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  1. hi i have replaced the fans in 2 of my original xboxes. i tried cleaning them before, but the bearings inside these fans can in fact go bad, and replacing the fans was easier for me than fixing the bearings of the og-fans... i went with bequiet pure wings 80mm. these fans do a superb job! since they are slightly larger than the originals, i had to modify the hdd-caddy and dvd-caddy a little bit (search for "original xbox 80mm fan mod") and cut off 2 edges of the fans (which is very simple to do with the pure wings-series of fans). result: temps are ok, but the boxes are definitely not as loud as before. i have set the fan-speed to about 40-50% and it is not audible at all. of course, since i replaced the fans, the hdd-noises were much more present than before. soo, my second advice would be to replace the hdd with a modern sata one or even an ssd. the dvd-drive is quite noisy when reading discs, but not audible in idle-mode. in my opinion, getting entirely rid of it would be the last option to choose. so in short: - clean the orginal fan and see if it changes something - if noise is still present, either replace your fan with a modern one (requires some cutting of the caddys). - or: replace the hdd with a modern sata or ssd (adapter and soft-/hard-modding required) at this point, i would also recommend replacing the thermal paste of the gpu/cpu. - last fix: get rid of the dvd-drive i hope this helps you in choosing a "direction" to go... greetings bot
  2. Hi dave! This looks very promising to me, how is your project coming along? Greetings Bot
  3. Hey guys and gals! how is it going? My first attempts at clearing the jewels of my 2 xboxes turned out pretty shitty to be honest. i was wondering if there is a place where i can order replacements. I know you're going to laugh fanatically and point you fingers at me, but hear me out: i'm not talking about original, official jewel-replacements! rather a place where you can buy the exact size and shape of acrylic glass that the original xbox jewel has. i dont care if it has the "XBOX" letters edged into it, since i could also imagine painting some of them with eddings or other colors, to make some unique "logos". Has somebody found such a shop? Please let me know! greetings! bot
  4. sorry, i forgot. i sent it to you guys via pm just a couple of seconds ago.
  5. Hey Folks, hey @KaosEngineer and @neighbor! hope you guys are doing well? So today, I ripped the DVD with my XBox. i ripped it with 2 different modes (iso and raw), created a Mega-Account and uploaded all the files, they are ready to go. I also scanned the artwork (front, back and DVD) for you guys (just in case you want to print it out or use it digitally). Here are the links: Raw DVD-Files: https://mega.nz/#F!rZh1SbQL .iso DVD-Files: https://mega.nz/#F!fJoBFRjK Artwork: https://mega.nz/#F!GI4HVLiQ so, start you machines and get downloading! greetings! bot
  6. thanks for the tip! i will do this tomorrow...
  7. Hi! Hmm... This seems like a good way to go in my opinion. Do you know of any combo that fits the xbox without the need for big modifications? @big F cool, that you opened this thread, as i was going to ask the same question... I'm planning on slim-modding one of my boxes i have lying around. With the use of such a combo, you could (in theory) make the box even slimmer than most existing mods... Like, 90s-style-laptop-slim at least! Greetings! Bot
  8. okay. i will hopefully be able to do so tomorrow, and i will post a link to my gdrive to get the .iso. is there any chance we could move the file to the download-section later on? i don't have a lot of space left on my google drive and i'm sure i'll need it for other stuff later on. greetings bot
  9. UPDATE: found two exemplars of this disc via ebay, but it seems pretty rare. @KaosEngineer would you be interested in an .iso? greetings bot
  10. Hi all Going to throw in my 2 cents, although they're probably not worth much: The HDD-timeout-error is strange... I myself have 2x modded xboxes which each rock a 2TB WD Green drive, and IGR works fine no matter what (in game, from homebrew, menus, dash, after idling for long time, etc.). Does somebody know the exact command that IGR (in game reset) triggers when executed? Maybe it's not an issue of the spinup time of the hdd but rather the command itself which points to another (probably wrong) directory to load the dash. In this case the xbox is not able to find the default dash and spits out an error. Maybe, only powercycling points to the right place? Let me be clear: this is only a suspicion. I have little knowledge of these things... Maybe someone of you with more knowledge can bust this theory? Greetings! Bot
  11. Nice job! I think it looks great. Greetings Bot
  12. nice job! these look pretty good. do you already have a price in mind? greetings bot
  13. lol, i like this quote more than the last one
  14. Hey folks! Nothing too special here, but I finished refurbishing my og xbox. it's a v1.2 which i bought back in 2002. here's the work i've done: - removed clock cap - replaced 3 caps that went bad - hard-modded the box and flashed with evox, xbmc is stock dash now - replaced stock-fan with 80mm bequiet silentwings (and therefore trimmed the hdd- and dvd-tray a little bit) - installed green controller port-leds - installed blue and white power- and eject-button leds - cleared jewel, repainted the silver "xbox" letters with gold paint (turned out shitty though ) and installed a green led-ring on top - installed a 2TB sata hdd - painted the entire casing and a controller (s) white - added some coloured elements (front dvd-tray and middle part) aaand that's it i think. i actually did the whole thing to 2 consoles (the other one has the same mods, except for blue accent-colors). i gave the blue one to a good friend of mine for his birthday. i forgot to take pictures of the other box, since i was rushing to get the job done, but if you want, i can take some pics of it as well. special thanks to ss_dave, since he gave me the inspiration for the color-scheme! let me know what you think! greetings bot
  15. sir, i'm no one to judge, but i think you have a problem!

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