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#1 NeO529

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Posted 19 July 2003 - 03:40 AM

Okay there seem to be some rumors about doing the 12v fan mod so I am gonna try and clear them up.
To do the 12v you can either by a 3 pin to 4 pin adapter to use power from the HD or the easier way IMO is to do this:

Cut the black wire right before it goes in the adapter for the motherboard. Now you can do this next thing in many different ways. What I did was twist the wire to itself and then make a little whole at the end so I could just slip it on the prong where it used to connect to through the connector. However, since it is connected directly, it is modded to 12v. I put some electrical tape around the side of the prong on top of the wire so it wouldnt come off. You can also just solder the wire to the prong but this way it easier to fix if somehow broken for me. HOWEVER, you can also splice a little bit of the outter coating off the black HDD wire and tie it to that. Many other people say you can put it under a screw and that will work but I havent tried that. Honestly, if you just put the black wire to any ground point on the motherboard it will work.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING WITH THE RED WIRE!!

#2 NeO529

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:49 AM

bump

#3 GamerBR

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 04:50 AM

no pictures?

#4 CgFreak™

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:00 AM

hey NeO529 i tried following your tutorial but i just dont know what the prong is blink.gif

this is what i did.

I cut the black cable that goes to the motherboard from the 12V Fan and screwed it to a screw on the motherboard so that it could be my ground then i got the HDD cable and plugged it on my cable adapters from the 12V Fan and when i go to turn on the XboX it turns on and then off and then on again and it blinks yellow and red

what am i doing wrong? i need help sad.gif

Edited by CgFreak™, 14 August 2003 - 12:01 AM.


#5 sk8ermike6789

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 12:25 AM

what, i thought the LED in the xbox was red, green, and amber, there is also a yellow??? or do you need glasses,J/P laugh.gif

youre not doing any thing wrong, but what i suggest you do is instead of putting the black wire on the screw, put in onthe metal sheilding on the case

#6 CgFreak™

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Posted 14 August 2003 - 10:33 PM

finally got it working biggrin.gif i just had to connect the black cable not on the screw but on any black cable from the HDD cable that did it biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 December 2003 - 08:09 AM

so pretty much...

you just yank the black wire that is connected to the Fan, and ground it to any black wire in the xbox?

from my "simple" understanding?

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:50 PM

i cut my black wire, stripped it, then taped it to the metal part of the xbox case with electrical tape. the fan spins faster now, so i guess it worked

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 10:03 PM

i did mine 1st try 10mins biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 10:12 PM

I suggest "tinning" the black cable before you ground it for better transfer

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 10:19 PM

Hey guys, why not try this instead?

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#12 rekphour

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 07:04 AM

bump to a good thread

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 07:09 AM

12v = ground black wire. ground it to a black wire of hd, under a screw, to the metal inner casing, doesnt matter, as long as the black wire is grounded somewhere other than the original socket. that is the 12v fan mod biggrin.gif
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what, i thought the LED in the xbox was red, green, and amber, there is also a yellow??? or do you need glasses,J/P laugh.gif

the xbox has a bicolored led (green, red) and when they both blink together it becomes amber. i thought everyone knew this, hehe.

Edited by XxmutinyxX, 14 January 2004 - 07:13 AM.


#14 dangpride

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:42 AM

hi guys,

i wanna take the original jewel off, and put a led fan on it.
now i got sum questions:

is it a 80mm x 25mm fan?

would this produc work? http://www.svc.com/crquuvledfan1.html

do i need any adapters?

thanks alot

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 04:10 PM

with this mod... do we keep the 20% in the bios? Cause I had mine up to 30%.

and I have a 7200rpm HDD, can I cut out the part of the HDD tray with the warning on it, so the HDD can get some air as well? or will that take too much air from the CPU?


thanks




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