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Casemodding Tutorials courtesy of the X-S and Snow

 
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Snow Rider221

Joined: 03 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Casemodding Tutorials courtesy of the X-S and Snow Reply with quote
OK, I have collected a good many casemodding tutorials in my modding days, and I decided to compile a bunch of them together for you guys. I have completed every one of these mods myself, with the exclusion of 2 mods, the slimbox, and the dual harddrive mod. Have a look, and if you like what you see, be sure and register at the xbox-scene forums, because without them, I could not be showing these to you guys. The members over there will be glad to help you out with any modding / casemodding needs.

before doing any of these mods, you will need to know how to open the xbox console... cool flash tutorial located here : http://xbox-hq.com/html/modules.php?name=SWF_Tutorials&func=play&gid=1




LIGHTING MODS

Removing the Xbox Jewel
Place the entire top of the case in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes, and than take it out and hit the back of the jewel with a hammer and the jewel will pop right off.

Clearing the Xbox Jewel
sanding - http://www.modzone.dk/forums/showthread.php?&threadid=36
chemicals - or you can just soak it in oven cleaner or goo-gone for a half hour

Lighting the Xbox Jewel
http://hometown.aol.com/xboxsicko/LEDs.html
or
http://xbox-scene.com/articles/jewel-leds.php

Changing the color of the Power/Eject button Led's
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=50825

Side - Vent LED's
http://www.mb3k.com/sideventledboard.html

Underglow Mod
http://www.engr.uvic.ca/~ademontb/xbox/under_glow_mod/


CASE MODIFICATION

Moving the Controller Ports around
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=380299

Slimbox
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=458879
a little hard to follow but this mod is not an easy one to make a tutorial for... you kinda gotta just wing it



CONTROLLER MODS

Lighting the controller Dongle
video : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4644154960349769864
and
http://www.brahm2.com/faq/dongletut/

Lighting the Controller Jewel
http://www.geocities.com/xboxinstigator/walkthrough1.html

Lighting the Controller Buttons ( A B X Y )
http://members.cox.net/bounty_rook/modcon.htm


PAINTING

Guide to Painting your Xbox
http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/2-color-painting.php

Painting Tips for Noobs
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?act=ST&f=24&t=98508



SPECIAL MODS (Personal favorites of Snow)

HIP pad LCD install -- (My favorite mod of all time)experts
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=289355



I will be adding to this very often so if there are any other tutorials you would like to see, post them here, and I'll either find one, or make my own even better one.

sticky Idea


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Snow Rider221

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Update… I decided to gather a couple pictures to show what can be done with these mods. Will update this often as well



Jewel LED



Slimbox with PS One screen, moved controller ports, and paintjob



HIP pad LCD screen (yes that’s a little mini TV)
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Snow Rider221

Joined: 03 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Places to buy casemodding parts...


Me ( www.pimp-my-xbox.net ) - store is being coded as we speak
http://shop.craxtion.com custom jewels and more
http://sickmods.net good leds and technical parts
http://www.mad-modder.com/ everything
http://123leds.com great place to buy good led's
http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/ computer parts, but good for like led fand or cold cathodes
http://customxbox.net

and the best of them all...
http://www.ebay.com EBAY! no joke this is the best place to get casemodding parts!


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NewYorkTrigga101

Joined: 20 Jun 2005
Location: Playing on my new 360! :)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
you might want to add this vid tut for ppl about the xbox dongle

i think vid tuts are easier to follow

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4644154960349769864
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Mr Sprout
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Joined: 25 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
You're welcome Wink
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Yorrick

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is an awesome sticky! Also, customxbox.net is a really nice place to get parts. You might want to add that.
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Snow Rider221

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yorrick wrote:
This is an awesome sticky! Also, customxbox.net is a really nice place to get parts. You might want to add that.



added Wink
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Ranix

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
nice sticky!
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charles55021

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
heres a question, you have heard of goo gone, my mother says that fingernail polish remover will do the same thing and take the paint off it, will that cloud up the jewel?
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charles55021

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
heres a question, you have heard of goo gone, my mother says that fingernail polish remover will do the same thing and take the paint off it, will that cloud up the jewel?
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charles55021

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
didn't mean to double post like that, just 1 more question, do you have to solder leds or could you connect the wires and hot glue/twist them together, i know electric wireing for house outlects just not electronics
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Yorrick

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yea, you have to solder it all. Here's a link to a tutorial on lighting up your Xbox Jewel with LED's.

Linkage
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Snow Rider221

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yorrick wrote:
Yea, you have to solder it all. Here's a link to a tutorial on lighting up your Xbox Jewel with LED's.

Linkage



ummm you do realize that you just posted tha tin the compilation of xbox casemodding tutorials stickey right... lol there were like 30 tutorials about this, including the one you posted haha


lol thats funny
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Dj243

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hey, I have a question for you.

Could you make me the "HIP pad LCD screen mod" on my Xbox.

I would send it to you, and pay for the HIP pad etc. Just PM me if you can and with details.
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HeroSlayer

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks this should help alot Very Happy
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charles55021

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
anyone got a how to solder vid? i have no experiance with it
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charles55021

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hey guys heres a question, do i need a molex thing for this....http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/jewel-leds.php

or can i just connect ot to the hard drive power cables?
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Snow Rider221

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
charles55021 wrote:
hey guys heres a question, do i need a molex thing for this....http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/jewel-leds.php

or can i just connect ot to the hard drive power cables?


well you pmed me like 4 times about this, and i answered so...
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darkns pker

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
www.halokit.com is also a good place and so is www.llama.com
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ReadingNayr

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Question: i've seen a few tuts for getting the jewel clear but i have never ever even heard of goo gone pro or what ever and i cannot get my hands on things like that easliy cuz im 13 and my mom is just "weird" about this stuff is there different ways of getting the jewel clear? i already got it out (im so proud!) but first i need that black sticky stuff off then i will come back and ask how to make it clear because i get lost in confusion with those goo gone pro crap.
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Snow Rider221

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ReadingNayr wrote:
Question: i've seen a few tuts for getting the jewel clear but i have never ever even heard of goo gone pro or what ever and i cannot get my hands on things like that easliy cuz im 13 and my mom is just "weird" about this stuff is there different ways of getting the jewel clear? i already got it out (im so proud!) but first i need that black sticky stuff off then i will come back and ask how to make it clear because i get lost in confusion with those goo gone pro crap.


in the sticky theres a tutorial for sanding the jewel clear... it required a lot of different sandpaper grits up to 2000 though
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