Flashing a benq

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  1. Digeman
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    Hey guys just want to ask a short simple question. Gonna buy a new premium xbox360 20 gig with the hdmi port and it's got a benQ discreader. If what i have heard is right then they are flashable right? There isn't any new versions that come with the hdmi version of the premium or anything?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Armadillo

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    There is a lite-on drive now , it looks exactly the same as the benq , except it isn't flashable. Only way to tell them apart is the wires in a hole on the front.

    http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/manua...box_360_dvd.htm

    Hole 3

    White wires =benq , yellow wires= lite-on


    Benq is flashable , lite-on is not. So be 100% sure it's a benq if you want to flash it.
     
  3. 754boy

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    BenQ's are a cake to flash. What's the manufacture date of the 360? If its recent, say within the past 3 or 4 months, then it might not be flashable. Otherwise it should be smooth sailing!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Digeman
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    So even if it is a benq it still might not be flashable if it's new?
     
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    No all the benQs are flashable. It's just recently made 360 have the lite-on which is not flashable , and the lite-on looks the same as the benQ.
     
  6. Prime

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    You will most likely get a lite-on [​IMG]

    EDIT: You seem to not know alot about this dvd drive stuff, are you sure you want to flash the dvd-drive (if you do get a ben-q) i suggest you get someone else who knows what they are doing.
     
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    Just because he's new to the 360 scene doesn't mean he's not skilled enough to perform the flash. Lol, we were all n00bs once [​IMG]
     
  8. WeaponXxX

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    I just flashed my BenQ, just make sure to get a via sata card. I got mine from newegg for 13 bucks. It took under 20 minutes to dissassemble 2 360s, mod em and reassemble.

    My question, going online (mainly for game updates), as long as I am steath patched I am Okay, is this correct?
     
  9. Prime

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    Correct!
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply Prime!
    Just got me a SH-d163b and am backing up a buttload of my games as we speak good to know I can take em online!
     
  11. Armadillo

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    Lite-ons can have their key read now [​IMG]. So if you get one , you can change it to one of the old hackable drives now [​IMG].
     
  12. Prime

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    Where did you read this?

    EDIT: Nevermind, found it
     
  13. Armadillo

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    [​IMG] , there's a thread on xbox-scene about it as well. Bit of soldering required and you need a lvttl-rs232 converter , but you can buy ready made ones or make one yourself for cheap (£10ish) and it's better than nothing [​IMG]. Also have to spoof manually as well.

    Least the lite-on owners have a option now [​IMG] , though no doubt people will moan as it requires some effort , rather than just a button press.