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    Just ordered an elite, can it be flashed?

    Me mate says he cant flash the newer liteon drives

    On the back of my elite it says....

    MFR Date: 2008-05-10

    Im guessing this is the manufacturing date, can it be flashed?

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    Take off the faceplate, under the discdrive (on the right side under the drive) there is a "keyhole", have a look in it...and
    If the 2 wires in there are yellow it can´t be flashed
    :thumbsup: Hope you got a flashable one...

    Original Poster

    they are yellow :x *cries*

    Oh ****. Can you return it to the shop and swap for a different one?

    Unlucky mate.

    Out of interest when did MS start blocking firmware mods, which consoles are affected?

    Original Poster

    i can send it back, damn i really wanted one that can be flashed =(

    dark_like_vader;2519957

    i can send it back, damn i really wanted one that can be flashed =(



    Send it back then, get a refund and buy one in store.
    Check the second link from my last post and get one with a LOT number (on the box of the console) lower
    than where the Liteon drives started to show up. You should be fine then :thumbsup:
    Some shops will maybe even let you have a look before you buy but the LOT number will do the trick just fine.
    Try a shop that doesn´t specialize in consoles as they will probably have older stock.

    Original Poster

    Any shops in particular? im desperate lol

    LOL well I suggest Asda, Tesco, Argos, Currys etc. You may have more luck there than at GAME or Gamestation...

    Basically where ever you get to see the box and take it to the till.

    Yep, take a list of the lot numbers from that list and if you find one
    with an old drive grab it and **sings** "Run to the Tills"
    :whistling::-D

    Original Poster

    Do tesco actually have the consoles in the boxes on show then? or are they empty and they fetch you another?

    It's funny that I have one of the first Xbox 360s and I don't have a clue about flashing.

    dark_like_vader;2520174

    Do tesco actually have the consoles in the boxes on show then? or are … Do tesco actually have the consoles in the boxes on show then? or are they empty and they fetch you another?



    No idea, if they bring you one from the back ask for a low lot number.
    If they only have new consoles with the unflashable drive go to the next store...

    Original Poster

    looks that way, i need to find old stock!

    I mean i would buy second hand but i dont wanna risk it

    massmail666;2520331

    so most 360's now are unflashable?


    Yeah, the new ones are. Also M$ seem to exchange the drives on consoles
    that get sent in for RROD fixing, no matter if the drive is broke or not!
    Looks like they couldn´t find a way to ban anymore and invested in someone
    developing a drive that can´t be flashed instead (who knows, someone may
    be able to flash it in a few months time. Probably not though)

    Original Poster

    Well my core has just died on me, ive never ever had the RROD issue ever! it just wont read the disks now so im thinking of getting a new laser
    But im still after an elite that can be flashed grr!!!!

    Well if it doesn´t have the RROD and the drive still spins ok (which means the motor is still fine)
    a new laser should do the job

    Interesting re: MS changing the drives on repairs.

    I feel all the more priveledged to own a flashable one now (though I haven't flashed it yet - prob the only thing in my house with circuitry that hasn't been modded, yet )

    Yeah...I just bought a flashed Elite from someone on here. First I wanted to sell our flashed pro console
    but I´ll keep it now in case one of them RROD´s someday. Always good to have a backup...better safe than sorry

    Original Poster

    well actually i think ive damaged the laser ribbon as well, as the lasers not moving along the rails, it was about an hour ago! but not anymore =(

    Im gonna risk it, buy a new laser and laser ribbon, if no joy ive lost £15 but its worth a try cos ive got no xbox to play on! Grrr!

    TanyaSpace;2520835

    Yeah...I just bought a flashed Elite from someone on here. First I wanted … Yeah...I just bought a flashed Elite from someone on here. First I wanted to sell our flashed pro consolebut I´ll keep it now in case one of them RROD´s someday. Always good to have a backup...better safe than sorry



    The RROD is the best damn reason for anyone not to validate a warranty. I mod everything just for the sake of it / the knowledge gained while doing so but I've thought twice about doing the 360 and had to be careful to get a Falcon. What a joke!

    Good going Microsoft!! :x

    Yep true. But i gotta say the falcon consoles run nice and cool.
    After 8hrs of play its nowhere near as warm as our old console (that rrod´d after 8 months) after only 20 mins!
    So I´m hoping it won´t RROD...

    Which of the xbox's run quietest? is there a difference? I've heard they are quite noisy

    The Falcon ones are usually quieter than the old consoles but you always get exceptions.
    I don´t find it as bad as some people make it out to be. When you game with sound on
    you won´t really notice it.

    Original Poster

    Well ive just ordered 3 more elite's from littlewoods and theyre all the same batch number as before, oh well i thought id try my luck but knew what to expect!

    going back!

    It shouldn't be long for some1 to hack this drive. Every time MS make a new drive there's no flash straight away. If they can put the keys on the drive there must be a way of taking them off and spoofing another drive.

    Yeah it took them over 6 months to crack the BenQ drives...BUT
    these new liteon drives are not like the others before....
    Have a read :
    forums.xbox-scene.com/ind…236
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