How do you hardmod an xbox?

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i just bought an xbox with a dead hard drive and i know you need to hard mod it to replace the hard drive but how do you go about doing it and where would you buy a modchip?
 

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You can't tsop it with a dead hdd.
You can find out the version number based on the motherboard's layout.
 

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You can't tsop it with a dead hdd.
You can find out the version number based on the motherboard's layout.
can you show me how do find this out it showed up and worked out of the box but the hard drive is chugging at a snails pace it must be very close to dead
 

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If the hdd wasn't dead, tsop only needs 2 points to be bridged. But you'd need a specific game and a specific game save to do it.
Dual tsop is waaaaay harder.
 
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you cant do a tsop with a dead drive ! for a tsop you need to softmod your xbox first in you case not possible because of the dead hdd ! aladin chip is you only option on ebay or ali 3 euros


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scroeffie, that's not entirely true. You can tsop it without the softmod. It's just way safer to do it that way. I used to use 007 to tsop right into UIX. But softmod into Evolution X or Unleash X is good for beginners.
 

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would you guys recommend buying a used 40 pin ide drive? i just plan on fixing this thing up modding it and selling it to someone who wants a modded xbox
 

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Depends on how used is used. If it's been used longer than 2 or 3 years I'd probably look for other options. You can buy adapters. I personally try to get older ide drives but I'd want to hear it first. You can move the drive back and forth so the reader moves. If it sounds clean I might buy it. If it sounds clicky or clunky I wouldn't. It should sound sort of like a windbreaker rubbing against itself...
 

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May sound stupid but if you know someone with an Xbox which has an identical HDD, you may be able to do a PCB swap on the HDD.

Not the best solution but it is the only non-modchip/soldering solution I can think of.
 
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