The easy way to read CDs on your Xbox.
Or: How to get around all the troubles caused by owning a Thompson.
I've seen several people have trouble just getting Evox loaded on their Xbox. Almost invariably they have a Thompson drive and it seems no matter what tutorial they follow, or how many different types of media they try to use, they just end up with a pile of coasters. This quick little tutorial (more of a quick hint really) addresses that.
Ok, so here's the rub: you want to install Evox (or some other dashboard/SW package) on your Xbox but you have a Thompson drive and no matter what you do, the POS refuses to read any disk you give it. Here's how you get around that.
|1)||Get yourself the following items:|
|1a)||A spare CD-ROM (or DVD) drive.|
|1b)||A standard power "Y" adaptor for a PC.|
|1c)||Your install disk (may I recommend this).|
|2)||Disconnect the power connector for your Xbox hard disk and insert the power "Y" adaptor.|
|3)||Disconnect the IDE cable from the Xbox DVD drive (leave the yellow cable attached).|
|4)||Connect the IDE cable to the replacement CD-ROM drive.|
|5)||Power up the Xbox by hitting the Eject button (the Xbox DVD drive should eject it's tray).|
|5a)||Microsoft Dash should come up (don't need to wait for it though).|
|6)||Eject the spare CD-ROM drive tray, insert your boot disk, and close the tray.|
|7)||Place a game disk in your Xbox DVD drive tray and hit the Eject button. (DVD tray should close).|
|8)||Wait for Xbox to recognize and "start" game disk, your boot disk will start instead.|
Hopefully this was helpful to you. If it was I'd appreciate a rating to the right and/or comments below.