmod is on the original 8GB - 10GB HDD, what I'd suggest is keeping that softmodded/locked HDD as backup and simply start with a fresh clean, empty larger HDD. You'll...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Basic tutorial on how to burn DVD back-up
Replies: 1
Views: 2332

Re: Basic tutorial on how to burn DVD back-up

Qwix and the C Xbox Tool are the programs most people use for creating XISOs from games files/folders. The Xbox game 'HDD Ready' file content should work from either the HDD or if a XISO is created from their content and burned to disc. DVD-R with ImgBurn is pretty much the default recommendation. D...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX

The problem is likely the DVD drive. Xbox ones are now at least 15 years old and if they've had a lot of use they can become increasingly picky about the media they work with. Another very common problem now is that PC DVD-RW drives are ageing and far less used too and I've had several interactions ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: Help needed withe old chip-moded XBOX

Forget about softmodding a chipped machine. Some pics of the chip in situ so that it can be identified could be useful. A HDD with a modded dash can be prepared on a PC using XBHDM (Xbox HDD maker) but not having done that I'm not one to advise. Being a chipped machine you could do it all on a compl...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Enigma Video Software...is it accurate
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Enigma Video Software...is it accurate

You really should not bother with PAL at all. Switch the console to NTSC and leave it there. You'll rarely ever need to swap it back to play the small number of games that are PAL region locked. Most PAL games support NTSC and 480p with a few supporting 720p too. You'll only get the benefit of that ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: costum soundtrack
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: costum soundtrack

The problem, as I just found out after a bit of experimenting, is that ST.DB file. It seems to be in some unique format that the Xbox generates itself when you rip a CD to use as custom soundtrack. It is not regenerated if you delete/move it either. You can open it in a program like Libre Office but...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: costum soundtrack
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: costum soundtrack

I've never added anything to the Custom Soundtrack folder on E:\TDATA directly so I have no idea if there are any wrinkles needed to get them to work. Only thing I remember is something about the WMA music files needing to be WMA9. But the obvious thing to do is surely to rip a retail music CD (assu...