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Flashing an Xbox 360 with a Phillips Drive

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by harvardja, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. harvardja

    harvardja Regular member

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    Hi. I'm just wondering, is there a firmware out there that will flash my 360's Phillips drive?

    I've used the afterdawn search bar, but it's really not very good.

    I also looked in the stickies, but didn't find how to flash a Phillips drive there either.

    According to this site: http://www.biline.ca/360_mod.htm , I have a phillips drive. Here's a picture, if you don't feel like clicking link:

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    From some time spent, apparently it's only in newer 360s, so there is no firmware...but maybe afterdawners are pro enough to have one?

    thanks so much for your help!

    edit:
    i found something called the "Commodore4Eva iXtreme BenQ v1.4" , for the "BenQ (LiteOn-Philips) VAD6038 Drive"

    would this firmware work for my 360? (will it work on my philips drive?)
     
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    Ok, is your system new, or is this one from the first release of 360's? Because that link that you gave, was from 2006, and the Phillips drive was way back then. So if you just recently purchased your 360, it's most likely a Liteon Drive. It could also be a benq drive.

    If it is a newer system, take off the faceplate, and where the drive is, there is a hole on the bottom right of the drive. In there you can usually see a wire. If it's yellow, you got a Liteon, but if it's white, you got a benq!
     
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    my xbox is brand new

    i took off the faceplate, and the wire is white.
    guaranteed it's a benq?

    if i install the iXtreme firmware 1.51 will it work?

    edit: in the jungleflasher guide, if i follow the steps on the pages related to BenQ VAD6038 (62430ca and 64930c) , will I have successfully flashed my drive?
     
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    Yes, if you follow them correctly, I did.
     
  7. harvardja

    harvardja Regular member

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    awesome!

    okay, i feel stupid for asking this, but it says in the guide to connect the drive to the PC via SATA.

    this means i have to take out the drive, open up my PC, and then connect it via a SATA cable right?
     
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    Yes that is right! Follow the guide just how it says.
     
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    :(

    i'm getting a "no comports found during emuneration" error message when i try to run jungle

    help please?
     
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    Well if oyur drive is a BenQ, then you won't need to worry about the com ports! Those are the Serial ports on your PC (if any), but you use the com ports for the LiteOn. So if you can continue, you don't need to worry about that!
     
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    i've hooked up my benq dvd drive to my pc motherboard via SATA cable

    when i try to run jungle it says no comports found

    i ignore it, set my drive to be half-open, go to the MTK Flash 32 tab, and choose the second I/O port (first one is my hard drive)

    then i click Intro/DVD , and it gives the "MTK Vendor Intro Failed" error message.

    blah :(
     
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    May need to try again with the half open tray trick.

    Remember you need to eject the drive while it's powered on, then disconnect power from drive, and push halfway in, then plug power back in!
     
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    dang

    still won't detect


    p.s. i've installed portIO32, anything else i may be forgetting?

    dangit, maybe i should restart my desktop?
    also, does it matter what "half-way" is? i just close it until the hole in the middle is about 50%
     
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    Did you power off the PC, then plug in the drive to PC, and turn on?
     
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    i powered off my pc, with the xbox dvd drive off
    then i powered on my pc, and THEN turned my xbox dvd on

    didn't work

    i powered off my pc, with the xbox drive on
    then i powered on my pc, with the xbox drive still on

    still didn't work

    when i check device manager it doesn't detect anything either
     
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    you just might be. cuz the guide you were using for the benq has information for all drives.
     
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    Am I the only one that has seen white wires thinking it was a benq only to discover it was a lite-on?

    And no, it wasn't bad lighting lol.

    Anyway, I don't go by the wires anymore after my experiences. I saw white wires and automatically thought benq. They ended up being lite-ons. It was only 2 of them so far.

    My current lite-on fresh back from MS (It's my step sons, I had MS fix it for him hehe) has yellow wires though.

    If I get those systems back I will be taking pics of them because they threw me off. I saw white. I thought benq. I was wrong.
     
  19. harvardja

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    my mistake was cus of bad lighting.

    anyways, i'm gonna use that sevensins guide.
    but I don't know what these are:

    R707
    "power cycling" the drive
     
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    R707 is the spot that you need to probe on the board so you can get the info specific to your drive (Key, Inquiry, Identify, and Serial Data).

    Power cycling simply means to disconnect the power and reconnect it.

    Try this guide. Jungle Flasher Tutorial.
     
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    its time to spoon feed or at least change nipples!!!! dude has been handed the JF guide at least twice and directed to use it at least 3 times..... wow...
    this is where the mods tell me to calm down but damn this is getting silly.
     

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