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#1 hand_of_LAW

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 08:53 PM

Forgive me if this has been answered before but I couldnt find the exact info I need.

Have just recieved my 3rd box a translucent green LE love.gif and am wondering how much of the sheilding can be safely taken out, ive removed the top bit in my other boxes but I think it would look great with all the sheilding gone (even the bottom) from this newest one, can it be done safely and who has done it.

Already ordered mucho lighting for this box and want it to shine thru all sides.

thanx in advance

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#2 gl012yk

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 09:02 PM

you can move the top part of it off. it is useless.

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 09:20 PM

you can ditch all the metal sheiding. plenty of us on here have no sheilding whatsover so if you have a trans box i'd ditch it all. it would look great. pretty sure the only point of it all was so M$ would comply with FCC laws for RF interferance.

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:49 PM

it depends where you are... how much radio interfearance the xbox experiences...

if your xbox is at home I wouldn't worry about it...

but if you're on a military base or a hospital... I'd leave it on wink.gif

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:52 PM

i revmoved all of mine and i have no problems, except when someone gets a cell phone call within a few feet and then the tv goes to static but basically its perfectly fine, and plus you save alot of weight

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 10:57 PM

you can remove all the sheilding with no trouble...the only thing you might have to worry about is the new Wireless-A. It might interfear with the box a little due to the high freq. Wireless B and G is just fine...

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:05 PM

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you save alot of weight


are you sure... rolleyes.gif
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Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:13 PM

the metal sheilding does have some weight to it, after i removed all the sheilding, my xbox did seem noticably lighter

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:38 AM

heh

the aluminum has like no weight
not even a pound
so its not really noticable

and yes the metal shielding is mainly there to comply with fcc

however.. if you used a doorbell remote ud realise it is actualy there for a reason

wiht teh shielding off the remote works from like 100 feet away

with it on, like an inch away maybe...
think of all the frequencies leaking from the xbox?

not really that good

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:43 AM

I thought that the screws that held the motherboard down, made contact with the motherboard, then the aluminum case under it to provide grounding? Or does it just get its ground from the screws?

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:47 AM

it gets grounding from the lil black wire from the power supply which is then ran to the outlet of your house which is ran to a fusebox which is grounded to the pole outside which is probably at least in the US grounded at a power station some where wink.gif

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 03:49 AM

Then why are some screw holes on the motherboard marked as ground? ph34r.gif

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:02 AM

The entire case becomes a common ground as are the screw holes that attach to it.

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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:19 AM

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it gets grounding from the lil black wire from the power supply which is then ran to the outlet of your house which is ran to a fusebox which is grounded to the pole outside which is probably at least in the US grounded at a power station some where 


Well, it doesn't have a true "earthed" ground. The black leads from the PSU are just used to create a common ground throughout the Xbox. It is called a ground, and in a sense it is, but it is not grounded in the manner you suggested.

If I am wrong, then please correct me.

Edited by polyesterjones, 23 March 2004 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2004 - 04:24 AM

QUOTE (polyesterjones @ Mar 23 2004, 06:19 AM)
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it gets grounding from the lil black wire from the power supply which is then ran to the outlet of your house which is ran to a fusebox which is grounded to the pole outside which is probably at least in the US grounded at a power station some where 


Well, it doesn't have a true "earthed" ground. The black leads from the PSU are just used to create a common ground throughout the Xbox. It is called a ground, and in a sense it is, but it is not grounded in the manner you suggested.

If I am wrong, then please correct me.

With a name like that.. how can you possibly be wrong? wink.gif




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