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Bought My First XBox In 2020!


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Hi everyone!

I picked up an xbox on FB marketplace for $20 as I couldn't resist as I'd always pined over the system back when I had a PS2 and GC in the early 00s. It wasn't in the best condition but I was determined to bring it back to its former glory.

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(That gunk in the grills is cigarette residue, the whole thing stunk to high heaven)

Resolute in my mission I cracked it open and spent the better part of three hours cleaning it. The system itself is a 1.6 and all of the capacitors appear to be in good shape, the DVD tray wouldn't open at first but after I disassembled it and gave the belt a clean it now works like a charm.

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I've gone all in and have since ordered an Aladdin X2 modchip, an LPC rebuild board an 80 wire IDE cable and an IDE to Sata adapter. I'll be installing a 3TB HDD but I'm waiting on those components to come from China before I can start modding in earnest. I'm picking up an HD AV pack from a friend (who found it in his closet haha) and will be setting it up on my Sony PVM 20L2 (which sadly doesn't go above 480i) but I've picked up a few games over the years in the hopes that I'd eventually get the system to match!

Anyway I missed out on this system as a kid so I'm looking forward to playing through the exclusives and the superior versions of PS2 games I loved (Burnout 3, Timesplitters etc)

Thanks for reading!

 

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5 hours ago, xbinwin said:

Great job! You're in for an awesome ride and lots of fun 🙂

Are you aware that only 2TB can be used/recognised by the Xbox though?

Yup! From what I understand only 2.2 will be usable. It's getting hard to find 2TB 3.5" locally so I don't mind going a bit over :)

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Nice job on the cleaning.

I have done the rags to riches on several Xboxes and and working on a Cyrstal Xbox at the moment.

This is some of the crap from the bottom of  ultrasonic cleaner after the all but the casing's have been in it.

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I was going to ask why a 3tb drive and not 2tb as my 2tb has over 80% of the Xbox games and Coinops with space to spare.

 

Cheers

SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.
 

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