To answer all the questions...
1. I believe this mod DOES work with all DVD drives that were made with the XBox. As far as I know, all DVD drives are basically the same these days when it comes to they way they spin the disc.
2. It's a *rough* cut because I used a Dremel. I snapped on a brownish grinding bit, and cut right into the metal. Obviously I wore goggles and a mask - sparks were flying everywhere! Oh, and the grinding bit was very skinny, probably less than a 16th of an inch thick.
3. Making the "peninsula", or as I call it, the spinner mount, round is what I just finished doing - pictures are below.
I've been taking it one small step at a time to make sure I did it right and accurately.
So... MORE PICTURES! I rounded off the spinner mount as best as I could. The pictures make it look better than it really does, so I'm thinking of getting a thin strip of rubber or plastic to wrap around the edge, as well as covering up the slightly scratched metal surface with some sort of glossy red sticker, or something related to the XBox besides the X logo.
Here are two pictures of the metal lid, cut and sanded:
The lid is now mounted on the drive and screwed down:
Almost fully assembled...
A quick picture of my 80mm 12v Antec fan mod:
Fully assembled. All it needs now is some plastic or rubber lining and something to cover the metal surface:
Before people start shooting comments off about the *shitty* paintjob, I'll tell you that it will be repainted very soon. I'll be directly focusing on the part around the window - small pieces of paint chipped away due to normal wear and tear, and it looks like it needs more than 3 quick coats.
So... what do you think? I hope this helps everyone who was looking for some shots of the metal lid, specifically a Samsung drive. This post has been edited by mastercheef: Dec 22 2003, 04:32 AM