My buddy entruted me with his modded xbox while he finshes his service( in three days) and i #!&# it up. I tried to udate avalaunch from aversion alpha.48.1 to current and now it hangs at the avalaunch logo. It boots to a blue x logo that reads "Xecuter2" and move to shiny new A and thats it. I had always asummed id had a chip, but i opened it to find out what type only to find out there isn't one. No modification at all to board. no lpc header pins, no chip, no wires. It does sport a wd120 hdd and when it worked, multiple dashes from ava, evox, unleash, etc. It appears to be a 1.1 or 1.2, the faqs i checked are not sure for the week it was made. I have been googling for 4 hours and figure it must be softmodded using a savegame exploit or other exploit... am i right? is there a way to restore the bios, or reset it factory? Can I install a modchip and still run the hdd in without losing the data? is this mobo and/or tsop toast? please saveme from a soon to be enraged corporal.