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Old Jul 23, 2002, 12:20 PM
Sonofjoral Sonofjoral is offline
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Unhappy X-Box Cooked....

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Oh Well I guess I was one of the Cheap ones that could chip my own xbox..
Solderd everything Perfect...took time when over it twice...
Put it back together...and..

hmmm a strange smell on boot up...

took it apart and One of the 11 screws has pinched the wire and grounded it out and fried the chip... out 50 bucks...took it all apart..
booted back up and ...
a $200 machine that now just flashes red and green....and get a beep once in a while.....
when from playing halo to watching a flashing light
Can't tell my wife I up she'll kill me...
Is it cheaper buying a new one chiped or haveing this one repaired and chiped?
this sucks....this day cost me a lot of money ....BUt Lessoned learned..
any ideas please let me know...
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Old Jul 23, 2002, 02:14 PM
backup2k1 backup2k1 is offline
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hi m8 are u 100%sure the chip is fry i did this with my machine and caught
a wire and it works fine.
with the xbox plug in then turn it on give it a couple of seconds for it to
kick in have u set the bios up on the chip
and all so make sure u plugged the board that sites inside the xbox at the
it be very weird if u have blown the chip this way for sure
go throu all the wires with a test meter or infact start again from scratch
all so its worth trying turn the xbox on then off quick and see if it boots up

backup2k1(the name u can trust)

1)check the wiring on the chip

2)make sure the board that sit in the front of the xbox is pushed right down

3)check all connections again

4)try again and solder the modchip in
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Old Jul 23, 2002, 02:40 PM
sagito sagito is offline
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First of all - Did you remove the mod chip and all wiring and test. Second - Buy a new one at a store that has a lenient return policy (like Curcuit City), swap MBs and HDDs and then return the new one with you MB in it... Just make sure you are REAL careful with all the packaging! It worked for me after I accidentally ripped off a solder point on my first try. :-)
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Old Jul 23, 2002, 07:17 PM
Sonofjoral Sonofjoral is offline
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well thanks for the input...I Boxed it up and sent it out to ******.com
they provide a service just for if you F....up your x-box trying to install a chip..they will fix it all up and re-install the chip...for 75 bucks...+shipping..
So Just hope I get it back..Soon...For now my friend is going to sell me one of his xtra...x-box for a 100.bucks...he gets them for free..for selling them in a game store ..He is the #1 salesman for the x-box...
(why does it say moved on the post?)
thanks..for all the help...

Last edited by the3jams; Jul 23, 2002 at 08:03 PM.
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Old Jul 23, 2002, 08:06 PM
the3jams the3jams is offline
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[i]Originally posted by Sonofjoral [/i]
[B](why does it say moved on the post?)[/B]
Because your post has been moved to the Xbox modchip help forum instead of being in the backup forum.

I also edited your post since we don't like advertising sites. It's just not fair to the other sellers/installers.

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Old Jul 23, 2002, 11:32 PM
Boarder Hopper Boarder Hopper is offline
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Hey man, heres what to do, and its much cheaper. Buy a brand new xbox. Then the next day just put in the broken xbox in the case and return ur messed up xbox in there. Problem solved. U get a new one fer free. Microsoft is rich as it is. Ive never done that but i my friend did and it worked flawlessy. As fer the chip, just tell the website what happened, tell them they game u a messes up one. Theyll understand. Remember, the customer is always right
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