By Hector Hidalgo
So yes, that is my question, are there any custom dashboards that look like the original microsoft dashboard?
See, I am quite new to the "original Xbox" and I would LOVE to experience something at least similar to the original experience with an Xbox circa 2004. You know, with all the sounds (which I've heard they are creepy) and look of the original.
I am yet to use my XBOX as it came with the controllers completely smashed and dead. I live in Chile, so I bought an controller in good condition and it will come here who knows when (internationally). No market for used Xbox things in here.
I am also searching for a 220v 1.6 Power supply for the Xbox, just in case, I mention this.
Hope to hear from you guys, I did enjoy the 360 A LOT, so I think I am going to love the Xbox!
Cheers to all!
Hector Hidalgo aka Nacho el Kid
Since I had taken these pics to show N64Freak to troubleshoot my DIY install of his internal HDMI mod, I figured I could also post them here.
This is my 1.6 XBOX motherboard. Since it runs my arcade pedestal, I only needed the board itself. It is on wood and plastic spacers off the wooden base I created.
Standard AladdinXT modchip.
For a much quieter, and at least as cool if not cooler, machine I replaced the heatsinks with these GPU coolers. Works after a few hours of play and no temperature issues.
Here is the Toslink optical port mounted (still having some issues getting sound out of it for some reason)
And here is another view of the HDMI install.
My advice for anyone else doing this install is to use good solder, good flux, and a HOT iron. And double check every connection with a multimeter, as from some of the install steps, there is no turning back to fix.
First, i would like to thank Rocky5 for giving me a reason to break this xbox out again!
I just finished setting up a 1TB drive and was going to drop it inside the xbox until i realized i need a 2TB drive before i do that. Before i do that i would like to take care of a few things. Here are some of the things i will be needing help on.
Which drive is better, WD Blue or Black? Which Bios should i be using now? Which version mobo should i use? I haven't touched this xbox in 10 years. I'm a little rusty. I totally forgot how to flash this thing. I have 5 other regular xbox's here and want to rebuild the perfect unit in 1 shot while i have the chance. I'll pick the best version board that's recommended and swap all the parts over. Then i plan to flash all the bios banks that i can with the recommended ones. Once all that is done i want to drop in that 2TB WD black or blue drive.
Can i get any advice? I've been out of circulation for awhile but i've got the old bug back! Thanks guys
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Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48