Yes, try a powered USB hub and flash back to stock firmware on my drive. And apparently I don’t need to worry about spoofing dvd drive key drive key to 13599 as that was mentioned for no reason apparently. Just the the stock lite on post_13141
Final question to help me troubleshoot. If my flashed dvd drive isn’t installed in the console and I just use the xkey, does it matter that my stock drive is flashed with lt 3.0? Maybe when flashing the DVD drive it updates something onto the motherboard?
Thanks for the help this far, if I manage to revert the drive to stock I’ll let you guys know if it worked or not.
You don’t need anything special to get into your drive. You can do it without the probe. There are videos of this on YouTube, it involves pulling two wires from harness and when you are done you can put them back in place.
Get a good drive that plugs in. Go to Costco and buy their 8TB like I mentioned or borrow someone’s but it has to be a plug in as the USB port doesn’t put out enough juice to power it right (from what I’ve heard and read) load up an iso or two, eject it and walk away. Come back in 20 minutes or so to see if it says mixed media. If it does you’re good to go, if not...
The other issue you may have ( I had it with mine) is that the cables are sensitive. I am assuming you plugged it in correctly as well. Make sure those are making a good connection. If it isn’t in correctly then it won’t load up.
I’m thinking if your key wasn’t right, it probably wouldn’t boot up. I had to try a few different drives before it worked.
Hi, I got a Seagate back up plus 4TB external harddrive. When I plug it in my pc and it makes a connection their is a blue light on the front of it. When I plug the external hard drive into the xbox when it is off, the blue light on the front lights up like it's making a connection. When I power on the xbox the light turns off. I've also tried turning on the xbox then plugging the external hard drive in.
Reading over the xkey instructions again, it says that I need a full drive dump. Looking at my dummy.bin on jungle flasher it says it's a dvdkey32 extract. Is that fine?
I converted it to mbr and it now has one 2TB partition and the rest of the drive is unallocated space now. Still no dice. I noticed the same thing. When I first power on the console the light on the external hard drive lights up for a couple seconds but then goes out and never lights up again. Once the xbox was on the main menu I unplugged the usb from the back then plugged it back in. It still does not read it.
UPDATE: I am getting a bit closer! I pulled the xkey usb dongle out a bit and now the light on the front of the external hard drive stays lit! I open the tray and it now auto cycles: opening, close tray, closing reading.
However it still does not read my drive!! It just goes back to open tray. I have a usb stick and I updated the xkey firmware to 2.01.4 with it. I saw the red light flashing on it for 40 seconds or so.. I rebooted the console and with the same usb stick with an iso on it and .cfg file it does not read the usb stick.