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#1 mr bloink

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:51 PM

i posted this a while ago on llamma's forums but i never got round to putting it on here.

well here is the best tutorial on how to do this that i hav seen in a while (all the others had corrupted pics or they where of bad quality)


This is a tutorial on how to internalize your stock 360 hard disk drive.

Disclaimer
I do not take any responsibilities for your mistakes on this mod. It can be tough soldering to the small points so i would not recommend doing this if you have no experience soldering. This will void you 360's warrantee and your hard disk drives warrantee.

Ok, now down to the mod!

This is my first tutorial so go easy on me.

Ok.

Tools and equipment that you will need:

- a sata data cable
- a sata power cable
- (instead of buying each separately i bought a sata data and power cable)
- wire
- electrical tape
- soldering iron
- solder
- t10, t9, t8,& t6 screw bits
- 360
- 360 hdd
- hot glue and hot glue gun or something of this nature
- and above all, PATIENTS

How to do the mod:

First, Get your HDD, t6 and t10 screw-bits, and your sata power and data cable

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Then, you need to locate these screws and unscrew them with your t6 bit

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here is the drive without the screws

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then you have to unscrew these screws with a t10 screw bit

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this is what it looks like when the metal bit is off

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here is the hdd when its out of the case

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i tested to see it the cable i was using fit

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yes it its


more!

this is the mess i have made after taking the 360 case appart. i am not going to tell you how to do this because its simple and its in a tut on here already.

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This is the power side

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this is the data side

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there are seven pins on the outside, pin #7 is on the side where the drop is located in this pic

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I cut the data side where i showed you above and found 8 wires. i twisted the 2 middle wires together. i then made sticky things to label the wires. numbered 1-7. remember 7 = the drop!

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then i cut the molex side off and cut down the yellow and black wires which are 12volts and its -. the red and black are 5 volts and its -. these are what the hdd will use.

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this is where to solder on the bottom side of the motherboard under where the hdd normally connects. pin # 14 isnt used so DO NOT SOLDER ANYTHING TO IT!!!!!!!. pick one 5 volt and one -.

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this is what mine looked like once i was done soldering. i used brown for positive and red for the negative.sorry about that.

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and more!

this is where i ran the wire

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I had to cut the little prong on the left side of my fan so that the fan could fit in.

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this is where i would place it if i where you

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place it between the two red lines i highlighted

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there we go i am done. thank you for reading and i hope you do this and are successful. if it works for you, feel free to post your pics and suggestions!

remember make sure that no 2 points are bridged or bad things can happen.


thanks for reading!


#2 king360

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:10 PM

I think this mods has been on before. But anyway great tut

#3 mr bloink

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:12 PM

i no its been done b4 but i couldnt find any tuts on it so i made my own

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 09:00 PM

i didnt think my tutorial was

(all the others had corrupted pics or they where of bad quality)

and i think u made it way more complicated then it is

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:41 PM

Ohh, that is nice! No need for the adapter that is already there, looks much cleaner.

Does this work with a seperate power cable and data cable? Is it like a normal big hdd or is both in one contact?

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:31 AM

kool!

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:01 AM

u dont need a full one, u can use seperate power and data ones, but i prefer the combo because it looks cleaner.

i did not make it to complicated, i just made a lot of pics 4 the visual learners out there

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 10:33 AM

Very well done my friend, atleast you can see the pics in this one.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(mr bloink @ Feb 12 2007, 02:08 AM) View Post

u dont need a full one, u can use seperate power and data ones, but i prefer the combo because it looks cleaner.

i did not make it to complicated, i just made a lot of pics 4 the visual learners out there

Ah, ok! smile.gif

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:38 AM

QUOTE(popballz @ Feb 11 2007, 10:07 PM) View Post

i didnt think my tutorial was

(all the others had corrupted pics or they where of bad quality)

and i think u made it way more complicated then it is




i dis agree its no more complicated than the other 2 tuts that were done. i think the previous 2 tuts also have some pics missing now so this is nice reminder

anyways got any picks of the soldered joints?


meh never mind pics were taking a while to load

Edited by sheepie, 13 February 2007 - 01:40 AM.


#11 lpezster

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:04 AM

Best guide ive read, but i am a little confused about where the power is gonna be soldered?


I hate the looks of the hdd, hehe..

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:41 AM

Im gone do mines. But I think is the most Professional lookin' tutorial on here. Good job man.

Edited by Infamous Ob, 13 February 2007 - 10:43 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:09 PM

Someone should lock this thread. Great work and VERY interesting if you want to upgrade your core to a premium with a cheap Western Digitial HDD, via the hddhackr tool ! I'll post a link to this thread in the readme.txt file in my new version, that is planned for release this week.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(TheSpecialist @ Feb 13 2007, 06:16 PM) View Post

Someone should lock this thread. Great work and VERY interesting if you want to upgrade your core to a premium with a cheap Western Digitial HDD, via the hddhackr tool ! I'll post a link to this thread in the readme.txt file in my new version, that is planned for release this week.

Lock it? Why not link to it from the ultimate guide thread thingy.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(lpezster @ Feb 13 2007, 07:23 PM) View Post

Lock it? Why not link to it from the ultimate guide thread thingy.


Link to it lock it, whatever, just as long as it stays visible smile.gif I think this is some nice work and a very well written tutorial that can be interesting to a lot of people.




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