Ludvigs Xboxes, WIP and finished results (until next mod :p)

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Post by LudviG » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:43 pm

Figured I would make a post, and show my Xboxes and modding I do to them.

Starting off with a 1.1, it is in for a major overhaul.

Started off today with removing it from the case and starting with cleaning, changing the thermal compound on both CPU and GPU.

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Post by LudviG » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:59 pm

The case is a bit rough, so I decided to swap the case from an faulty Crystal Xbox i have. I will do a 80mm fan mod and some light mods on this. The plan is a green jewel, and green lights under the jewel. The thing I am not sure about yet, is if I shall keep the shield in the lid, remove and show the internals or remove it and black out the internals. (black hdd, black dvd rom, all other gaps covered with black plastic and wires routed under the hdd and dvd trays. Like my other ghostcase crystal. See pics) What do you guys think? ImageImageImageImage

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Post by LudviG » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:50 pm

Removed everything from the crystal case, and gave the plastic and metal parts a good clean :)

Also removed the clock cap, no sign of any leaks.

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Post by LudviG » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:53 pm

After that it was one for a 80mm fan. Started with removing the clips holding the stock fan, and cutting down the fan to fit in the space. I also cut the hdd tray. After several cuts I finally got it to fit pretty snug, just to realise that it hit the plastic on the side of the power connector. So I trimmed the fan a bit more, and also cut off a bit of the plastic on the connector on the psu. When I was happy with the fit, I made holes in the metal to fasten the fan, cleaned up the cuts. A final test fit, and I was happy with the results. The pictures show the progress. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by LudviG » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:50 pm

Did a test run on the Xbox after fan mod and clock cap removal, and I got this weird sound that seems to come from the psu may it be a sign that it will fail soon? Could it be other stuff?

Also both my extra dvd drives failed on this Xbox, can't read the discs. Sometimes I get unknown disc in dvd2xbox, sometimes I just hear the laser moving. Could this be linked to a failing PSU? I am pretty sure at least one of these dvd drives where working.

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Post by LudviG » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:45 am

Went on and mounted diodes under a new green jewel. Thought the result was pretty decent myself. Wiring not finished, but tried the diodes to see how it looked :) ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by PhobosDevourer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:11 am

that looks pretty awesome man!
good job!

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Post by Hodge92 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:40 pm

Where do you get the Shell from? I need that in my life! Looks amazing man

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Post by LudviG » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:28 pm

PhobosDevourer wrote:that looks pretty awesome man!
good job!
Thanks, I am happy with it too. One of the diodes are acting up though, so may redo it. Maybe with a few less diodes, it got very bright like it is now (6 diodes)

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Post by LudviG » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:30 pm

Hodge92 wrote:Where do you get the Shell from? I need that in my life! Looks amazing man
This is a standard crystal case, with green jewel and green lights. I also have a ghostcase Xbox. It will come in this thread later.

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Post by PhobosDevourer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:46 am

When I do ewels i go super lazy and just add a tiny led strip all around tbh, it is bright, but I set them behind tvs :)

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Post by LudviG » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:40 pm

The crystal/green one is now given the name "The Hulk".

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Post by LudviG » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:45 pm

I started a bit of work on "The Pink Devil" today.

Mods done to this box earlier:
-mod inside jewel with pink leds
-800mm fan
-silent gpu fan
-new thermal paste
-softmod
-bigger hdd

It was originally a US Xbox, so I used a 220v to 110v converter. Since the step down converter started acting up, I decided it was just as cheap to change to a 220v psu. So I was going to change this, do a clean up and remove the clock cap.

The only challenge to this was that I needed to cut the 80mm fan even more with the "new" psu (got it an more good stuff from N64 freak).

The clock cap hadn't leaked, it was just dirty underneath.

I also updated the softmod to rocky5 latest, installed xbmc4gamers, bulked hdd key and started to set it up for my Xbox for original games.

Added pictures at the end, since Tapatalk don't let me at put the pictures within the text.

Further for this box is probably trying the controller port light mode with pink leds just to make a bit cooler. I may also try the power/eject light mod.

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Post by LudviG » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:41 am

Now I am at a loss. The Pink one suddenly died while I was looking at settings in xbmc4gamers. It gets power, power down after few second. Then power on again and start to flash red and green. No picture on the tellie.....

What could it be?



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Post by Rocky5 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:23 am

So the Xbox frags ( flash’s red and green ) that topical a hardware issue of some kind.

So the GPU could have died, or the southbridge eg...

Unless you can see a fault it’s a dud Xbox. Try changing IDE cables and dives eg..
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Post by LudviG » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:08 am

Rocky5 wrote:So the Xbox frags ( flash’s red and green ) that topical a hardware issue of some kind.

So the GPU could have died, or the southbridge eg...

Unless you can see a fault it’s a dud Xbox. Try changing IDE cables and dives eg..
That sounds typical after actually putting some work into it I will try changing stuff then, when I find the time again.

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