Original Xbox error 16 message! Need Help!?

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  1. Centrix
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    So some one was nice enough to throw out a like new original Xbox, I plugged in the av cables and power cord (don't have a power adapter but it still powers on with just the cord) and it turns on runs great from what I can tell minus the Error 16 message I get after the Xbox boot up intro. So how does one fix this? I can clearly see some one was in the unit before when I found it, I'm guessing they were trying to mod it and failed or something. From what I've read about this issue it has to do with the battery for the clock or something to that effect, but I could be wrong. Any help would be awesome as always :)

    P.S wasn't sure if this was the right spot to place this post, put it here since there wasn't any original Xbox forums here to post to lol :P
     


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    You prolly are dealing with corrupt dashboard files.

    Try booting it with a Mechassault, 007 Agent under Fire or Splintercell (try all three of them since their exploitable games)
    Hopefully the Xbox will boot it and you'll be able to load the exploit on the console (if it's still there)

    Otherwise, your only option is to modchip it and use Slayers to install a new dashboard/softmod ;]
     
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    So whats the exploit? and if I can't do the exploit for what ever reason, couldn't I just buy a new HDD?
     
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    If you can't get a game to boot on the Xbox then I'm afraid the only option is to modchip it.
    Then you'll be able to plonk in any sized 3.5 inch IDE HDD ;]

    Stock consoles need a per-console HDD key.
    Which is unique to that console, so you unfortunately can't just transplant them
     
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    so how will I know if theres an exploit already on the system as you mentioned? and you also said that those three games were exploitable how so? whats the exploit? :)
     
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    If the previous owner attempted to softmod it, then the exploited save game is already on the HDD.
    It needs to be loaded from the HDD via the game.

    There's no way to tell which one there is on the HDD unless you have access to the HDD.
    You could try and hotswap it, but this can kill your HDD.
    And I think you'd need to have the Dashboard loaded as well..
     
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    I got an error code 13 a while back (Posted a thread earlier this month) Dinohscene is that similar to a 16?
     
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    Did some searching and found this.

    Now I strongly urge you two to read it very carefully.
    Hotswapping can easily kill your HDD.
    Forcing you to get a modchip and start over with your saved games.

    I still say go with the modchip but you can try the hotswap method.

    Edit:
    I saw your post chris.
    If you really can't get ahold of a PC with IDE connectors, then I'd ask someone to install a modchip.
    Their not that expensive anymore and madridi4ever here on Temp sells old Xbox modchips as well c:
     
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    Thanks for the find, to bad all the links are dead for the downloads but its ok, I'll find the downloads to the msdash and the other files, seems straight forward to do :)
     
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    You only need the MS dash files?
    Or else, what files do you need.
    I could help you to those files if you shoot me a lil pm ;]
     
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    yes it looks like thats all I need oh and the Xplorer360 program, which I guess is used to fix and install softmods and the msdash?
     
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    maybe a video on how to do the hotswaping lol but I can find that on youtube I bet :)
     
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    Xplorer 360 is easy to get from the web aye.
    Hotswapping, better be careful.

    MS dash 5960 I got for you from me own xbox.
    All retail, not a single file has been altered.
    So you know you got a good one ;]
     
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    kool how do I pm you here? sorry I generally just post and help out when I can lol :D
     
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    k just downloaded the Xplorer 360 from Afterdawn, love that place :D
     
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    Click on me name and then Send PM.
    Incredibly easy ;p
     
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    I'm trying to hotswap method but ran into a lil trouble.......I got to the point where the CD boot disc I choose option 1

    Then on second menu I type "xbrowser" but get messege - no xbox-partition table found on /dev/hda

    I have Boot to disc on my BIOS and it seems to recognize the xbox HD

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
     
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    Retry the hotswap.
     
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    I have burned the Boot Cd with ImgBurn from xboxhd 1.9 using 5358 kernel I believe....if I switch the IDE connections now i get "Linux not found" guessing its not reading the Boot CD.....
     
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    Humm, you'll have to wait till the HDD is in an unlock state.
    That happens when you play a song, or play a game iirc..
     
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