Locking hard drive for original xbox

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by realg123, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. realg123
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    realg123 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey everyone.

    Need some help here with locking a hard drive for the original xbox. Some background info.

    I have literally softmodded over 100 xboxs and upgraded a lot of hard drives as well. I would say I'm "advanced" in the softmod area for the original xbox

    Here is the situation I'm in.
    - I softmodded the xbox
    - Want to upgrade my hdd to 160gb compatible hard drive
    - Made a copy of the eeprom
    - Made a xboxhdm disk, with the C: Drive and eeprom file
    - Option 1 in xboxhdm didn't work (my lcd monitor or t.v didn't pick up the signal..."this image can not be displayed"
    - Had to choose option 2, to create the hard drive from scratch. Worked without a problem
    - Onto step 3 on xboxhdm (locking the hard drive) I get an error on my T.V and monitor saying image can not be displayed. Tried altering the text and cfg file in the xboxhdm folder so that I was able to see the unlocking option, still no luck.
    - Tried using xplorer360 and coping the files over. Files copied over with a problem, but hard drive still isn't locked.
    - Tried "hotswapping" to get the hard drive to lock, still nothing...
    - Getting ranges of errors 5,7,9
    - Decided to put the original hard drive back in for now.

    Any tips on how I can lock the hard drive without using xboxhdm
     
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    You could TSOP flash the Xbox, or use Chimp.
     
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    If its tsopable that is what you would want to do. Sure its not just your monitor or some 3rd party cables?
     
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    Thanks guys
    I'm not too familiar with TSOP. The hard drive is built, just needs to be locked. I have the eeprom. But my monitor/tv will not display option #3 (un/lock the hard drive)
     
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    For the console, only Chimp could do it, unless you fuck around with a chipped xbox, then you could lock it within the dash, power it down and swap HDDs again.
     
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