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locky79

Novice Member
Hello people :)

well just need some help or advice on my problem.

basically i was watching xbmc and i was playing around with the output resolution settings and ermm i set them a bit too high

so basically the reason why my xbox wont work is something to do with the xbox not being able to output at that res, hence why it goes red and green :eek:

i was told i need to flash the EEPROM but i havent a clue how and where to start :( any idea?

ARRGGHH!! i was enjoying watching anime on my RD50 as well :(
 

lei179

Novice Member
Cant you just connect it up via your standard cable to see if that works?
I cant see adjusting the output reslution would cause red/green flashing.I may be wrong.
 

rob_finch

Novice Member
Might be that it's just the display that's gone, and that you can put the settings back if you know the sequence of buttons to press.

Post up the dashboard you are using, how you launch XBMC from it, and what settings you changed in XBMC, I'll see if I can give tell you the buttons to press.
 

locky79

Novice Member
well im not sure if the xbox even loads up, it just flashes green and red on the power button section.

im not sure if its even on the dash board at that point, but basically i set it to 1280 x 760 hence the reason why its messed up :(

GRRrr
 

supermackem

Active Member
Has it been chipped or anything sounds like something has gone wrong with the xbox. Can you no swap the leads over maybe and turn the chip off if you have it chipped then the xbox should displayan error code which you can find on the net whats wrong with your xbox.
 

rob_finch

Novice Member
If you know the xbox's IP address, see if you can ping it and FTP to it. If you can, your dash is loading, and you should be able to get back into xbmc to put the output settings back.
 

MarkusThatch

Distinguished Member
I've just done exactly the same thing tonight - did the splinter cell soft mod thing and set my resolution too high, now I get the orange and green flashing light. Can't anyone help???? :lease:

locky79 said:
Hello people :)

well just need some help or advice on my problem.

basically i was watching xbmc and i was playing around with the output resolution settings and ermm i set them a bit too high

so basically the reason why my xbox wont work is something to do with the xbox not being able to output at that res, hence why it goes red and green :eek:

i was told i need to flash the EEPROM but i havent a clue how and where to start :( any idea?

ARRGGHH!! i was enjoying watching anime on my RD50 as well :(
 
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Scubapro

Guest
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I did a similar thing to my x-box about 6 weeks ago. Since then I've replaced the mod chip, the cables, connected it to a different TV (one that is NTSC compatable), replaced the barracuda hard drive with the original one, replaced the cd-rom, re-seated the mother board, tried to boot up using evox boot cd..... NOTHING... it's dead

It stares at me now from across the room....with it's dead eye.... :rolleyes:

But if anyone has even the slightest idea how to remedy this, I'd be delighted to hear from you...
 

Drogo

Banned
Guys, the problem you describe shoud be easy to fix. I would put the HD in another chipped box and redo the dash, both soft modded and chipped. Be sure if soft modded HD to setup correctly to include option to boot to MS Dash, and EvoX. Also settiings must be stored somewhere for start up mode - on Eprom, see if you can find any battery (bios) and remove...

But if you want me to take a look, I'll glady do so... Do you have the backup files for the orignal HD??? Very important... and the emprom backup?
 
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Scubapro

Guest
Thanks for the offer Drogo, I might take you up on that..... I'll have a look around for the original backup disks.
Tell me, would they have come with the x-box?
 

mickrick

Banned
Have any of you tried running Slayer's 2.6 autoinstaller disc? It should run in default video settings, will let you reinstall your M$ dash and all E partition progs and should resolve your problem.
 

Drogo

Banned
No problem, just let me know if you want to me to look at it. What you really need is the orignal xbox hd... then it should be pretty much all systems go ..
 
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Scubapro

Guest
Slayer 2.6 you say, eh?
Haven't tried that, but I have a mate that had a similar problem and managed to connect his to a projector and somehow got the menu up on that and changed it back from NTSC... so I'll try that this weekend if that fails I'll give the Slayer format a go....

Mickrick, you wouldn't have a site I could download that from?
 
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Scubapro

Guest
and Drogo, thanks again for the offer.... I had a little check on the cost of sending the xbox over and to be honest, It would be cheaper to buy a new one... that's our postal system for ya !!! :-(

I'll let you know how it turns out
 

FaxFan2002

Well-known Member
You should me able to boot of a slayer cd / dvd (depends on version of xbox). If you need the boot media give me a shout and I'll burn a copy for you and post. Note: you need a mod chip for this to work, I don't *think* this will work on a soft mod box, although please feel to correct me.
 

mickrick

Banned
FaxFan2002 said:
Note: you need a mod chip for this to work, I don't *think* this will work on a soft mod box, although please feel to correct me.
No, absolutely not. This will work with any box, soft or hard modded.
 

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