Long story short, original thread for reference or the long version. Simply, I have two OG Xbox systems that I picked up for salvage. One is giving me an error implying that it can't start the dash on the system. The other, I accidentally unlocked the hard drive after soft-modding, and now gives me an error because it's expecting it to be locked. Both are v1.6 systems. And in the interest of being able to resolve this quickly and effectively, it would appear I'd need a modchip that can at least load a new BIOS to give me a way to actually re-set the hard drives in both systems and get them both up and running correctly. While some of the fellow tempers were indeed helpful, the links provided seem to imply that they were going to be shipping overseas, which would negate the up-front cost of picking up a chip from the linked site. Trying to search on Amazon or ebay brings me no results, and my Google-Fu is, for lack of kinder wording, terrible. I'll be up front in saying that I really don't know what would make for a good/meh/bad modchip for these, since the last time I actually shopped for a modchip was when I ended up buying a pre-modded PS2 with a Matrix Infinity chip. I am aware of there being solder-less modchips for an OG xbox, but would any of them work in a 1.6 system? At least if there is such a thing at a reasonable price, I could slide by with just picking up one and then installing to the afflicted box to perform the necessary repairs, kind of like a portable tool kit. Otherwise, I'd need to order at least two (one for each system). Is there even such a thing as a reputable seller that carries these anymore? I get it's not a retro system, but it also isn't a current system, either. And just trying to do what I can to get them up and running. Ideally it'd be great if they were in the US, but I'd even settle for at least in the north american continent if it isn't like having to pay double the amount and still waiting two months to get the thing.