Xbox Slim Lcd 7 Inch Screen Build Up
Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
This will be started on Saturday 7th July from 9am - 9pm. Australian Eastern Standard Time. Please check back often on the day to see the progress.
The plan is to show a step by step full tutorial of how I will be building this case. Every step will be shown with pictures / video in one topic. The entire build will be filmed. ( YouTube will show important parts of the build )
Starting with disassembly of the Xbox Slim case, moulding the screen into the side of the Xbox Slim case and finishing with a coat of paint. Everything will be shown so you can attempt this mod yourself. What to buy, where to buy, how to wire everything will be shown and answered.
Everything I need has already been bought and delivered.
Starting the topic up now to get some interest and look forward to any ideas you have. Especially the colour. I would like to go with a single colour but have not decided, feel free to give me an idea.
Below is my first Xbox 360 S case with built in screen. Have a few new ways of doing things and should be a lot quicker now that i have everything before I start and it has been done before.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:56 PM
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:24 AM
Awesome, looking forward to this weekend now. I'll be keeping an eye on the progress. Speed modding, 12hrs to complete mod but not for paint to cure right?
That's the only problem. I'll have to put it all back together on Sunday. Painting will be finished Saturday thou.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:01 AM
Brand new Xbox 360 S 4GB, i have added a 250GB from a previous case as 4GB is never enough, some games require more then that just to be able to play ( Halo 4 ) a cheaper way is a USB up to 16GB limit.
Start time is 10:07am Saturday 7th of July. I will be keeping the stop watch running the whole day to see how far i can get in the 12 hours. I am expecting to get it all done, will have to wait till Sunday to put it back together after the paint is cured.
7 Inch Screen, i will link you to the screen that i am using on eBay.
The frame comes off easily, i keep using these same screens because I know how it works.
They are a lot easier to wire to the Xbox then it looks, video will be show along with pictures.
Right now 40 minutes into the build. Pictures and video will be delayed.
Top of the Xbox insert flat blade where i have and lever it back to get the top grill out, there are a tonne of YouTube videos showing how to open the case, i will show the basics with a couple tricks.
Keep using the flat blade to pry open the clips, you will break some small pieces just take your time
This is the sweet spot, right underneath the warranty sticker, press down and it will pop out the two sides.
Once one of the sides is off, remove the 5 larger screws from the case to release the other side.
When removing the faceplate be careful of the blue ribbon. If you rip this you will have problems.
Stripped in 10 minutes.
Pile of stuff left over not needing paint or modding
Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:00 AM
Hour and 15 minutes ready for primer. Light sand with 400 grit paper to give the primer something to stick too.
When cutting the section out for the screen ( or a basic window mod ) keep an idea where the mounting points and clips go on, don't cut these out of the case, the case won't be a good fit after you start cutting these out.
Lay some tape down before you cut on the plastic with a Dremel, as you cut the plastic melts back onto the case and more work is needed to take it off again. With the tape it melts on to that and peels off easily. All little things like this save you a heap of prep and sanding work.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:27 AM
Taped around the edges
Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:12 AM
Drilled the two holes for the 3.5mm headphone / speaker jack and the switch for the component output.
Almost finished smoothing out the frame, one more skim coat of filler and its ready for primer. still not sure on colour, I might just end up painting it black, have less then an hour till the shops close for paint. Ill keep making these so I can paint it different another time.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:24 AM
Final coat, i wanted to go for a matte finish with a bit of texture to the paint.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:45 PM
What voltage does the LCD run at? 12v?
Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:50 PM
Audio and Video Pinout
An hour to go
Finished with 22 minutes spare.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:30 PM
Will post more detail on wiring later on.
Audio and Video Pinout
This looks amazing!
I'm itching to do one of these but I don't really know the wiring stuff...
Did you post the wiring yet somewhere?
Thanks and congratulations!
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