XboxHDMI - Update #4 - Part 2

Posted by Dustin Holden on

Hey, Dustin here from MakeMHz with another update. If you haven’t had a chance to read our other posts then make sure to check them all out before continuing on!

It's time for another update! As 2020 is now officially over and USPS is beginning to regain some sort of normality, we hope that it continues as we push out more and more orders this year! From the MakeMHz family, we all hope that everyone had a great holiday!

XboxHDMI - Update #4 - Part 1
XboxHDMI - Update #3

XboxHDMI - Update #2
XboxHDMI - Update #1

QSB Fix for 1.0 and 1.1 Systems

Testing is underway on the QSB fix for 1.0/1.1 systems as covered in our last blog post. These systems have been carefully assembled with a mix of different CPU capacitor and PSU configurations to completely cover all possibilities.

Throughout this week these 5 systems will be running none stop using a custom test suite to detect lockups and signal loss. Current testing looks very promising with all 5 systems performing thus far with no issues detected.

We've gone ahead and placed an order for 1,000+ of the QSB for fabrication and should have them sometime later next week.

Four revision 1.0s and a 1.1 revision motherboard with the XboxHDMI board and the QSB fix ready for testing.

Shipping Update

At this time we're holding off shipping more 1.0 - 1.5 XboxHDMI kits out until the 1.0/1.1 QSB kits are verified and ready to ship. Shipping will resume on Feb. 1st. This is to allow us time to focus on providing support, refining the installation guide, and fully testing the 1.0/1.1 QSB fix.

We're hoping to avoid the chaos of testing, shipping, and providing support all at once as things can become a bit messy in such a small space.

Orders for the 1.0 - 1.5 kit will include the 1.0/1.1 QSB fix for free moving forwards. This is the quickest and easiest way for us to ensure that everyone receiving the kit will have all of the parts they need to properly install it.

In addition to providing the 1.0/1.1 QSB fix with all future shipments, we're also offering the fix to anyone that has already received their order. For orders that have already been received, we're offering the following options.

  • Skip. (For customers who do not plan to install the kit in a 1.0 or 1.1 system)
  • Completely free. (No strings attached. We pay for shipping and you receive the QSB and a replacement flex if needed)
  • $5 OpenXenium modchip. (Just pay for $5 plus shipping and receive the QSB and a OpenXenium modchip. Limit one per customer.)

We will be sending an email out once we've compiled a list of orders that have been shipped with a quick online form for you to choose one of the options above.

Conclusion

2020 was a very stressful year for many of us and as a 1.5 employee company, we're definitely feeling that stress. Workdays are still 18 hours long and 7 days a week, but we're pushing forwards to deliver the best possible product.

With bumps along the way aside, we've seen a great deal of progress. Customers are receiving their orders, installing them, and are experiencing new life in their consoles.