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#1 explosive2

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 12:57 AM

Hello,
Is it possible to fit a round cathode into an XBOX with the Top Metal Casing part being able to close completely? because I have tried this many times in my XBOX with my cathodes but I can not close my XBOX when trying to fit metal casing part.
Please let me know if possible.
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#2 Himura

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:00 AM

wells theres really no point in have the metal shielding anyways.

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:01 AM

yea u can take it out n just leave it out. theres no reason to have it in beerchug.gif beerchug.gif

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:25 AM

Useless, or I should not say useless, I use it to solder on top of. biggrin.gif

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:47 AM

The metal top shielding by far proved to be the more useful than it might actually seem. I use mine as a garbage tray biggrin.gif ....

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:30 AM

I really DO found them useful since they reflect the light upwards as a mirror and they are Extremely Useful in my Translucent XBOX Systems because of the light reflection.
Does anyone know how to fit one?
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#7 tr4il

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:37 AM

whether the metal casing was in or out, a standard ccathode from a 80mm fan would fit fine...

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:47 AM

QUOTE (tr4il @ Jan 24 2004, 03:37 AM)
whether the metal casing was in or out, a standard ccathode from a 80mm fan would fit fine...

I have been trying to use this one:
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But I have not being able to close the XBOX properly once installed since this cathode is a little bulky. sad.gif

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 02:53 AM

explosive2, the metal casing will most likely not clamp back on with the cathode ring underneath. You probably don't want to force it to snap into place, because then you risk breaking the cathode tube.

As an alternative, you could remove the metal casing, then cut out a square piece that could be taped onto the DVD-ROM and HDD, under the jewel area. About 3.5 inches square. The exterior result would be identical.

Also - this might sound silly - you have removed the fan from the cathode, right? biggrin.gif



edit: didn't notice you mentioned it was a clear case. In that case, could you trim the edges of the shielding, removing all those prong-like things, then just secure it down overtop of the DVD and HDD? It would give you a few extra millimeters to allow the fan to fit, and it would provide a large, shiny, reflective surface.

Edited by brahm2, 24 January 2004 - 02:55 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 04:41 AM

since we're on the topic, is it alright to remove the shielding that is on the bottom part of the case?

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 05:04 AM

Ok,
Thank you all for your help.
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 06:32 AM

the metal shielding cannot be COMPLETELY useless,... m$ is about saving money, and every penny counts right? they are not gonna keep making something for absolutely no reason,.... though this metal shielding may be MOSTLY useless, i wouldn't rule it out completely.... in fact i believe reading (quite a while a go) in this particular forum that the metal shielding is in fact somewhat important,... i think i remember the topic saying that if the xbox is close to certain electronics without the metal piece it could fry the box or something in it..... i dont remember exactly.... but i would just be wary, thas all....

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:35 AM

I have a limited edition green transluscent xbox fitted with cold cathode tube between the shield on order to reflect back the light. Yes i found it tight but my cc seems to be slimmer, bought from chill-tek.co.uk

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:40 PM

MS is required by some law to have the sheilding in there. I remember something saying that this device may not cause electronic interference or something like that, so i guess MS is just going along with the law.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:46 PM

yeah, the xbox has to be compliant with FCC interference regulations....and i guess for other countries they decided not to mess with a good thing.




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