Complete Benq Flash Tutorial

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  1. xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    Hey there 7s. Welcome to another fab tutorial by yours truly. Today were gonna flash a Benq drive with the latest LT+ 3.0. Were also going to go into some of the issues some people may have during this process. Afterwords we will go into flashing a spare Benq drive with the famous 0800 firmware to dump games with.

    Requirements
    • Xbox 360 Benq DVD drive
    • Xbox 360 Motherboard with video and power cables
    • PC with SATA port or ck3(I used a SATA port)
    • Spare SATA cable
    • Alligator clips
    • Installing PortIO (best to do this before you start with anything else)
    • [Click here to view the link]
    • iXtreme LT+ Firmware (get from [Click here to view the link]):
      • Please give autoxbins a few minutes to connect to the server. Once it's connect, you want to follow this directory:
        /XBOX 360/firmware/hacked firmware/
      • Once there, search for your drive, download the LT+ firmware (whichever is the newest version is, I believe the final is 3.0, my guide is showing 1.1 but it shouldn't matter, just follow the steps with the newer fw.)
    NOTICE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BANS/FRIED MOTHERBOARDS/UNWORKING DVD OR XBOX 360 DRIVES, ETC RECEIVED FROM FOLLOWING THIS TUTORIAL.

    With that being said lets start...

    Step 1:
    Make sure your computer is COMPLETELY off. If you plug in your dvd and power the xbox on with it on it will freeze. POWER OFF THE COMPUTER! Now place you xbox next to you pc like this
    [​IMG]

    Step 2:
    Connect one end of your alligator clips to metal chassis of your xbox and the other to the chassis of you pc. This levels the reference voltages and prevents any undue freezing, frying, etc... Then connect your SATA cable to the back of the Benq. Keep the DVD power cable plugged into the dvd drive as this is how it will be powered. **For those of you out there that know that your not supposed to do this, i know. This is a last resort if someone doesnt have a ck3i, etc...**
    [​IMG]

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    Step 3:
    Next were going to do something known as the "tray half open method". Im not really sure if this is required but were going to do it anyways as an extra precaution. To do this follow these steps...
    1. Power on your xbox
    2. Press the eject button to open the tray
    3. Press the eject button again to close the tray but put your finger in the way so it cant close completely. It will try to reopen, so just put your hand in the way so that the tray doesnt move.
    4. After a few seconds release your fingers and hands from the tray and it should stay in place.
    5. Done.
    Step 4:
    Now that the tray is "half-open" you can turn on your pc. It may hang a bit on boot, but be patient it will start. Once its on you can fire up JungleFlasher. BE SURE TO RUN IT AS ADMINISTRATOR! It will not work otherwise. Now its important to note that jungleflasher says
    "portio64.sys Driver Installed
    portio64.sys Driver Started, thanks Schtrom !"
    in the "LOG" box. This indicates that your pc is able to communicate with your xbox 360 drive.
    Navigate to the "MTK Flash 32" tab at the top. On the top left you will see a drop down box with a couple check boxes to the right of that. Make sure that the only one that is checked is "include non-IDE ports"

    Now from the drop down box find your drive by selecting each one until you see "PBDS" next to Vendor and "VAD6038" next to Name. This is your xbox 360 drive. Note the I/O port. You may need this later.

    Step 5:
    Now that we found our drive we need to read the current firmware from it. Press "Benq Unlock". You will notice that the Vendor now says "Drive in vendor mode". This is good. Now press "Read". It will read your current firmware into jungleflasher. After its done it will ask if you want to auto-load benq LT-plus. Press yes.
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    Once its read your firmware it will auto-open the "Firmware Tool 32" tab. You will see your DVD key in its box. It should also auto-load the LT+ 3.0 firmware in the "target" tab.
    Step 6.
    Switch back to the "MTK Flash 32" tab and click "Write". It will now write the LT+ firmware to your DVD drive. After its done it should verify the flash ok. Now press the "Outro/ATA Reset" button. This puts your Benq back in "non-vendor" mode so it can be used by the xbox again. You will note that it should say "PBDS" next to Vendor again.
    Now were done. All you have to do is pop in a burned game and it should read just fine.

    For those of you who need a streamlined version of this tutorial, here you go:
    1. Power off PC
    2. Connect SATA and Alligator Clips
    3. Tray half open method
    4. Power on pc
    5. Run jungleflasher
    6. Find drive
    7. Benq Unlock
    8. Read your firmware from MTK Flash 32
    9. Write LT+
    10. Send outro
    11. Done

    Troubleshooting Section:
    I get "PortIO Not installed", how do i fix this?
    This is caused by not installing PortIO64.sys. How do you install this? Follow the "PortIO64 Install Tutorial" above.

    My computer freezes when i plug in my drive and try the "half-open" method.
    This is from having the SATA cable plugged into your drive and turning on the xbox with the pc already running. There is a reason why step number one is "turn off pc"

    I had my pc off before doing the "half-open" method, but now my computer freezes and the boot screen.
    Again, be patient if you followed the tutorial correctly it will eventually unfreeze. It took 5 minutes one time for my pc to unfreeze.
    If there is anything i missed as far as the troubleshooting section goes, please let me know.
     
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  2. aroberts

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    Very well put together mate. Thorough, in depth, and with personality. This is a great tut, I hope to see more from you!
     
  3. Priority

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    may have to try this, great tutorial!
     
  4. OP
    xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    thanks man
     
  5. The Mexinerd

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    my computer blue screened when I was finding the right port....
     
  6. OP
    xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    you prolly dont have something hooked up right. you shouldnt under any circumstance get the bsod.
     
  7. The Mexinerd

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    I have the drive being powered by the xbox and the drive is hooked up with my SATA cable. I also forced signed the driver you had the link to. It BSODed when I was picking the prt and when I restarted,it said disc read error press ctrl+alt+del to restart. I had to reinstall windows. last night I also tried it and I had the same result as this morning
     
  8. OP
    xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    not in a million years has that ever happened to me. it must be something conflicting with your io ports.
     
  9. The Mexinerd

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    dang :frown:
     
  10. Skradz

    Skradz Newbie

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    I followd the tut, but there are no drives detected :frown: . I have a 1C02, i installed port portion64, disabled the other thing, and i am in test mode, it finds 7 i/o ports, but there is nothing under vendor and name
     
  11. OP
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    what kind of sata chipset do you have?
     
  12. Skradz

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    The box says chipset p67 ? my device manager says intel(r) 6 series/c200 series chipset family 6 port sata ahci controller - 1c02

    I have another computer the box says chipset z77
     
  13. OP
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  14. Skradz

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    Asus P8P67
    Asus p8z77-v
     
  15. OP
    xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    should definitely compatible. im not quite sure what the issue is here.did you try puting the drive in "half-open" method?
     
  16. Skradz

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    Yes, the system closes anyways after a while for some reason. I use Jungleflasher v 1.92 instead of 1.94 because that version dosnt work at all for me. But what you're telling me is that it should work? When i bought my system 3 years ago it was flashed on ixtreme 1.6 i think, could that have something to do with it?
     
  17. OP
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    well...reguardless of what firmware its currently on, it should be detected by jrunner. sometimes it takes some playing with to get it detected but based off of what you telling me, you should be able to flash that drive with your current system.
     
  18. Skradz

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    i tried on both computers... both are also windoes 7 x64, uh i plugged it into different sata ports. Could it be my system?
     
  19. OP
    xMODDEDxSKILLZx

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    i mean, it could be. it might be worth investing in a ck3 or w/e.
     
  20. FALSEProfit

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    I have a MSI Z77 G45 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77A-G45.html
    When i connect the xbox via sata to one of the six sata ports on the mobo, the computer turns on fine, everything is fine, tray half open, and then when i open jungle flasher the pc freezes until the xbox runs through the routine of shutting off and closing the tray (because i dont hold it open) Also when I amin jungle flasher with the xbox on it still only shows my main and secondary hardrives, and not my xbox. Windows 7 64 bit, drive plugged into xbox power source sata connection to pc, and its not being read.
     

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