Help identifying a mod chip in Xbox

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9157C2AC-5182-4872-A3B7-120304C7F57F.jpeg 8C65E568-E6F7-4A1A-8AD9-AD731D43BC12.jpeg BDF053F8-63CC-47C8-84C8-B9F47A16B822.jpeg whats up, got this Xbox and it doesn’t read discs, I disabbembled it & saw this chip in there, it says Lattice im4a3-32.
I looked it up and couldn’t find much info on it but I’m wondering if it’s causing the disc to constantly be read as empty (swapped the dvd drive to a working one and installed unleashed x). See pics, one of the blue mod chip wires goes into 1 of the ide pins. Not sure if it only plays burned discs due to the chip or if the drive is simply dead.
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Identifying the motherboard can help in these matters as different mod chips had different requirements
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=367210&seqNum=2
Can't see the video chip here from those angles though.

Lattice semiconductor are a massive chip maker that specialise in programmable chips so in and of itself it is not going to do much, however someone might remember a give mod chip brand did use those chips.

Sadly most of my old school sources are gone these days and it is pretty much only https://www.xbox-hq.com/html/ that is still up.
Quite a bit of Eurasia appears to have got into the internet archive which is nice https://web.archive.org/web/20190120122503/http://www.eurasia.nu/wiki/index.php/XboxInfo
Beyond that I was never much into hardmods on the original xbox (other than easy to lock hard drives then softmods did it all, and TSOP handled most of the rest) so I also lack that frame of reference. Quick scan of an image search says it might be an XBOX Aladdin Advance but I would not know for certain ( http://www.okokchina.com/Search-Product/aladdin/ lists a few). Fairly decent bet it is one of the Aladdin range or possible a clone (no idea if they happened for this chip).
 

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View attachment 176493 View attachment 176494 View attachment 176495 whats up, got this Xbox and it doesn’t read discs, I disabbembled it & saw this chip in there, it says Lattice im4a3-32.
I looked it up and couldn’t find much info on it but I’m wondering if it’s causing the disc to constantly be read as empty (swapped the dvd drive to a working one and installed unleashed x). See pics, one of the blue mod chip wires goes into 1 of the ide pins. Not sure if it only plays burned discs due to the chip or if the drive is simply dead.
Thoughts?

Hello.:)

It looks like the Aladdin Super Live Chip.
I am pretty sure an Aladdin one.
 

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While I can't rule such things out then broken xbox drives are usually more the fault of dust getting in there, lasers degrading or laser outright dying -- the original xbox is now some 17 years old and was built down a price when it was manufactured.
Also you should note that certain xbox drives only work with certain types of disc (though you might be able to set book type). https://www.se7ensins.com/forums/threads/dvd-cd-r-brands-compatible-with-the-xbox.40297/ is not as nice as some of the later stuff we had but a start.
 

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