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#1 Bayoubengal85

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:37 AM

I just got my X3. Before I install it though, I wanna make sure I take care of the 5v pin correctly. I read (in these forums) about people taping it up, cutting it off, and various other methods to ensure that it won't touch the board and short out. My question is, which would be the best way to take care of it, so that it won't give me any problems down the road?

P.S.-I have a v1.0 xbox

#2 statikshock

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:41 AM

I'd say clip it off as low as you can and then put a little tape over it. there isn't really a best method, its more jsut a preference

#3 maxpower2001

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:40 AM

i'm not familiar with any problems with the 5v pin.

Are you talking about the 5v pin attached to the chip itself? the 5v pin on the pin header? What exactly is the problem?

I've installed tons of x2.6 and a few x3 but i haven't done anything different to the 5v pin. Can someone please explain what the problem is?

thanks a lot.



#4 statikshock

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:49 AM

what he is refering to is the 5v pin on the X3 chip itself.
if you don't have a v1.6 XBox then you don't need to use this pin.
however, sometimes this 5v pin can short out the motherboard by coming into contact with the motherboard.
this is because the chip is so low when pushed onto the Pogo pins.

#5 Bayoubengal85

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:07 AM

Thanks for the input.

#6 thepurpledino

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:24 AM

The X3 shorting out issue is mainly with Wire installs. So, if you do a pin header, you should be fine.

But, additional Electric tape wont hurt anything!




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