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How do I change my hard drive?

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by gnarkills, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. gnarkills

    gnarkills Regular member

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    I just bought a used 160GB Hard drive for my xbox. How do I change it? SHould I format it first with my computer? And, do I have to unlock the otherone from my xbox?
     
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    Read my tutorials...
     
  3. deadlove

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    Can I suggest reading to it the complete works of Marx and Lenin? That should change it.. no more capitalist imperialist peeeg games on that xbox. hehehehehehehe
     
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    Thanks, chunkhead. I lost the link to your TUT site. (Awsome, BTW) and, deadlove....nice boobs. LOL
     
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    wait, but it detects the old hard drive in my xbox, but when I try the new one, it won't detect it, it says pleae shutdown, disconect and reboot. what do I do? should I format the new harddrive with my computer first, then try? it's 160gb.
     
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    try the chimp method. IT WORKS GREAT. unless you have a 1.6 xbox. then it becomes harder.
     
  7. gnarkills

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    ok, now, I have another xbox with a service error of 7. I take it the HDD is dead. How do I switch the old one out and install a new one?
     
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    Ahh, you'll need the eeprom!

    You can sadly only get that via an eeprom reader or modchip!
     
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    ok, as for the new hard drive I am installing. I am trying to install my WD 160GB HDD using the chimp method. When I do the clone, it kepps saying all down the scrre, this:

    hdb: no DRQ after issuing WRITE_EXT

    what does that mean? does it mean it's copying the files?

    Also, it is saying that it is locked, how do I unlock it? I tried using chimp, but it didn't work.
     
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    I don't trust Chimp! I much prefer the good old fashioned eeprom way!

    Chimp has no recovery process should things go wrong!
     
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    A guy I know is making me an eeprom reader, so I should be able to fix the other one. Now, when I buy a hard drive, say it's used, I should buy it unlocked, right? otherwise it's no good? and where is a good place/site to buy hdd's for the xbox, like large ones?
     
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    I just buy standard PC HDD from my local PC shop!

    Cheap as anything now. Real easy to setup if you have the eeprom reader!
     
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    do you have a tutu on how to set that up? so you can just buy any ide hard drive from a pc store, and set it up to work on your xbox? how do you do that? did you set it up with your computer?
     
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    There is a whole picture guided rundown to the process in my tutorials!
     
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    what category is it under?
     
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    Eeeprom reader is under 'How to build an EEprom reader

    Upgrade a HDD is self explanatory!
     

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