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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:41 PM
I do not believe in cutting the case or any serious cuts cause I like mine to look as stock as possible.
First you will need a USB Extension cable that you are willing to cut up.
next you will need a 15 watt soldering iron flux and solder.
Now you want to take your Xbox360 Slim apart
If you currently have a 4gb Internal memory module you will need to unplug it. (Make sure you get your files off it and put on another device before you remove it.)
Now you will need to run the half of your extension cable that is female through the side pieces of the case and through the hole near the Internal Wireless adapter. (I had to make the hole a little larger with a screw driver)
Now you will need to prep your wiring to be soldered to the correct spots on the 360 main board and of course you will want to hot glue the wires to secure them. Here is the wiring Diagram:
And here is what mine looked like when I completed the soldering:
Now once this is completed I recommend testing the connector and if all tests ok then you can reassemble your Xbox360 Slim. As the picture shows it will show the plug hanging out. I used double sided tape to hold my cygnos360 switch and now the usb plug for this mod. Works great.
And that’s it. You are now done. You can now use any hard drive and it will show up were the 4GB Memory Unit was showing. When you first plug the hard drive in and go to the Storage section it will show as “Unformatted”, If you have anything on the hard drive or memory card make sure you back it up cause the data could be erased when the 360 Formats it. I tested this on my Stock nand as you can see from the video and also on my RGH nand and it works on both. Use on Xbox Live at your own risk. We never know what Microsoft will look for when banning a console. I am currently using mine on the Stock Xbox Live Dash with no problems as of today since I did the mod.
If you do this mod and you are using a 250GB console or Special Edition Console and you cannot see the internal memory in your storage area then you may have a KV on your console that has the Internal Memory unit disabled. If this is the case you will need to Reset Glitch Hack your console and use a keyvault from a 4gb slim to build your new RGH image so it will be enabled. However you cannot go on Xbox Live with RGH consoles.
Big +REP and Thank you to "tom_cranks" for showing this mod to us and helping to get it out there.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:43 AM
Looks like the 4gb model might be the way to go,......if I ever upgrade.
On a side note,....blast your box with a can of air.......... its so dusty,... I almost sneezed lol
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:33 PM
Better yet you could get one of those USB to 2.5" SATA HDD enclosures and put the connector in place of the stock HDD Sata cable.
I really like this idea. It basically lets you have a HDD of any size while still appearing to be stock.
It's sad to say that MS would probably ban you for this, but I suppose that waits to be seen.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:25 PM
and here they are:
I will probably be doing this when I get a better drive then the 40gb I have on it now.
here is what mine looks like in the system storage area:
Edited by Antman1, 26 April 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:09 PM
Oh wow, is he really stacking the HDDs on top of each other? That's a great way of shortening their lifespan.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:50 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:23 AM
You can't just replace the hard drive. There are system checks on any hard drive on that port. If the correct hddss.bin is not present, the drive will not show up in dash.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:06 PM
If you want the HDD to turn off and not be seen by the Stock Dash, keeping it stealth from Xbox live you can add a relay with your Dual boot RGH setup. Here is a diagram showing how to connect this mod with a Dual Boot setup using the Cygnos360v2 board. I left mine connected so it can be seen by the stock dash, but some said they want the Xbox Live dash not to see the HDD on the MU port. Here is the diagram on how to do this with your RGH Dual Boot setup:
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:05 PM
Oh, did you mean instead of having the standard hard drive cable going to the hard drive location, to replace that with a USB-SATA adapter soldered to the motherboard? So, for example, the hard drive in an enclosure would not be connecting to the motherboard directly, but rather to the memory unit controller via the USB converter.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:19 AM
Edited by Bandit5317, 07 May 2012 - 07:20 AM.
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