1. peke

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    one of my xbox (160gb hard drive, has a chip) don´t start at once, the console works OK...but maybe I sell it and I want to know if I can fix that (some times I have to turn it on 3 or 4 times to start up normaly), when it star up normaly gives video and make some distinctive sound (like a HHD that start up hard...loud), but works ok, when do not start it flash red to green and do not give video.


    any help?
     
  2. Jayinem81

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    Is the room you keep it in warm? Could be overheating due to being the summer.
     
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    Autum....winter is coming, so I think is not a temperature issue, but maybe I can try without the enclousure.
     
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    Uhhh yeah those other seasons are coming but right now it's summer. If the system is hot it can overheat. Happening to me on two consoles.
     
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    For starters is it a 1.0-1.5 with the clock capacitor removed?

    Do you have a backup of the HDD key or a bios which doesn’t require one?

    Taking a few attempts would make me think it’s something like a bad cap or failing hdd.
     
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    I have 2 xbox, but the other is with a ide to sata adapter and a 2tb hdd, I think both make the same, multiple attemps to start up,. I don´t know about clock capacitor removed (I can check If somebody tell me how to...) don´t have HDD key or bios, I bought it used and replace HDD which was 10gb
     
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    Here is a general guide I found:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/wiki/clock_capacitor

    Although I do think it would be better to properly desolder it if possible.

    Edit:

    If you replaced the HDD without 'locking' it, then it likely means you don't need one due to the modchip's BIOS.
     
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    check the sata to ide adapter then ribbon cable them on the underside of the mother board for trace corrosion
     
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    thanks to all, I will try and see
     
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