Remove your 360 faceplate, you should now see something similar to this.
Look at hole#3, you should see one of these three things:
Circuit board and red wire= Samsung
Black plastic divot = Hitachi
White wires and empty space = Benq THIS IS THE DRIVE THIS TUT IS FOR
On with the tut:
What you need:
1.A BenQ drive *duh!!!*
3.Your iXtreme Firmware files
4.PCI Sata card with VIA6421 chipset *you can find them off Ebay*
5.USB flash drive
6.HP boot disk maker -
7.Windows 98 boot files
8.The tools to open your 360!!!
Alright, so you wanna flash you BenQ 360, but cant find any tutorials? Well guess what? HERES ONE!!!!
Make your USB boot disk using the HP boot program and the windows 98 files
You can also make a boot disk with a floppy disc, but it isn’t as reliable, so I wont go into it
Copy the contents from the DosFlash 16 folder into your root directory of the flash drive
Open your 360 using any available guides, or contact me and I will walk you through it if you want personalized help
Before you go any further, write down the port number for the first port of your Sata card, it will be the first port number in your device manager for it.
Power down your computer and connect the 360 drive to the first port on your sata card *On a PCI card this port is labeled 1 and is the one on the opposite end of the outside of the PCI slot*
Touch the metal cases of the 360 and computer to make sure it is grounded
Unplug all IDE and SATA cables from your computer other than the one going into your 360 to ensure you don’t accidentally flash another item
Connect your USB drive and then, Boot up your computer and go into the boot menu, and boot from the USB drive.
Make sure your 360 has the power supply plugged in but no other cables
When you get into dos it should look something like this:
Run the DosFlash command to read the original firmware
|DosFlash r (port #) 1 a0 1 4 c:\orig.bin 0|
Note, you might need to use drive A, mine uses C, but the person who took the pictures needed A, just try C, and if that doesn’t write correctly, use A
Answer Y to the next question
Prop your 360 faceplate like it was on the 360, and turn on the 360 for 5 seconds, if it doesn’t begin reading, turn it off for 5 seconds, then turn it on and repeat until it reads the firmware, might take 5+ tries
Turn off computer and 360 and plug your IDE/Sata cables back in, and boot back into xp
Find the firmware file on your USB drive, it will be called *Orig.bin* Back it up, now back it up in a new folder, then back it up in anther folder, then upload it to rapidshare, then put it onto another computer…You get the idea? MAKE SURE YOU NEVER LOSE THAT FILE
Put one of your many Orig.bin files into you iXtreme folders, I prefer 12x just because on 8x or lower the drive will be quieter, but load times will be longer, and you may experience lag in some games due to the disc not reading fast enough. Now hit “Make firmware.bat” or a similar .bat file, this will make your firmware. You will now have a file called ix14.bin if you use iXtreme1.4 or 1.4.1, put it on your USB drive
Turn off your computer and get it set u for the 360 again *unplug IDE/Sata cables and hook 360 into the sata card, then boot off your USB drive again
Run the erase command for DosFlash,
|C:\>DosFlash e (port #) 1 a0 1 4 D8 0|
Answer Y to the question, and then power the 360 on for 5 seconds, and if it doesn’t begin erasing turn it off, wait, and turn it back on, it should erase after like, 2-3 tried max
Shut down 360 and computer, and reboot computer into Dos again
Use the command to write your firmware
|C:\>DosFlash w (port #) 1 a0 1 4 a:\ix14.bin 0|
Answer Y to the next question and turn on the 360, it should write on the first try, but shuldnt take more than 3 ever, if it does, shut off computer, check connections, and try again.
Shut down computer and 360
Disconnect 360 from computer and reconnect all original computer connections
Re-assemble computer and 360
Plug 360 into your TV and turn it on, insert a backup and enjoy
Where to get files not given links to in the top:
Need a cheap xbox opening kit? Go to radioshack, I got mine there, it’s a full on toolkil that has skinny screwdrivers for popping open the case clips and the torx screwdrivers to open almost any system lol, it’s the perfect toolkit and was only $12, about ½ the price of a 360 opening kit.
·Pictures: I don’t know, if you are the owner of the pictures, contact me and I will edit you in if you can prove to me they are yours
- Drive pictures: Llamma.com