I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

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regsucks99
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I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by regsucks99 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:55 pm

Well, I ordered the equipment to do the Chimp HDD upgrade. I open my xbox, connect the power splitter and both HDD's. I go to boot my Xbox and the fans start up, but then it beeps and the LED flashes green/red. I unplugged the new HDD and the splitter, but it STILL does the same thing with my regular HDD. Did I fry something?

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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by Feeder » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:08 pm

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This appears to be a hardware issue, but I'm not an expert on this sort of thing.

Personally I would:
#1 - Check all the cables and re-seat every connection.
#2 - Turn on the display and see if there is an error code you could use against the list. (I've seen a list of the errors posted in these forums. Just google for the xbox error codes and do a little research if you are getting one.)

As I recall I had to replace and IDE cable to make the error I had go away. Perhaps you damaged a cable like I did?
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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by NeMesiS » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:50 am

Your not meant to connect the HDD until just before launching chimp
Follow this tutorial by Rocky5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBC9599ww6I

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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by regsucks99 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:05 am

NeMesiS wrote:Your not meant to connect the HDD until just before launching chimp
Follow this tutorial by Rocky5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBC9599ww6I
I know, and after realizing my mistake I put the cables back to normal like I said. But it still refuses to boot.

EDIT: wtf, it boots without a hard drive, but then nothing happens--because there is no hard drive

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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by PhobosDevourer » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:18 am

You may have damaged some cables, it happened to me, just reconnect everything try to fix anything you might have broke

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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by Rocky5 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:56 am

Check the IDE cables, and ports on the motherboard, you may have bent a pin :?

Also check your clock cap, it could be that's leaked all over the board & it's a coincidence it happened at this time.
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Re: I think I Broke My Xbox(Please help)

Post by simbin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:55 pm

Did you change any jumper settings on the drives? By default they should both be set to CS cable select.

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