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#1 RocafellaSqualie

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:10 AM

In about an hour, i'm going to Radio Shack to refill on my modding supplies. While i'm there, i'm planning on buying a relay for hardwiring the DVD Dongle to my Xbox.

I looked through the selection on the website and seen a few but don't know which one is a 4PDT

The link to the search is here -> Searchword: Relay

The tutorial i'm using is here -> Tutorial by twistedsymphony

If anybody could help me out by posting a link to the correct one before I leave, I would really appreciate it. smile.gif

Thanks

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:46 AM

That tut is outdated, use this pic
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All need to do is put a SPDT relay on the green wire, everything else you just hook straight to eachother. It is really easy, and plus the SPDT relay at radio shack is alot cheaper.


#3 Arjun

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:55 AM

Anyone want to make me one with everything installed? tongue.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:01 AM

I've never seen that mini-tut before blink.gif

Thanks FoxRacR17! beerchug.gif

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Arjun, when I make mines, if it comes out very good, i'll let ya know wink.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:45 AM

Dont thank my, thank twistedsymphony, that what made by him, i'm just letting you know he made an easier way of doing it. biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 04:17 AM

QUOTE(FoxRacR17 @ Mar 25 2005, 06:52 PM)
That tut is outdated, use this pic
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All need to do is put a SPDT relay on the green wire, everything else you just hook straight to eachother.  It is really easy, and plus the SPDT relay at radio shack is alot cheaper.

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Where do I solder that blue wire to on the controller port.

#7 RocafellaSqualie

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE(FoxRacR17 @ Mar 25 2005, 06:51 PM)
Dont thank my, thank twistedsymphony, that what made by him, i'm just letting you know he made an easier way of doing it.  biggrin.gif

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Sorry about that. I want to thank FoxRacR17 for posting the pic in this topic & twistedsymphony for making the tutorial beerchug.gif

I have one question though:
I soldered the wires to the relay, but where does the blue wire go on the controller port? Is that the ground wire or somewhere on the controller port that I solder it to?

Also, could I cut the poles on the diode to make it shorter & does it matter which way I connect the diode to the wires on the relay or does it have to be soldered to the correct ends?

Thanks for any help smile.gif

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE(Arjun @ Mar 26 2005, 01:01 AM)
Anyone want to make me one with everything installed?  tongue.gif

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Where are you at?
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I used the old tut and it worked fine for me.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 08:50 PM

1)Yes it does matter which way the diode goes, if you look at the pic i posted, you will see that there is a little silver mark on the diode towards the red wire. If you buy a diode at radioshack like i did, there will be a silver mark just like that one.

2)Yes, the blue wire connectes to the metal sheilding around the controller port you wish to do this to. Make sure that you isolate the port from the rest of the metal sheildin inside the xbox. Follow the old tut that you were going to in the first place. All you have to do is break of those 3 prong type things that stick out and touch the controller port. And what i did was wrap the controller port sheilding in electical tape to make sure it does not connect with the other sheilding.

3)One last piece of advice, i have heard that it does not matter which way you connect the + and - to on the relay, but the one i got from radioshack only worked one way. It was almost like there was a + and - on the relay. So what i did was get a 9v batter and found out which of the coil sides was postive and negative and hooked it up to my xbox accordingly. Ex. the postive side of the coil to the psu, and the negative to the shielding on the controller port.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 10:10 PM

What is the diode for?


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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:46 PM

Thanks for the help FoxRacR17 biggrin.gif

I finally finished doing the mod, it's pretty kickass. Right after I asked about what position the diode goes in, i looked at the diode and took a glance at the pic posted. That's when i realized *Smacks self in forehead* "Why didn't I see that?"


About the diode:
Here's a link about them: http://electronics.h....com/diode3.htm

Edited by RocafellaSqualie, 26 March 2005 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:11 AM

Will this diode work?

Radio Shack Diode

#13 RocafellaSqualie

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:19 AM

QUOTE(ruli00 @ Mar 26 2005, 07:17 PM)
Will this diode work?

Radio Shack Diode

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Yup, that's the one I bought. Comes in a pack of 2

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 03:46 AM

Thanks RocafellaSqualie


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Posted 27 March 2005 - 01:51 PM

I just did mines, I used the updated twistedsymphony tutorial.
Works like a charm. Can you find the IR sensor.

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I used a 5 VDC relay(275-240-Radio shack #) and a diode I had laying around.
The geek value of this Xbox whent up a notch. biggrin.gif

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