This is my first tutorial and I learn english only in school! But I hope you all will understand this tutorial!
There are many tutorials on how to mod a Samsung SD-616 Version T saying you could use the same tutorial to mod a Version F drive. And if someone uses one of those tutorial to a F drive …like me once upon a time… he will notice that the drive won’t work like it should! It took a long time untill someone told me to use ARAKON's tutorial (http://pirate.sparkhost.com/~arakon/samsung/fix.html) and this fix really helped me. Thanks to that guy and ARAKON…
Now you will probably think why am I writing this tut if everything is works?! The reason is that I’ve found a much better and more stable solution! With ARAKON’s mod you have to test each time you cut a piece of the white part in order to leave as much as possible uncut because the drive would never come out anymore untill you do it manually.
There are really many advantages of this solution!
Just in case somebody wants to know them:
- this method is foolproof (no exact cutting necessary)
- the tray will close untill its end
- if tray was closed untill its end, tray wouldn’t come out. This would also happen if you hold your drive upright while closing its tray, because the motor has not to work against the gravity and can turn much faster so the white part moves to much!
In this tutorial I’ll only focus on the fix for a Samsung SD-616F, because there are many tutorials explaining the rest!
Steps you should do first:
- Get the tutorial by NIC which is in PDF-Format. It has the headline “Complete Tutorial for Xbox DVD-ROM Replacement using SamSung SD-616T” and the filename is mostly samsung3.pdf. Do everything like explained! Just one thing you should pay attention for: in the tutorial is said that he has done some measuring on the connection of Tray-IN and Tray-OUT signals and he had to change them for his mod. I have done this mod twice and I would say you have to swap these signals always! For the connection to the yellow DVD power cable I’ve taken a small pinheader, connected all the necessary cable on it even 5V, 12V and GND and hot glued it on the backside of my 616F.
Now let’s start the fix:
And that’s all about the greatest fix so far!!
How to fit into an Xbox will follow
Edited by t0il3t, 08 December 2004 - 11:53 AM.