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I've been asked about hot to internally install my HDMI mod into an Xbox. Well i finally found the time and did such an install properly!
As i don't like soldering wires all over the place i went a different route and made it a permanent install replacing the original Video Connector. Cause who would use an old composite cable if you have an hdmi out right? Audio is provided through the HDMI signal of course and it supports 5.1. And with the 3D printed plate to cover the rest off the opening it looks perfect in my eyes.
And the best part it does almost not need any modification to the Case! Well except trimming a tiny bit off the DVD caddy so it doesn't touch the PCB. The PCB itself does fit into any revision console and is relatively easy to install.
Any thoughts about the install?
I believe my Xbox is a 1.6 - it has the Xcalibur chip. Correct?
I purchased a new power cable for the unit. It still does not power up. I ripped it apart and it looks like there is a short on the power supply board. Does anyone know where I can find one for sale for the 1.6? or how to fix this? Picture below. Hopefully the pictures are clear.
What else could the issue be???
Your help is appreciated!
I am planning to update and revisit this project from 10 years ago. Current Mods - SmartXX mod chip with 180gb HDD. (Nothing special)
in a furious rush i harvested 2 ram chips off a working board, now id like to re-install these and get it working again because as far as i can remember this unit worked just fine prior.
the replacement ram came from a friend with a broken console. one chip had 2 twisted pins which laid down pretty nice with gentle persuasion.
now that they are installed (2 on the bottom) the unit will not power on?
power button does nothing, any ideas how ram affects the power process?
could this be a separate issue?
very interested to hear thoughts/theories.
the extent of my troubleshooting was testing a working consoles psu on this board which yielded identical results (power button does nothing, i can 'hear' the psu working there is a subtle discharge sound).
i have 1 more chip to try in place of the twisted one.
there are no bridges on the install and contact is made on each pad as far as continuity is concerned.