QUOTE(6o66y @ Jun 22 2011, 03:18 AM)
Once soldered to the molex I was just going to use the Y adaptor between the hhd..is this not safe. I thought it was common.
I did a ton of them this way without an issue. HOWEVER the others do have a point. In my main xbox you could say I'm overdoing it
4 led controller ports
6 small leds where the dvd sits (glass window on the top)
led fan on the back
1.5TB WD Drive
1 led bar the width of the xbox that goes to the music.
now only the led bar and music controller run off the molex but the rest of the system is obviously just stressed.
The original PSU lasted a year without issue.
Then it slowly started dieing you could tell because the leds got dimmer and dimmer.
When they were so dim you could barely tell they were on and I ordered an aftermarket (beefed up) xbox psu
The soldering job looked like it was done by a bunch of 6 year olds. Once I cleaned that up it worked a charm. Its been running probably 3 years maybe more without an issue.
I did quite a few xboxes with 2 led bars and nothing else and they ran for years still running last I knew. So my best guess is just dont over do it and you'll be fine. Hope that helps