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Xbox Orginal Hard Drive Question

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I had a 200gig HD i my orginal Xbox running XBMC, the Xbox has now died, i managed to get another one from CEX. I have now softmodded this and all working, i now need to get the old 200gig drive in… Read More
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
I had a 200gig HD i my orginal Xbox running XBMC, the Xbox has now died, i managed to get another one from CEX.

I have now softmodded this and all working, i now need to get the old 200gig drive in there.

I have backed up the Eeprom and C: drive etc and using the XboxHDM creatd my image on CD.

But becuase the drive is still locked it will not create the new image, if i try to unlock it with XboxHDM it requires the Eeprom from the old xbox which I dont have.

Windows does not see the drive so cannot format it that way - anybody know a way of unlocking it so that i can re-use it.

Cheers
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
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#2
@shengis - what passwords in that post? i cant see any.
however there is a possible way.
i assume the HDD is still working & has been soft modded before? And by this i mean you have saved the eeprom onto that 200gb HDD. if you have - i reckon its still possible.
please confirm the above and i will get back to you
#3
I tried the unlock -a and it show my hd key and eeprom password, but it still won't unlock. I see that it says security enabled and security locked, does that mean something? Do I have to disable security locking or something. Also I tried using atapwd, and put in master password XBOXSCENE and that won't work, i tried TEAMASSEMBLY too. I can't seem to unlock this hard drive, I'm stumped.


If xboxhdm was originally used to lock the drive they 'should' unlock it.
#4
What happened to the other Xbox? I've had plenty of them, and used to run an Xbox chop shop. In all my time playing about with them I never found a single dead one. Plenty of them had faulty components, PSU, motherboards etc.

If your original Xbox was hard-modded, try putting in another power supply (the one inside the console to the right of the motherboard), I found it was the most common cause of Xbox consoles appearing dead. Plus, it'd be worth keeping your hard-modded motherboard. Softmods are good, but in my opinion nothing beats a chip :).
#5
here's your possible solution:

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=649031

its not for the faint of heart and you need to be computer/linux savvy but is doable.
i have been helping test this to an inch of its feckin life (look for scullc) and i have (temporarily) unlocked HDD using master passwords. i did not test the xbox browser part but you could help out testing that part :thumbsup: if it gets your eeprom - you are a winner.
it has its limits but feckin hell, its so much faster/sclicker than cd-based xboxhdm
if you dont use it now - then i reckon it will come in hadny for us xbox fans at some point

and as nickw90 ;-) notes - chipped xboxes are way superior

finally - i may take it off your hands for a bit of research if you dont fancy the work on it.
#6
dcx_badass
No way of unlocking it without the eeprom, you can build a reader though and maybe get it that way, or chip your xbox then it can use the locked hard drive.


no offence intended - bit of education really

- you can unlock (a locked) HDD temporarily using xboxhdm2 (usb edition) - see previous post
- fleabay has (cheap) eeprom readers - way easier to buy than build
- you cannot run a locked HDD (from some other xbox) in a chipped XBOX. chipped xboxes allow you to run HDD that are not locked. this drive will not run in a chipped box until unlocked.
#7
cifa
here's your possible solution:

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=649031

its not for the faint of heart and you need to be computer/linux savvy but is doable.
i have been helping test this to an inch of its feckin life (look for scullc) and i have (temporarily) unlocked HDD using master passwords. i did not test the xbox browser part but you could help out testing that part :thumbsup: if it gets your eeprom - you are a winner.
it has its limits but feckin hell, its so much faster/sclicker than cd-based xboxhdm
if you dont use it now - then i reckon it will come in hadny for us xbox fans at some point

and as nickw90 ;-) notes - chipped xboxes are way superior

finally - i may take it off your hands for a bit of research if you dont fancy the work on it.


Thanks for the replies so far.

lats night i booted up using the XboxHDM Cd i created and went into option 4 Dos mode with unlocking tools.

Ran atapwd and tired unlocking with the XBOXSCENE or TEAMASSEMBLY password but no joy.

i'll have a look at your other post today and try that one
#8
any news on getting your HDD resurrected?
#9
cifa
any news on getting your HDD resurrected?


did not get chance yesterday - hopefully will give a go tonight
#10
no worries. thought i'd ask as i was curious to see how things went
good luck anyhow.

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