I am in need of assistance.
I decided to add the RF remote power mod to by box.
I'm following this tutorial -> http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/rf-power.php
I bought the same model door chime as in the tutorial to minimize differences.
My box is a v1.6(b?) and has an X3 CE modchip (installed solderlessly) and 80GB WD HDD, but is otherwise stock.
Here's my issue:
I have the chime gutted and extension wires attached.
I can probe the large molex connector on the MoBo and get 3.3v with the box off as expected.
However, my 3.3v wire is blue, not brown or purple as stated in the tutorial, which makes me think the how-to was written for an earlier version of xbox.
Also, I have to remove my front panel to get to the back of the power switch, again this makes me think version difference.
I have tried every combination I can think of, and can't get the box to recognize the 'on' signal from the transmitter.
I've noticed that when I connect the +/- power leads from the RF receiver to the molex power plug as instructed in the guide, the voltage drops to 1.4v, almost as though something in the box is responding to the 'load' (potential?) and dropping the voltage.
I'm by far not much on an electronics expert, so please excuse any poor electronics grammar I may be using.
Can anyone offer any insight into this? Has anyone successfully done this mod on a v1.6 xbox?
I'm all out of ideas and afraid that I'll fry something if I poke around in there anymore!
Oh, speaking of poking around, during one of the test runs, while I was trying to get to the back of the power switch, I think I bridged the last (supposed GND) and next-to-last pins on the header that connects to the yellow cable bundle and the box turned on
. I know I didn't damage anything, because the box still works fine with the normal power button and the chime still 'dings' if I reconnect the speaker.
Please advise, I'm lost and really want this feature to work!