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  1. 3 points
    I recently acquired a Development Kit (DVT4) and decided to take some high-quality photos of the daughter boards from this console. They're pretty rare and obscure and I wanted to take some good photos for preservation's sake. I'm going to get a Raptor PCI card soon, so I'll add photos of that too later. More info- These boards were in development kits and consisted of two parts: DVD emulation board. When paired with a Raptor XDK PCI card installed into a computer, it allows a developer to master a game disc before sending a final copy to Microsoft for review, and later into production. This allowed them to test loading scenarios and figure out where certain files for the game should be physically located on a disc in order to reduce load times. When loading a level for a game, for example, all the files needed for that level could be grouped together on the disc to reduce the amount of skipping around the laser needed to do, which decreases load times. There is also a USB port on this card. While it uses a USB connector, it's actually a JVS port. This was used for hooking up arcade sticks and special components built for Sega Chihiro arcade cabinets, which is based on the Xbox's motherboard. Serial debugging port This allows a developer to get debugging information from the Xbox to see how their code is behaving on real hardware. When writing software, it's useful to see technical info about when and how a bug happens in order to fix it. This board connects to a PC's serial port to read diagnostic info from the console in real time. More info: https://xboxdevwiki.net/Development_Kits Photos taken with a Canon 5D Mark iii, touched up in Lightroom. Link to photo album (includes high-res copies of the photos below): https://imgur.com/a/YRb11os
  2. 2 points
    I'm on my second slim right now. The pic shows it after i cut the case. I'm now cleaning the front panel (removing the "MIcrosoft" logo and the "1,2,3,4" Logos above the ports). I think i will get that done today incl. the final paint job. I hope to get the xbox done by end of the next week. Also you can see my first one here if you like (but the second one will be so much better): https://www.ogxbox.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3815-just-another-slim/
  3. 2 points
    Here's my tower of power My pure White #0108/1000 "Dreamcast" Here's my Hulk (came before the Dew's no matter what people say) Most of my controllers Orange Xbox Live Controller https://thepiratepimp.weebly.com https://www.instagram.com/thepiratepimp/ https://www.youtube.com/user/thePiratePimp
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    Because some of the data read from the BIOS is referenced from the starting address of the flash memory's address space (16 times 1MB) while other data is read from the end of the address space. thus, when you split the 1MB into two 512KB banks, some data is read from the first bank and other from the second bank. At least that's what I remember from the information I'd read about reasons not to split the TSOP into two or more different BIOS banks.
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    @HDShadow : Google " pogo pin connector ". You can get those from 1 up to ?. But be warned, they are pretty expansive for what they are, so i prefere to solder and get more coffee for the money i saved. A wise;) man said " there is no live before coffee " so you just can't have enough of them.
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    actualy there are solderless adapters:
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    Xbox Alpha Kit/Durango. It was sent out to developers of launch titles when the Xbox Dev/Debug hardware was delayed. ======================================================================================================= Xbox Development Kit (XDK) Final Version of the XBOX DEV Kit. It included a SCSI connection in the back to connect to a PCI card in a PC to emulate the dvd drive. Otherwise, it is the same functionally as a Debug Kit. DVT4 on the left. DVT3 on the right with prototype metal jewel. ======================================================================================================= Debug Kit Units Available: Unknown Retail Price: Not for resale Xbox Debug Kits were never available through the retail market, however they have popped up enough on the second-hand scene to be worth mentioning in this article. These Xbox consoles are translucent green and have the words "Debug Kit" on the front of the case, just to the right of controller port 4. Unlike retail consoles (which only contained 64MB of RAM), Xbox Debug Kit consoles had 128MB of RAM. The Debug Kits could not run retail game discs. One could often find pre-release or cancelled versions of game software on these Xbox Debug Kits. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ======================================================================================================= 2001 Launch Team Edition Retail Price: Not For Sale Units produced: ~1000 The Xbox Launch Team 2001 Special Edition is a translucent green Xbox with a jewel that is silk screened with the message "Great work!" and a copy of a printed signature from Bill Gates. The words "Special Edition" are printed on the front right of the console. This Xbox was sold, not given, to members of the Xbox launch team including Hardware, ATG, Dev, First Party Games and Games Studios, Marketing, and others. Two exclusive translucent green "Duke" controllers were included. Along with the console, employees had an option to purchase 6 game titles marked "not for resale" at a reduced rate from the Microsoft campus store. The Launch Team 2001 consoles were hardware revision 1.0 and all were produced in a Mexico production facility on November 7, 2001 or November 8, 2001. Since these systems were offered for sale to qualifying employees instead of being given away, not all were sold. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ======================================================================================================= Partner Edition Retail Price: Not For Sale Units produced: ~1000 (Thought to be closer to 60 units) The Partner Edition is a translucent green Xbox with a jewel that is silk screened with the message "Thanks for Partnering with Xbox" and signature from Bill Gates. Unlike the Launch Team consoles, these did not have the "Special Edition" label on the front right of the console. This Xbox was given to hardware companies that produced components for the Xbox such as Nvidia and Intel. A translucent green Controller S was included with this model. These are considered to be more rare than the Launch Team console because of their distribution to companies rather than individual people makes them harder to come across in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ======================================================================================================= 50 Cent BulletProof Units Available: 1 Retail Price: Not For Sale The 50 Cent Pure White Edition Xbox was given away in a promotion by Australian television channel Channel V. It was signed by 50 Cent and is aesthetically similar to the Pure White edition but has "50 Cent Bulletproof" printed in gold to celebrate the release of the video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof. It was given away along with a copy of the game, 50 Cent CDs and a 50 Cent poster.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ======================================================================================================= 50 Cent BulletProof 2 This is the second version of the 50 Cent Bulletproof Xbox. One was released in Australia & one in New Zealand. Thank you Carl Coran. ======================================================================================================= Units Available: 1 Retail Price: Not For Sale The Atari Edition Xbox was given away at the Leipzig Game Convention in 2004, It is one of a kind and is orange in color. Attendees needed to collect all 5 pins that Atari gave away, which spelled ATARI.[9] If the attendee was able to find all 5 pins, they could be entered into the contest, with the winner receiving the one-of-a-kind orange Atari Edition Xbox, an Atari T-shirt, headband, wristband, Atari bracelet, and the original 5 pins. [10] It is worth noting that the Atari Xbox began as a standard black Xbox which was later airbrushed by Atari.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ====================================================================================================== Conkers Xbox console, 3 made for a Conkers tournement in Sydney Australia. Thank you Carl Coran. ====================================================================================================== Crystal Units available: Unknown Retail Price: Unknown The crystal edition Xbox first came out around March 2004 in Europe, celebrating the console's second anniversary in the region. The box bundle consist of the console and 2 matching crystal controllers. A few weeks later, up to Summer 2004, the bundle was also sold in Canada stores. Months later, variants of the crystal edition bundle were sold in stores bundled with certain games. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ====================================================================================================== Dead or Alive Ultimate / Online Units Available: 5000 Retail Price: ¥22'800 On March 25, 2004, a Kasumi-chan Blue Xbox console was released in Japan. The system was released simultaneously with Tecmo's fighting game, Dead or Alive Ultimate. The translucent blue case was based on the costume of Dead or Alives main character, Kasumi, and had "Dead or Alive Ultimate" written in white lettering in the lower left corner of the top of the case. Included with the translucent blue console was a matching Controller S, a DVD Playback Kit, an Xbox Live Starter Kit with a free one-year membership, a copy of Dead or Alive Ultimate, a copy of Digital Venus DVD, and a five-foot-long Kasumi body pillow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ====================================================================================================== Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball Units Available: 20 Retail Price: Unknown The Dead or Alive Xbox was only sold in Germany with a picture of the game with airbrush effect. ====================================================================================================== I don't know much about this other than Ed Fries was the Vice President of game publishing at Microsoft during the Xbox's life. As you may imagine, if you're a high level executive delivering a product you may have to call in a few special favors along the way. What better thank you to certain people than a personalized xbox thank you note? ===================================================================================================== Halo 2 (Asia) Units Available: Unknown Retail Price: $249 On March 18, 2005, an Ice Blue Halo 2 Limited Edition Xbox was released in Canada and Asia. The console was translucent blue and retailed for approximately $249. Included with the Ice Blue console was a matching Controller S, a special Halo green headset and a copy of Halo 2. The difference between the Asian and Canadian Halo 2 versions can be seen in the Xbox's jewel. The Asian version has a black jewel, while the Canadian version has a silver jewel. They were version 1.1 or 1.0. Also was sold through Bell with a 24-month contract for high speed, the Bell bundle was sold October 31 to November 7, 2005 and came with the console, 2 games (Amped 2 and Top Spin) and 1 year of Xbox Live and a headset. It was also available before this date with a 24-month contract but you had to pay 149.99 for the console. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ==================================================================================================== Halo 2 (Canada) Units Available: Unknown Retail Price: $249 On March 18, 2005, an Ice Blue Halo 2 Limited Edition Xbox was released in Canada and Asia. The console was translucent blue and retailed for approximately $249. Included with the Ice Blue console was a matching Controller S, a special Halo green headset and a copy of Halo 2. The difference between the Asian and Canadian Halo 2 versions can be seen in the Xbox's jewel. The Asian version has a black jewel, while the Canadian version has a silver jewel. They were version 1.1 or 1.0. Also was sold through Bell with a 24-month contract for high speed, the Bell bundle was sold October 31 to November 7, 2005 and came with the console, 2 games (Amped 2 and Top Spin) and 1 year of Xbox Live and a headset. It was also available before this date with a 24-month contract but you had to pay 149.99 for the console. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ==================================================================================================== Halo 2 - Japanese Console. Japan got most of the special editions in an attempt to get them to accept the Xbox. That never happened in the numbers that Microsoft needed. Japanese gamers have always prefered Japanese companies such as Sony or Nintendo. ==================================================================================================== Hello Kitty Crystal Units Available: 550 Retail Price: S$99 SGD with a $5000 Samsung TV purchase from one specific retailer in Singapore. The Hello Kitty Crystal Xbox was released with Sanrio in Singapore, to commemorate the release of Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue on the Xbox. The special edition console was translucent with a pink and orange Hello Kitty picture covering the X on top of the case. Included with the Hello Kitty Crystal console was a matching Crystal Controller S and a copy of Hello Kitty Mission Rescue.https://en.wikipedia.org/.../Xbox_(console)_special. =================================================================================================== Units Available: 35 Retail Price: Not For Sale Identical in colour to the Mountain Dew Edition, the Hulk Xbox was a special promotional Xbox made to commemorate the release of the Universal Pictures movie "Hulk" in 2003 for the UK release. The console Featured a jewel on top with the promotional image of the Incredible Hulk's Eye and the Pepsi Logo. These Special editions were only available by having a winning Scratchcard when you Purchased a Popcorn and Pepsi meal in participating UK UCI multiplex cinemas. No other information about packaging is known. packaging is the same as the original black Xbox but has an additional sticker on the rear of the box stating hulk edition. comes with a standard black controller. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================== Mountain Dew Mountain Dew Xbox Console.jpg Units Available: 5000 Retail Price: $99.99 + $8.75 shipping + 550 Mountain Dew points The Mountain Dew Limited Edition Xbox was only available through a Mountain Dew sweepstakes requiring loyal Dew-drinking Xbox fans to amass 550 points in order to "buy" the Limited Edition Xbox. The sweepstakes spanned 5 months – from April to August 2004. Production was limited to 5000 units. Within 1 day all systems were reserved. The Mountain Dew Limited Edition Xbox is neon-green colored and has a special jewel atop the Xbox that has the words "Limited Edition" and the Mountain Dew logo under the Xbox name. Included with the neon green console is one of two games: Project Gotham Racing 2 or Amped 2. Only 30 points could be registered per day for the contest. Mountain Dew Points were awarded as follows: 20 oz. 1 pt, 1-liter 1 pt, 2-liter 1 pt, 12-pack 3 pts, 24-pack 6 pts, 32/44 oz. Fountain Cups 1 pt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Halo (Translucent Orange, US) Units Available: 1 Retail Price: Not for resale Found while visiting a garage sale (in Redmond, Washington) on July 27, 2014, a translucent orange Halo Special Edition original Xbox console was found and purchased. Pictures comparing the console to a Halo Translucent Green version have been posted at the Assembler forums.[6] This has been proven to be a legitimate system, and the thread at the Assembler forums show images of several of these orange Xbox case tops at the factory as production samples. It appears that only 1 of the Orange Xbox consoles escaped destruction. As this is an actual Microsoft produced Xbox from a mold (instead of a painted case), this is likely to be the rarest Xbox console in existence. A video can be seen on YouTube, on the channel "MetalJesusRocks", titled "Ultra Rare HALO XBOX DISCOVERED!" posted on April 24, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions The previous owner (Emilio) sold it(for $15,000.00), got $9K upfront and opened his own gaming consignment shop. He is still waiting for the remainder of the cash. But the new owner is some girl who owns a competing gaming consignment shop. It's a museum of sorts, but not like you'd think. It's currently located in Renton WA http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/2001-launch-team-xbox-how-many.62327/page-2 ================================================================================================= Units Available: 1300 Retail Price: ¥35,800 JPY On December 19, 2002, a Panzer Dragoon Orta Special Edition Xbox was released in Japan to commemorate the release of Panzer Dragoon Orta on the Xbox. The console's special features included a white case with the Panzer Dragoon Orta logo on the top in the lower left hand corner, as well as some artwork from Orta surrounding the Xbox jewel. Unit was only available to those who preordered on Nov 1, 2002, through Sega Direct. Included with the Special Edition console was a matching white Controller S, an Xbox Component A/V cable, an Xbox Component AV pack, a copy of Panzer Dragoon Orta with its soundtrack CD, and a dragon head necklace. When the console was first planned, 3,000 units were set to be produced, but during production the process of applying the silk screen design of the black lines seen on the top of the console proved to be a very difficult task. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Pure White Units Available: 1,000 Retail Price: Unknown The Pure White Xbox was only sold in Japan with the option to engrave up to 20 letters.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Skeleton Black Units Available: 50,000 planned - 10,000 sold Retail Price: ¥35,800 JPY In 2001, a Clear Black Limited Edition Xbox (also commonly referred to as the "smoke" edition) was released in Japan to commemorate the Xbox's Japanese release. Included with the Clear Black console was a matching Clear Black Controller S, an Xbox Component AV pack, and a key chain that had Bill Gates' signature and the console's serial number engraved in it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Candy Skeleton Quantity: 1 Not much is known about this xbox other than it is a skeleton with candy placed inside of it. It appears to have been a gift given out at a company party. It is most likely full of roaches... wherever it is. ================================================================================================= Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Units Available: 10 Retail Price: Not For Sale The Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Special Edition Xbox was issued in October 2004 in conjunction with Activision and online skater magazine caughtinthecrossfire in the United Kingdom. This special edition console was only available as a winner's prize at skateboarding and gameplay competitions to commemorate and promote the release of Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on the Xbox. The artwork was airbrush painted by hand in an urban graffiti style with translucent matte lacquer finish. The artwork covered the top of the case and followed the X shape downwards on the corners of the Xbox. A very limited production run of 10 graffiti style units was commissioned and was issued "Not For Resale". Included with the THUG2 Special Edition console was a matching Crystal Controller S and a Tony Hawk autographed copy of Tony Hawk's Underground 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Translucent Green (Not Halo or Debug) Units Available: 20,000 Manufactured - 5,000 sold (Europe) Retail Price: €229/£149 On May 2, 2003 a Translucent Green Limited Edition Xbox(rare) was released in Europe to celebrate Xbox's one-year European birthday. The console came with two matching Controller S and retailed for €229/£149. It had a limited manufacture of 20,000 units but only sold 5,000 units(in Europe). The styling of the Translucent Green Xbox is identical to Debug Units used in game development; of course, the retail versions lacked the words "Debug Kit" on the front of the case. The green Controller S was also sold separately. The Translucent Green Limited Edition Xbox was also released in Canada and came with one matching Controller S and two games, Crimson Skies and Project Gotham Racing 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= Units Available: 200,000 Retail Price: $200 USD On April 2, 2004, Microsoft issued a press release announcing the upcoming retail availability of the Halo Limited Edition Xbox combo.[5] The Xbox console and its included S Controller were translucent green with "Halo" written on the front of the console, at the right hand side, near controller port 4. This unit appears very similar to the Translucent Green "Debug Kit" Xbox consoles, only replacing the words "Debug Kit" with the "Halo" logo.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= World Racing Units Available: 6 Retail Price: Not For Sale The World Racing Xbox was only given away in Germany in a contest.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)_special_limited_editions ================================================================================================= EA Xbox Live White` Quantity: 30 This Special Edition console was given to Electronic Arts to celebrate their support of the nascent XBOX Live service. I am told there are 60 of the controllers that match in existence, and two came with the console. If these numbers are correct, this indicates that only 30 of these consoles were ever produced.http://imgur.com/gallery/ETwhl MSN Crystal Quantity: 1? This special edition was only recently discovered. Nothing is known about it for certain. It was most likely part of MSN's gaming zone offering.
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    That the way I did mine. I also trimed the cage down to suit and shortened 2 screws and taped a new thread to hold it together. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  10. 1 point
    I've read of people using these fans as a replacement for the out-of-production Iceberq4 fans: https://ebay.us/7BoiuG Here's a fan that is (mostly) a drop-in replacement for the main CPU fan: http://a.co/63utNWa You can see my video of installing this^ fan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkiX-0qyWNY
  11. 1 point
    Before you ask, yes I'm aware this is kind of a stupid question since you can just load Xbox games right from the hard drive. I also understand that any standard CD-ROM drive will also work in an Xbox. Don't read too much into "why would you want to do this". There isn't a really compelling reason. Now that that's out of the way... Has anyone had success with any sort of optical drive emulators in an original Xbox? There seems to be a few projects floating around out there made by people who wanted to replace optical IDE drives for certain obscure arcade cabinets and old PCs... There's an "IDE Simulator" by Tattiebogle that runs for a whopping $200. There's the NetPi, which uses a RaspberryPi as an ODD emulator, but isn't fully developed yet. There's plenty of IDE to SD (or CF) adapters, but that would just appear as a 2nd hard drive to the Xbox, which as we all know doesn't work (outside of Chimp). SCSI2SD - SCSI isn't IDE, but perhaps an adapter could be used? There's this project on Vagons.org where a guy is working on an ODD emulator, but it's still in development Memkor apparently makes (made?) a product like this, but I don't see it directly for sale anywhere. But I'm wondering if anyone has tried using something like one of these devices in an Xbox. The official DVT kits had optical drive emulation built-in from the factory- official Microsoft parts and everything (technically outsourced, but still). This route however has a pretty high bar for entry: the DVT kit itself + a Raptor PCI card + obscure drivers (which I assume only work for Windows XP) + the software and know-how to use it all. I recently bought a DVT4 kit and want to experiment with this feature purely because I find it fascinating. We'll see how that goes.
  12. 1 point
    Unfortunately I dont have any with heavy damage I can confirm worked previous. I do have one game that has heavy scratches that came with the last xbox I picked up but I have no idea if it works as I never tested it. Its fifa so I am shocked I never binned it already tbh lol Personally I would say if it works leave it be and just play games from the HDD. I only wanted the DVD drive working so I didnt have to swap drives when using slayers disk
  13. 1 point
    Yes you have hit the nail on the head You need to use Xbpartitioner 1.3 and set F and G to 927.78gb each. The default will be 927.78gb but I have found by reducing it by 1gb each it becomes reliable. XBpartitioner-1.3.7z incase you don't have it. And make sure that you have a BIOS that supports F and G drives Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  14. 1 point
    I am not needing any but you might find that if you are making some then shorter screws for the slim Xbox builds would be useful or with the thread further down the shaft so it could be cut down to the length required. Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  15. 1 point
    Album: https://imgur.com/a/ptzp4Vl Saw this pop up for sale locally and made the trip to pick it up. He said his father-in-law was an IT contractor, and apparently he originally got the case empty. I got back home and opened it up to find the original case hardware kit sealed in its cardboard box, taped inside the drive bay next to a power cable in a bag. A silica gel pack was taped to the floor of the case. The IO connectors were zip tied together, tucked away in a corner. I am extra certain this case was never used, because the metal plate covering the DVD drive bay was not punched out. My assumption is that Microsoft ordered cases from a supplier (says Yeou Chih on the inside) and hand-assembled all 50 units themselves in Redmond. I'm guessing that this case was one that either arrived damaged, or just never got used. If there were rumored to be 50 units, then I suppose this is unit 51. The date code on the back is 4-18-01. I'm not entirely sure what to do with it. The inside is perfect, but the outside is a bit rough from kicking around in a basement. Ideally, I'd like to purchase the parts to remake the Alpha tower like N64 Freak did, but considering how difficult it is to find the Intel motherboard at a reasonable price I'm not sure how likely that is to happen. Maybe another 820 chipset board would work instead? I'm seeing a few similar candidates that are half the price of the Intel board. Another option I'm considering is building a similarly-specced PC inside and installing Windows 2000 for some Halo action. All I've done so far is clean it up. Thoughts?
  16. 1 point
    I bought it from him. I have acquired all of the original parts from one of these and built it back up into an alpha II tower. It is fully functional and will be preserved as such for as long as I live.
  17. 1 point
    Well I managed to get it done this morning with some help from my Wife Operation laser change was a glowing success and I now have a fully working DVD drive again so I now have 2 out of 3 working We also managed to repair a Xbox controller that had the broken cable fault, It was touch and go as I had to cut the connections to the board further back than I would of liked and ended up having to chop the cable past the ferrite core to get to the good cable but again 100% success so I am feeling pretty happy with myself LOL
  18. 1 point
    Really trying to track down the japanese blue. No luck thus far
  19. 1 point
    Hey everyone! Picked up an OG Xbox recently, and while researching what all can be done with it, discovered this site. I've softmodded it already (Rocky5), and this weekend should be hotswapping in a larger hard drive (and snipping out the clock capacitor). Really cool to see this community is still active! I have a bunch of other modded consoles and handhelds, and I've learned a ton from their related communities. Looking forward to more of that here. See you in the threads!
  20. 1 point
    No bugs in here, just questions.
  21. 1 point
    Dude, I don't even want to know how the cat managed to soak that much of the xbox to cover 60% of the metal shielding in piss, but the mental image was pretty funny. As far as what to do, this suggestion will help with the xbox as well as anything else the cat has urinated on. My last cat started peeing outside of her litter box in her old age once her bad hips made it difficult to climb in and squat. For your use, I would remove the motherboard and shielding from the case, wipe down the shielding and case with distilled vinegar diluted with water, use a scotch bright pad (rough green side of most kitchen sponges) to get the surface rust off the metal, and wipe the shielding and case down with rubbing alcohol before reassembly. Being that there is no way the cat only pissed on the xbox, here are some suggestions from someone who has been through life with a cat with bad bathroom habits. On tile or hard surfaces, a mixture of distilled vinegar and water will neutralize the ammonia smell, baking soda will help absorb it from the surface, and hydrogen peroxide is a good disinfectant to let sit for a few minutes then wipe down. This will also work on white carpet or fabric, however use on any colored carpet I would highly recommend trying the peroxide on an area that is out of sight to make sure it won't whiten the material before using it anywhere that is out in the open. I suggest that because hydrogen peroxide can remove color from fabrics the same as bleach. Speaking of it, you may also be tempted to use bleach since it is great for cleaning and disinfecting, well, just about everything that isn't a colored garment. Don't ever use bleach to clean up cat pee as cat pee is high in urea that turns into ammonia. Read below for why along with a few very important things. WARNING: NEVER MIX VINEGAR AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TOGETHER AS IT BECOMES A CORROSIVE ACID THAT IS DANGEROUS TO BREATHE AND WILL IRRITATE SKIN. This is in higher concentrations, but the only safe way is to use them is in succession but avoid mixing them together entirely. NEVER MIX BLEACH AND AMMONIA (CAT PEE) AS IT BECOMES CHLORINE GAS WHICH IS HIGHLY TOXIC TO BREATHE EVEN IN SMALL CONCENTRATIONS. Trust me, I fucked up and found that out the first time the cat made a mess outside the litter box. Fortunately I was lucky and hadn't poured much before realizing the mistake when there was a pungent chemical smell and my eyes and nose started burning making me clear the room until I was able to ventilate everything out. In lower concentrations it can irritate the hell out of your eyes, nose, and throat and at higher concentrations it can send you to the hospital/kill you. Seriously dangerous shit. I know we are on an xbox forum and that is way off topic, but many people don't know how dangerous it can be to mix basic shit that's under the kitchen sink or use certain cleaners on certain messes and if I was going to suggest using stuff that can make harmful compounds if mixed together it would have been irresponsible of me not to mention the dangers. Hope all that helps.....
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    Use Evolution-X dashboard, evoxdash (aka Remotex) don't use a hexen disc simply run it from the hard drive. EvolutionX dashboard +3935 download link: https://downloads.diodematrix.com/homebrew/xbins/Console Based Applications/apps/dashboards/evolution-x/_official/EvolutionX Build 3935.rar Upload the extracted content to e:\apps\evoxdash\ or f:\apps\evoxdash\. Rename the file evoxdash.xbe to default.xbe. If not already present, create a bios subfolder and upload your custom bios's dot bin file into it. Power cycle the console to rebuild the applications menu of the default replacement dashboard. Run RemoteX from the Applications menu. (RemoteX is the XBE Title in evolutionx's default.xbe file header). Use the D-pad to highlight the menu options below then press A to select / enter each submenu function: System Utils Flash BIOS Select the BIOS file you wish to flash from the list of available files Finally, press Y to verify that you are ready to flash this BIOS file to the modchip. Press B to go back a level in the menu.
  23. 1 point
    Try this version or raincoat it has the "49LF020A" added in the INI file. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jtqe9sm75jr96j/AACFOWEU3HS3FuqGLd4foCNsa?dl=0 Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  24. 1 point
    20 milliOhm ESR will cause additional internal heating of the capacitor shortening it's longevity. The original Nichicon capacitors were rated at 11milliOhms instead of their UHW series rated at 18milliOhms ESR. How much shorter the longevity ??? I don't know. Rubycon is another good manufacturer of capacitors.
  25. 1 point
    20 milliOhm ESR, not ripple current - that's another specification to consider when finding a suitable replacement electrolytic capacitor.
  26. 1 point
    tut on finding the open/close/ready points: https://web.archive.org/web/20030608143129/http://www.coverx.org:80/tutorials.php?id=1 theres some interesting snips on compatible drives here under DVD drive: https://xboxdevwiki.net/Hardware_Revisions "If the firmware from this drive is applied to a SAMSUNG 616T or 616F PC dvd drive it will behave as a Xbox one", i assume that means original discs work. but tracking one down to buy maybe just as difficult as any other solution
  27. 1 point
    here's a fyi about the replacement lasers. i have tried both phillips models from zedlabs and neither worked. they did appear to be new(yes, i removed the ground solder points). there is a guy that sells replacement thompson laser deck assembley on ebay. i have bought several of these and found them to be very hit and miss. i'd say about 70% work. if u get a replacement and it does not work, don't give that ebay seller a chance to make it right, just go ahead and get a refund and order another one or u may go past the time u have for returns and that seller will never get back to u. https://www.ebay.com/itm/XBox-1st-Gen-Repair-Laser-Deck-Assembly-Motors-Rails-Thomson-TGM600-DVD-Drive/322000065968?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 i have not found good replacement for samsung or hitachi drives.
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    You could get a new fan through bracket mods, or gut a 1.2+ thats broken for their heatsink. The latter is more quiet.
  29. 1 point
    Or you could 3D print some brackets to hold a new fan Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  30. 1 point
    You can also use V1.2 and up gpu heatsink. I am in Europe in you need one (for free only shipping) bye
  31. 1 point
    Seems like she's a PlayStation cat.
  32. 1 point
    I tend to buy from their ebay shop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273917345851
  33. 1 point
    Okay so its been a while since I've last posted so I'll give a quick update. At the moment I was able to create a new CPLD image for the OpenXenium I'm dubbing the dumbXenium. This effectively transforms the xenium into a generic 1mb modchip with no special features. After testing it with a couple bioses (stock 3944 and X2 5035) I was able to get it working on a retail board. After flashing it with the bioses packed in with the XDK 5849 (or whatever the number is) I tried it out with the DV6 and Xblade labeled bioses. Nothing. Ill try it with a bios that KaosEngineer suggested earlier but at this time its not looking to good for the dev board. I might try and just give it a good cleaning with some iso and distilled water and just inspect the hell out of the board. As well Im planning on soldering some wires to one of the xenium modchips I made, specifically to the LPC data pins so I can try and monitor if any data is even transferring through to the MCPX. The logic analyzer I have isnt technically rated for that bandwidth, but it should be able to at least show some activity on the LAD lines. Im getting tired.
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    Yep there is You still need to create the HDD in a Xbox and correctly partition the drives but when you have that done then connect to a PC a copy away. The only thing is the drive needs to be unlocked You will easy do a 2tb drive in under 24 hours. https://fatxplorer.eaton-works.com/2020/03/28/fatxplorer-3-0-beta-now-available/ Cheers SS Dave Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
  35. 1 point
    I wanted to update the baldbouncer photo to be something clearer and so i made this. Can someone double check that my Pin 7 is correct and that Pin 4 is the proper one ( as per the previous commenters post).
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    Oh yeah the default is blue not green. How about True MsDash 2 Green by Peter PL vs Athloni Green MSDash Both of these are in my Top 10 UnleashX Skins pack available here in the ogXbox downloads section
  38. 1 point
    No, of course you have to solder. How else would you disable the TSOP's write protection? XBlast OS isn't any easier or harder, it's just better. It's a modern application that can flash any chip and, unlike what dark said above, XBlast OS does resize a smaller BIOS to fit a larger bank. HeXEn is clunky because it uses two different applications for flashing, each of which are outdated and suffer from some kind of limitation that the other doesn't (EvolutionX can't flash Windbond, but will resize, while Gentoox won't resize, but can flash Winbond). With HeXEn you need to know what kind of TSOP you have and then pick the right option based around it. With XBlast it doesn't matter and you just get all benefits in one package. Plus HeXEn is a mess and copies a bunch of shit to the HDD that you probably don't want when all you're trying to do is flash.
  39. 1 point
    Up to 10 split ISO files will be mounted, so you don’t even need to think about it.
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    This thread breaks my heart...
  42. 1 point
    Current development of the XBMC-Emustation can be found by following the source link. Source Download Readme Some Background Info: Ok so this started out as a pet project, basically I wanted the look and feel of Retropie on the Xbox. So I used XBMC as the means to do so. Now the XBMC source has been modified to fit my needs for this project and incorporates a few of the changes I made for XBMC4Gamers, like the full screen splash, faster games menu loading, synopsis script support in the context menu and a load of more changes. I also created a few python script to do all the crappy tasks of creating ,cut files for your roms that XBMC loads for emulators or any xbe for that matter but these are used to pass commands to emulators that support this feature. ( most do ) Now I also added layout support for each emulator, there are 3 variations: default ( layout.xml) Synopsis ( synopsis_layout.xml ) Thumb ( thumb_layout.xml ) I will go into more depth about these files in its own thread. I also have included a few emulators ready out of the box so you are up and running as fast as possible. I also make the folder layouts as simple as I could and also matched them to retropie, so porting themes should be easier, as the folders will match up.

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