Xclamp removal on a working vulnerable 360... and water cooling... and firmware swapping!
(Really a homebrewer topic, but strangely these actions are linked together. Read below!)
My vulnerable xbox360, with added rj11 serial link plug is working fine (a summer 2006 model).
But before I decide to spend hours and hours coding a graphic driver, for exemple, I have to decide what I will do the day the console dies. I have the feeling I will just drop it entirely if it happens, because it will be too painful to go again through all the process of building a homebrew compatible 360...
So... I have the possibility to remove the XClamps now to lower the probability of such a catastrophe...
'Com' brought an idea on page 29 of the famous thread related to RBJTech's XClamps removal method 1.
I posted today to warn you that a nice new design (method 2) has emerged from that idea and schematic appears on page 29. It may not be as 'adjustable' as method 1, and thus may not be the right way to attempt to reverse the damage of a previous 'flex', but for a working console, for its purpose of just getting rid of the aberrant brutal forces applied by XClamps, I have the feeling it's just what we need.
So I post in development forum for people with working console that think about buying some 'insurance' rather than posting in hardware forum where people seek a way to 'repair' their console.
Method 1 is quite a specialist affair somehow, since you have to 'drill' and transform the big metallic heat sinks. The numerous pieces allow subtile adjustments. Heating is necessary.
Method 2 doesn't require drilling. Needs a low number of pieces. No heating needed (since console worked before).
Thanks to RBJTech & Com for the new method tutorial incoming...
Edited by openxdkman, 12 August 2007 - 03:36 PM.