How to Erase Eeprom on an XBox Motherboard

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How to Erase Eeprom on an XBox Motherboard
A SATA cable will connect your PC to your Xbox's motherboad. (SATA connector. A close up. Isolated on a white background. image by Andrey Khritin from

Xbox 360 consoles are distributed by Microsoft Corp. and have motherboards whose "EEPROM" memory can be erased by freeware applications. 360 motherboards' EEPROM is erased using a SATA cable from the computer to your Xbox's motherboard. To erase your Xbox 360 EEPROM file you need EEPROM software, a SATA data transfer cable and a Torx screwdriver to open the case on the motherboard.

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Things you need

  • EEPROM tool (JungleFlasher)
  • SATA cable
  • Torx screwdriver (size 7)

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  1. 1

    Follow the Xbox 360 case disassembly tutorial (see References). Unscrew the plastic shell from your 360's metal interior and remove the Torx screws.

    How to Erase Eeprom on an XBox Motherboard
    A Torx size 7 screwdriver opens the 360's interior metal shell. (a screwdriver image by alri from
  2. 2

    Connect the SATA cable from your PC to the console's motherboard. You may plug a SATA cable in to any of your motherboard's SATA ports (located on the surface of the device, usually adjacent to the RAM slots) from the Xbox 360. Do not disconnect your PC's SATA cable from your hard drive, as this will cause your computer to not boot to the operating system. Simply run a SATA cable from the Xbox's motherboard to an open SATA port on your PC.

  3. 3

    Power on the PC and open a web browsing application. Download the JungleFlasher freeware application (see References) and install it.

    How to Erase Eeprom on an XBox Motherboard
    Allow the EEPROM erasing procedure to complete before disconnecting the SATA cable. (SATA connector. A close up. Isolated on a white background. image by Andrey Khritin from
  4. 4

    Start JungleFlasher and select the SATA port (JungleFlasher will provide a list of detected Xbox 360 SATA connections in a drop-down menu) that the console's motherboard is connected to on your computer.

  5. 5

    Click "Erase EEPROM" and select "OK." JungleFlasher then connect the Xbox 360's motherboard to the computer so you can send commands and erase the EEPROM on the console.

  6. 6

    Confirm that you are sure you want to erase the EEPROM. Click "OK I'm Sure" and JungleFlasher will completely erase the EEPROM file on the Xbox 360 motherboard.

  7. 7

    Replace all screws, hardware and cables to their original places before putting the Xbox's plastic shell back on.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid running programs other than JungleFlasher while erasing EEPROM, as additional programs could cause slow system performance and an improper erasing procedure.

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