X3ir Share Ir Eye With Dvd Dongle (?)
Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:52 AM
I tried this with the X3IR but no go. My particular setup I have the MS DVD Dongle hardwired after a USB hub. Initially i thought this was the problem, but I soldered the IR eye back onto the dongle, and it worked fine. Put the Diode and wire in place, no go.
Anyone know any trick to it?
Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:48 PM
The tutorial you snagged that pic off (by twistedsymphony), well he has helped me alot via email and i asked him this question (after trying the diode like the XERC and failing), and this was his response:
>Well different IR receivers need different electronics to work different, I've used a xIR receiver with the >dongle and it required a transistor to work properly, the XERC receiver needs a diode, I guess the X3 IR >needs something else. I've never tested the XERC myself, another XS member figured it out and passed on >the info to me so I could add it to my tutorial. Similarly the creator of the xIR was able to look at how his >receiver worked and pass on how to interface that... I don't have the equipment necessary to figure out how >to interface them so even if I had access to an X3 IR I probably wouldn't be able to figure it out unless I had >some lucky guesses.
>If I were to take a guess I would say it probably uses a signal inverted from what the dongle is looking for. So >if you were to get an NPN transistor and wire it up as an inverter it might work..
>You might have some luck just asking around the Xecuter forums to see if anyone has any ideas. Though >typically when I go to them with technical questions I'm met with blank stares.
Well, im pretty competant with electronics and an inverter isn't hard to implement (google it!). But i didnt bother, incase it didnt work out. I actually didnt even bother searching the X3 forums. My box was in pieces and i needed it up and running quicktime.
I just detatched the eye off the MS dongle, and mounted it at the front of my case behind the clear plastic (got a crystal case). There's a perfect spot. if you go horizontal to the right of the dvd tray front, (above the eject button), behind the case theres a perfect little spot to shove the diode in (its millimetre perfect!). wire up an led next to it that blinks when you press a button and you're sorted. There's a tutorial for the LED but in simple, wire the long leg of the LED to the red (5.5v) pin on the dongle board with a resistor in series of course. and the ground you can just connect to the ground pin of the IR LED (since the led will be next to it).
Before i finish, i just wanna big up TS because he was a gigantic help, and fast email response. If you're reading, cheers TS!
Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:11 PM
I was just trying to keep it cleaner and get it down to one. From what you and TS describe, it would *probably* work, but I personally am sick of working on this project and just want it done, so I'll go the two-ir-receiver route.
Thanks for the comments! I was expecting to be greated with the same "blank stare" that TS describes in the xecutor forums
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:28 PM
from what I read on falz personal website ( http://falz.net/xboxcase/irusbwiring ) he attempted this mod but it never worked properly. I haven't found any other information on the internet about using a single eye for both x3ir and dvd dongle so I'm very eager to find a solution. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
well.. nevermind, I think I found what I was looking for on this thread at team-xecuter's forums
Edited by NeOnRaBbIt, 29 July 2010 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:16 PM
If you get this working can you please post here. I tried this as well, but with different model transistor, and I am not sure if :
a ) I am an idiot
b ) the different transistor made a difference
c ) the diagram is not correct
but I couldn't get it to work.
I would appreciate a confirmation of my sanity, or at least I would know for sure i was an idiot!
Edited by pattythefatty, 30 July 2010 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:33 AM
If you have Rev.A, check this post: http://www.team-xecu...mp;postcount=11.
It should say on either side of the dongle pcb what revision you are. Actually.. I dont kno if RevA even says its so, but Rev.B definitely states it. So if you see nothing, try the transistor as mentioned in that post.
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