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#1 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:23 AM

hey guys,

I was just wondering, is it possible to shut down and start the xbox with the controller without installing a switch?
I was just wondering if it were possible to wire together a couple buttons in a series (say back and right trigger) so that when those two are pushed simultaneously the ground connection is made with the xbox and it will start up/shut down? I don't really want to install a seperate button (it looks crappier to me)

It doesnt matter what button combinations are used either.. as long as the chances of me using them in a game or application are very low... ie, i dont want it to be left trigger and right trigger... everytime i aim to shoot in medal of honor i would shut down instead.. hah not good

if u guys have any ideas i would like to hear them!
thanks

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:37 AM

take a look here tut
or x-scene

Edited by 2nue, 11 March 2004 - 03:38 AM.


#3 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:41 AM

no no sorry if i wasnt clear


I want it to shut down and turn on the xbox similar to igr where when a button combination is pressed.. it does its job, i didnt want to install a separate button into my controller for turning on and off



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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:48 AM

This is just one mans opinion, but wouldnt it be possible to turn the buttons into one big switch? like connect the yellow wire to where button X sends firing signals... then where button X gets its ground wire to button Y and do the same until you have all the buttons you want to hit in combination and then wire the last buttons ground to the ground on the controller... so when you press them all at once it creates a closed loop and turns your xbox on/off

I have no idea if/how this would work, but its just a theory i'v been plotting ph34r.gif

#5 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:52 AM

that is exactly what I was thinking actually I was just wondering if in theory it would work cause if it did.. I would prefer that to a separate button.. no getting pissed and throwing the controller and shutting down ur xbox and causing more anger for this guy

I am just having troubles seeing where the ground on those buttons are cause the trigger is covering it.. and i cant figure out how to take the trigger out without unsoldering and i dont want to unsolder it for nothing

#6 wziggy101

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:52 AM

that is a great idea. i don't know how to do it, but it sounds like it should work. what you could do tho if you dont like a big ugly switch is wire a switch under the jewel on the controller so you dont see it. that would be pretty cool i think

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:56 AM

or you could just... not... throw... your... controller... huh.gif

#8 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 04:00 AM

haha come on that takes the fun out of the xbox tongue.gif

nah i havent thrown the controller of my xbox yet.
but man... my nes and snes both took quite a beating

haha nah i just dont want the button id rather the igr way

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 04:07 AM

I know, it's actually a really cool Idea....

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 05:15 AM

cool idea, only prob is when you throw your controller on the floor while bouncing it inputs B,X,white,back,L,black and your xbox powers down your screwed!! ok so what if that will never happen.

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:16 AM

really cool idea...but what do you have against adding a switch?

#12 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:22 AM

meh just wanna do something new is all

I tried the mod... sort of a problem... when I start up my xbox everything runs fine, (right now i am just testing with one button) when I press the button the xbox resest.. if I press and hold the button the xbox shuts off.. but when i press the button while the xbox is off it does not do anything.. same with when i press and hold

now the other problem is.. if the xbox is in the off state and I plug the controller into the xbox it will turn it on.. and when i shut the xbox off using the power button on the xbox... it just turns right back on.. any ideas on whats goin on here? did i maybe use the wrong ground on the button?

#13 ecoli

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:35 AM

nm i figured it out.. i was using the wrong pin for the yellow wire

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 11:51 AM

couldnt this be programmed into the bios like IGR is?? (i think!!)

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 01:16 PM

dude....you have to stick a switch in your controller
i got 2 in mine and i got them in PERFECTLY
looks better then before even with the nice button fit.

looks professional cool.gif




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