for replying to a post on here about the hdd led, i dug up an old link where i first saw individual HDD leds for PCs.http://www.zapwizard.com/ide/
anyway, was wondering if i could just snip wire 39 and wire the HDD activity
LED to the HDD side and the DVD activity
to the DVD
side. I snipped the wire and booted my xbox, it booted into evox fine. So i turned it off and proceeded to mod.
I wired the postivie connections together (sharing the supply via one 220ohm resistor) and wire the negative legs one to the HDD side of the snipped cable and one to the DVD
So i had two leds, wired upto the IDE cable and to the power. Switched on the xbox. HDD led light at first, then then the DVD
one flashed as it checked the DVD
I thought i was onto a winner, i thought id try booting an origonal to see the DVD
led flashing. Put the disc in, evox reported 'unknown'. So i rebooted the console to let it boot by itself, the flubber stuttered and when i got into evox it still said unkown and the menu nav was very slow. I tried a DVD
, it reported unkown. Tried MS dash, it didnt recognise the DVD
either. I tried a normal CD in XBMP and again, nothing on the disk. I was worried id bust my samsung. I turned it off and removed the leds, and rejoined wire 39. Then it worked fine.
Im a lil confused now, im going to try adding a diode - or a resistor with a fairy high resistance to see whats what.
I dont understand why cutting wire 39 which is apparently used for nothing but the IDE activity
LED stops the driving recognising the discs.
Weird, will report back later if i get this sussed