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#1 menelik

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:24 PM

Ok guys,

i have no testers yes but modded a few drives with this mod. it seems that this mod makes it possible to read every media you put into. i only have a abslutely minimal performance loss for dvds - drive didnt find one of my games on the first attempt, but on the second. moreover i dont know anythig of long term damages etc, but i dont believe it hurts your xbox or your drive.
i've written the first real tutorial about it - report me any errors etc.

btw, dont start flaming around....if you find a bug just post it.

mitschnacker@gmx.net

here you go, its kinda christmas or?:

http://www.paccforce...l_GDR-8163B.pdf


Mod EDIT: New URL since the one above is 404'ing - http://www.xbox100.c...l_GDR-8163B.pdf

Edited by deadparrot, 25 May 2007 - 03:55 PM.


#2 networkBoy

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:28 PM

Overall I'd say 8/10
Good work, one typo:
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4 1k Ohm Resistor 1/4 Watt, I advise you 1206 SMD Capacitors. 3 of them are only for security reasons, 1 is essential for the CD Support.


Shouldn't that be resistors? ph34r.gif
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#3 menelik

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:31 PM

huh, how did that typo come in? wink.gif thx

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:51 PM

Wow! This is a HUUUGE breakthrough in xbox mods! I can't wait to try it!!

Thank you so much for your contribution! beerchug.gif

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:58 PM

at last one who thinks like me....i donnt wanna sound arrogant, also because i only added the cd support,but the major problem which we had since the xbox came out was the bad drive. every drive had its disadvantages, this drive have a minimal disadvantage if it works fine which still has to be tested. maybe this mod will drop the prices of all original drives on ebay muhaha.gif

Edited by menelik, 22 May 2005 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2005 - 04:23 PM

Nice work. Just a few tips/corrections...

As I understand it, the old, "unfixed" flasher does not work AT ALL, with any drives, old or new.

Both of the 5V lines, both of the 12V lines, and all three of the ground lines should be connected up. The cheap, crappy yellow (or brown) wires cannot carry enough current singly so multiple wires are required. Without them the drive may not be able to draw enough current to operate properly (have you noticed any of your wires getting warm? This is why).

Finally, you can cut away the protruding parts at the front of the drive to get the tray to sit flush with the front of the Xbox. That little piece of circuit board that sticks out doesn't have any circuitry that we're using anymore and the metal tabs that form the front part of the case are only there for the PC face plate.


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Posted 22 May 2005 - 04:39 PM

@wenid

you are right with the wires, a y-splitter for example has much stronger wires, but as long MS doesnt need a stronger one (ok, maybe they split up 12v on two wires) and my drives work fine with them (over a few months now) i wont make them stronger. but i will add this advise to my mod.
i know that he front pcb can be cut, but i wanted to present the easiest options, you would also win just 1mm, you would had to cut some metal too to get the 3 mm.

i thaught that the firmware you presented was made to fit on your older drive, as your drive worked fine. as the unfixed one is faulty i will add this too. thanks

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:55 PM

wires running power shouldnt get warm. overkill is the way to go when it comes to selecting the size/gauge for wires intended for power. Its safer and more efficient. Wire too small causes excess heat and voltage loss. This is all a bit trivial, I dont think MS used wiring that is 'dangerously' undersized, but using a Y-splitter is a better idea.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:56 PM

This is simply awsome!

My next investment will be in a 8163b, easy!

It would be great with some better pictures for the manual though. Try using the makro function on your camera if you have one wink.gif

thanks to wenid and TruBB too who have worked very hard on this.

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#10 menelik

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:00 PM

my mobile phone and my flatbed scanner dont have a makro feature wink.gif

better pics will follow

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:16 PM

lol =)

well... I'll be waiting =)

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:26 PM

Indeed for the poor frenchies of gueux.be
we are waiting for better pictures

Hope talk to you soon

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:03 PM

Excellent work!

And the drives are dirt-cheap, better than the Samsung 616Ts were, and easier to find...
$23 at Newegg

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:42 PM

Will this drive work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...ssPageName=WDVW



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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:46 PM

@pikkon
it should work yes.




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