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Wouter A

Hdmi Plug Aka X2hdmi

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Since there is no clear tutorial on the web I will submit it! 

I have made a few plugs from wii2hdmi converters.

These converters are plenty and cheap, they do not upscale,  unless you buy more expensive wii2hdmi plugs with a hole on the top. 

To follow this tutorial you need a few items:

(aftermarket preferred)  av cable

Wii2hdmi converter

Thin wire

 

A few tools:

Soldering iron, preferred regulated station. 

Sharp knife

Cutting tools for metal (angle grinder is fast) 

Electrical wire stripper/cutter

A pocket knife or small screwdriver. 

I used a chinese av cable, the long and short soldering connections are opposite to original! 

Just follow the pictures and you will be on hdmi in no-time. 

Reminder,  the wii2hdmi boards are very sensitive to static electricity,  i have busted a few.

 

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Cut of the connector. 

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Cut in the sides to release easily. 

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remove plug and open up.

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cut the metal on the black line. IMG-20180324-WA0007.thumb.jpg.ad07965794daabd6120b9dab00a18500.jpg

bend the pins open as far as possible,  this will sturdy up the connector. IMG-20180324-WA0009.thumb.jpg.a02ce5323a7f8d772e4541187f1b4d68.jpg

remove the hot glue,  on original cables it is a piece of tape. IMG-20180324-WA0010.thumb.jpg.ffd9ce430f7709f3891fdfff503afff3.jpg

desolder the wires. 

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place the mode selector connections,  use the shortes wire you can,  unshielded is o.k.IMG-20180324-WA0013.thumb.jpg.724be1fa10f941bb90f58b47a88123fc.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0014.thumb.jpg.014bf6de37d0524bdbf58df1f113cd34.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0016.thumb.jpg.fbd2563b5dd505e49163fea3cb2c0300.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0015.thumb.jpg.2beb8948962ba4936f13e98bcd748082.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0017.thumb.jpg.cdcd1b115b5f50ec26196e4403171d2a.jpgopen up the wii2hdmi and snap off the connector. IMG-20180324-WA0018.thumb.jpg.e732d1c541b6f17d382d6fe03946f567.jpgclean all the contactsIMG-20180324-WA0021.thumb.jpg.46ca14eb8afd68b8276dab41e57dafe6.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0022.thumb.jpg.88b69acf6fbb0593582efd3650158b64.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0024.thumb.jpg.903b92b9acda87181682c104943928f4.jpg

make the first connection,  it will sturdy fings up,  the lid has the exact size you need. IMG-20180324-WA0023.thumb.jpg.d647458ea11c252f7d90d31b2cd9a03a.jpgwith 2 cables installed, you do not need the spacer anymore. 

make sure all the cables are as short as possible and don't short out each other! IMG-20180324-WA0025.thumb.jpg.8d1dcb7a1aa334f7e41607af73ab732a.jpg

add a piece of insulation tape at both sides. It is wise to test it at this stage,  later on it will be a pain in the a**.IMG-20180324-WA0019.thumb.jpg.212671246630ce664080b37dffc36919.jpgIMG-20180324-WA0020.thumb.jpg.a116a4ace01372ff50ccd8e698214467.jpg

measure and cut the hole for the metal,  it should slide in without to much hussle. IMG-20180324-WA0026.thumb.jpg.4de5923fba49d7be29dac7c9057d3e96.jpg

cut the top metal piece at the black line. IMG-20180324-WA0027.thumb.jpg.cc61e18002d49bcc3e2a8975c68e7a25.jpg

slide the metal piece in as far as possible.  This will hold the internals in place! IMG-20180324-WA0028.thumb.jpg.a2675cc2bb54d77b3829fd046cacbb9a.jpg

solder it at the top and the sides. Your plug will not fall apart if you remove it from the xbox this way. IMG-20180324-WA0029.thumb.jpg.282588aee154cc7efa8c73b63d36a15c.jpg

insert the completed converter,  IMG-20180324-WA0030.thumb.jpg.40a163f4a767519136afd4f21535f12a.jpg

push it through as far as possible and solder a wire to the top and bottom,  against the plastic,  this will keep the internals in place and removes stress on the converter. IMG-20180324-WA0031.thumb.jpg.f7ca357008ac6d10443ee378067e979c.jpg

time to test! IMG-20180324-WA0032.thumb.jpg.c9775bcdca9fcdb45df6e41b3a8efeb5.jpg

720x480@60i, the boot screen,  some tv units have problems displaying this throigh hdmi! IMG-20180324-WA0033.thumb.jpg.73369f9d29fec6a2a01305564ec7dac9.jpg

we have reached 1920x1080@60i, maximum resolution of xbmc,  although I advice to use 720.

If you miss the options for higher resolution,  make sure the system is set to NTSC,  in pal it is unavailable.  Use enigma video switcher. 

I will start to sell these adapters in a short while for €45,- due to the work it takes. 

 

I have given all the connection types another color and the pin numbers are not the official ones! 

Any questions?  Be free to ask. 

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Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48
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