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#1 johnney5


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Posted 17 May 2003 - 05:58 PM

Its always a bitch taking that white power cable out of harddrives, especially in the xbox cuz thers only that tiny amount of space. I usually use a screwdriver or something to pull it out. I think a few times i tugged on it using the colored wires. I noticed last night while my xbox was on (the case was off) that there wer peices of the wire sticking out of one of the wires, prolly from me yanking on it......

SOOooooo...... Being a dumbass i grab the screwdriver next to me, and attempt to push down the little peices of wire back into the hole... *SPARK* *brr.....* xbox powers down

me: "shit"

things going thru my head-
Nvida chip burned out
Harddrive burned out
Fucked power supply
There goes my game saves......
At least it wasnt my 120 gig......
I think i still got my eeprom saved on PC....

^all that in like 5 seconds

Powered up, Blob animation so i knew that the mobo was working, X2 logo = modchip works, Halo booted = dvd drive working, campaign mode, i see all my master cheifs = hdd working.

Now im sure this could have been a lot worse, just warning everyone, use common sense when fcking with the xbox while its on.

And stay in school. And dont do drugs.


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Posted 17 May 2003 - 09:37 PM

when I was fixing all the broken traces on my mobo I think my box shorted itself out and turned off like 30 times... I didn't let it phase me smile.gif

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 12:50 AM

Common sense 101:

UNPLUG the damn thing before you do ANYTHING!!!

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 01:37 AM

Yup theres a warning sticker on xbox harddrive tray too.

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 02:02 AM

good rule is to never have ur xbox on when teh case is open.. saves u from alot of problems.

you could have just grounded the wire too, that may be why nothing messed up

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 09:36 AM

disconnect power and also wait for the capacitors to discharge........you wont die if u touch them but be scared a lot!!! don't try it!!!!

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