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#1 socrates

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:28 PM

This mod looks simple enough but im a little confuesed, can i not just use a normal resistor? or do i have to use a surface mounted one?
And is it really hard to do those small soldering spots/

http://www.xbox-scen...es/amberled.php




Edited by socrates, 12 November 2004 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:30 PM

Oh and i have no way of getting a new resistor at this time but i have old vcr's that i pull resistors off and use them for mods, but i just want to make sure, what is the worst case scenario if i hook a wrong size resitor to this mod? will it just not work? i dont wanna blow anything up and i have no way of testing the resisters to see what ohm they are sad.gif

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:36 PM

What mod?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:51 PM

..................fuck...sorry lol

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:03 PM

itz easy

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:04 PM

well, a resistor is a resistor is a resistor.

I'm pretty sure, though, they want you to use a surface mount because the points of contact are so close together, meaning there is probably a good chance that with beginner soldering skill, it would be easy to short the connection with too much solder, or not make a solid connection with not enough.

Just trust your skills and use a regular resistor, but be sure to tape it off so it doesn't short with anything else on the board (I'm guessing)

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:09 PM

Ok cool so it would be ok to use a normal resistor, now what about if i use a resistor that isnt the right ohm? will it just not work or will i fry the xbox?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:35 PM

K i got an ass load of resistors all over this vcr board lol which one would i use for this? like what colors?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:22 PM

From the tutorial's instructions, it appears you want to use a 10k OHM.

This stuff might help...

A chart to help with identifying what is what:
http://www.radioshac...de/c04-p143.pdf

A pic of a 10k ohm resistor:
user posted image

word.

Edited by defmonk, 12 November 2004 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:41 PM

ohmy.gif sweeeeeet biggrin.gif thanks man smile.gif

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:08 PM

no prob, bob.

always remember, google is your friend.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:35 PM

Ok either i used the wrong kinda resistor or i put solder on both sides of tha trv32 on the mobo, cause it tursn on and runs fine but no hdd led activity and it wont turn off now, i pus the power button and nadda and it wont turn on then too im assuming cause it comes on by itself as soon as i plug it in lol is this somthing that i might have fried or did i just not get a good enough connection between the 2?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:46 PM

Ok see this pic here? i got solder across that whole thing (the little guy the wire is attached too wink.gif) and i think it connected to the otherside of its self, is that gunna cause these problems?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:50 PM

Maybe if you could post a pic of your board, it might be easier to see what happened.

From looking at the tutorial, some things aren't very clear. First of all, the order of steps to accomplish the mod aren't present; no step-by-step to it at all.

The pictures do not have enough detail to properly indicate where that red wire is soldered to in the first photo. It looks as though it's soldered to both sides of the resistor; not making any sense at all.

Hope you can get some clarification, as this mod sounds like it could be pretty smooth looking.

Good luck.

Edited by defmonk, 12 November 2004 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (socrates @ Nov 12 2004, 12:49 PM)
i got solder across that whole thing (the little guy the wire is attached too wink.gif) and i think it connected to the otherside of its self, is that gunna cause these problems?

It will cause major problems if your solder covers both ends of the resistor, connecting the two by a bridge of solder; it will create a short in the circut and completely bypass the resistance.

Is that what you mean?

PS: Just a thought... You might want to consider changing the title of this thread to the actual name of the modification you are doing. You might find that by doing that, you may get more users to offer their expertise on the subject.

Edited by defmonk, 12 November 2004 - 06:59 PM.





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