1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Unlocked hard drive and softmod problems?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by dvdphile, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. dvdphile

    dvdphile
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,989
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Leeds
    Ratings:
    +204
    I borrowed a softmod kit from Luc off here! Thanks Luc!

    It worked a treat and I installed xbmc and even managed to stream from my laptop. All went well until I tried to connect to the net!

    I'm with NTL so i had to clone the MAC address of the xbox to the same as my laptop. (I assumed anyway?)

    I unlocked the hard drive and used config magic to change the MAC.
    I then forgot to lock the drive again and rebooted! :oops:
    I now get error 5 and the green writing telling me to get in touch with technical services!

    Can anyone help please or is it borked?? :suicide: :lease:

    Gary
     
  2. martwho

    martwho
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    1,293
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Southampton
    Ratings:
    +57
    you have 2 options - MOD you're xbox and then use an auto installer like slayers 22.6 to restore you're hard drive
    Or find a kind soul with a modded xbox to pop you're hard drive(as it is unlocked) into their machine and restore the hard drive to its original state then start again!
    Hope this helps!
     
  3. dvdphile

    dvdphile
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Messages:
    2,989
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Leeds
    Ratings:
    +204
    Thanks for that Martwho!

    I've already got a chipped xbox with a 120gb hard drive in it!
    I hadn't thought about putting the unlocked one in there!
    Is it pretty straightforward?? I mean if I just connect it up and lock it can I then put it back in the faulty one??

    Regards,
    Gary
     
  4. cra41g

    cra41g
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I guess it's softmodded to load the original MS dash? The MS dash won't load from an unlocked harddrive. If it was softmodded to load a dashboard like EvoX, then you can lock/unlock you harddrive till your hearts content.
     

Share This Page

Loading...