How to build an usb connector on your X360 Memory unit guide V1.0
(the quick and dirty way and on your own risk!!!!!)
1. Wire cutters (small)
3. Small soldering Iron
4. Small Dril (Dremel)
1. Usb cable (not to thick)
2. Voltage regulator LM 1084 3.3 (fixed 3.3Volts!!!!!!!)
3. 2X resistor 33 Ohms (1/8 watt or bigger)(almost every 33 Ohms resistor will do)
4. Shrink tube
5. Very small box
If you have evenything needed you will be up and running within 15 minutes
Lest build it!!
1. Take the usb cable and remove the unwanted side so that you end up with an Male A connector and a piece of wire (leave it up to you how long you want to make the cable)
2. Cut the cable in half again and strip the three ends, put a little solder on the twelve wires so they will solder a lot easyer while working with delicate electronics
3. Find out the pinout of the cable using the multimeter and this site(USB
The fun about this is that certain manufacturers change the colors of the cables so this is very important
!!!!, write it down on a piece of paper and recheck!!
4. Take the two pieces of cable and solder the two wires for Data+ using one of the resistors, and then the same for Data-(dont forget the shrink tube)
5. The legs of the voltage regulator are very long, leave about 5 milimeters per pin and cut the rest off.
6. Solder both ground wires to the ground terminal on the voltage regulator (dont forget the shrink tube)
7. Solder the 5vdc wire (the one with the USB connector) to the input pin of the voltage regulator(dont forget the shrink tube)
8. Solder the last wire (our new 3.3Volt Wire) to the output pin of the voltage regulator(dont forget the shrink tube)
9. Mount the voltage regulator in the little box with some kind of cable restriction.
10. While making sure you dont cause any short circuit, connect the cable to your usb connector on your pc and mesure the voltage on the ground and the new 3.3v wire, this should read about 3.3volts(otherwise take it apart and start again)
10. Open up the memory unit without
any sharp tools , make sure not to put any stress on the grey connector as it breaks of quite easy. (goes easyer if you first remove the little metal plate)
11. Make a hole in the plastic cover to guide your wires through, after that solder the wires the following way to the connector pins on the inside(ofcourse leaving the little board intact and connected)
From top to bottom with the xbox360 standing up
Connector - Wire
Pin 1 - Ground
Pin 2 - Data+
Pin 3 - Data-
Pin 4 - 3.3Volt
12. Close up the memory unit and test, Windows should recognise two new devices it doesn't have drivers for, maby i'll write another little guide for that soon.
Thanks goes out to all the people who helped gathering with the info
Crb0621 for starting the topic
Rustmonkey for the mesurements
Lukecalypso, Willpower101, JoHnnyTK36, etc etc for testing
Feel free to add pictures etc and repost as long as the guide keeps readable and correct