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I am sure it is just experience (my lack of) but there seems to be a certain amount of Voodoo involved with adding a new Hard Disk to a TSOP'd system using HeXEn
I have successfully done it but now I am using a SATA 1TB Drive w/adapter and I am on my third try at it (formatting etc.).
Still nothing. I am wondering if my Seagate ST1000DM003 is not compatible or I am missing something?
Alright guys. The time has come.
Here I'm gonna be adding an internal WiFi adapter to my OG Xbox because, lets face it, Wires are ugly, they get chewed by your dogs and people trip over them. and come on WiFi in an OG Xbox!!
Heres a list of Tools and Materials you'll need
Drill with assorted bits
Heatshrink or Electrical Tape
Dremel with cutting disc or small hand saw.
Assorted files or sand paper
Wireless bridge gaming adapter
RP-SMA Female to Male Pigtail
Rj45(Ethernet) Female to Male adapter
some Motherboard standoffs with matching screws
I got the idea from the youtube user "Thewheelman282"
Link to video Please login or register to see this link.
To start you'll need to pull apart your console.
I'm not gonna explain how to because there are Many sources for this elsewhere.
Next you need to figure out where you want to mount the adapter.
again I'm doing what he did in the video and mounting it to the bottom of the DVD drive.
If doing the same you'll need to pull apart your DVD drive too.
Every drive is different, mine is a Samsung with 4 screws on the bottom.
Once you have the bottom half of your drive,
You'll want to Pull apart your adapter and mark out your mounting holes.
Now use your drill to drill them out.
Start small, you can always make the hole bigger if you need to.
Time to add the MoBo standoffs, I used 6 of them and cut the screw part off the ones that go inside the drive.
Now you can mount your adapter and put your drive back together.
Now its time to start cutting wires.
Get your multi-meter and determine what wires you need to splice into.
Since my adapter uses 5v I used Pin 01(Ground) and Pin 08(5V)
Heres the Pinout for the Drive side of the DVD plug
Next your gonna need to figure out where you want your adapters Ethernet port to be.
I used the same location as in the video for simplicity.
Now your gonna want to get your RJ45(Ethernet) Male to Female converter/Extension and see if it will fit. (Mine did not so i had to trim it down)
In the process of trimming it, I nicked a few wires so I had to pull it completely apart to trace each pin with a multi-meter and solder each wire back into place.
(Dont make the same mistake I did and take your time!!) I was impatient and rushing.
now you can Take your dremel and start cutting the hole for your RJ45 port,
Once cut it should look something like this.(Again I was rushing, So its not as clean as Id like it to be)
you'll want to test fit the plug, then clean up the cuts with a file or sand paper.
Then mount your new port to the top of the existing one. I used a few drops of Super glue to accomplish this.
Now you'll need to drill a hole for your RP-SMA Pigtail. (Antenna extension wire)
I chose to put it beside the Ethernet ports.
ignore the hole by the Ethernet port. Thats for my USB ports.
I put a piece of heatshrink around the metal antenna connector so it doesnt cause any shorts or problems once its put back together
Its a tight sqeez but everything fits inside nicely, just be patient while your putting things back where they go.
Now you can put it all back together so you can Admire all your hard work and enjoy your now Wireless Xbox.
Let me know what you guys think. This is my FIRST Tutorial/Write up.
Tried to give clear info, If you need any additional info ill be glad to help out.