QUOTE(Savio @ Nov 29 2009, 08:06 PM)
Hello, great tut - im getting ready to do it myself to get back my hdd ^^ I've got an question, if i will need an switching diode, where should it go? The other diags are not so clear for me and yours is great so maybe you'll explain it to me
does it go to the DB25 plug ? or somewhere on the Mobo?
If you need to install a diode then you should solder it directly to the DB-25 plug on pin 11 (same as with the resistors). Just make sure the black band is pointing towards the 360 end.
QUOTE(whaevr @ Nov 29 2009, 09:22 PM)
When I stripped open the cat5 cable there are 8 small wires in it, your pic is only using 7 of them, I'm guessing you just left that one blank right?
Yeah there's one extra wire. Just pick the one you don't want and snip it.
QUOTE(jayman81 @ Dec 3 2009, 04:36 AM)
Hi Sabbath Dude
Can you tell me which coloured wires on the cat 5 cable go to which colour on the xbox 360 mobo and also on the DB25 connector or it doesnt matter.
It doesn't matter, just as long as the points on the mobo are soldered to the corresponding DB-25 pins (just follow the diagram).
QUOTE(fwibble @ Dec 3 2009, 04:54 PM)
Hi first time poster
I'm going to give this guide a bash but have a quick n00by question, the guide shows the usage of only 7 wires (if i'm reading it correctly), however the RJ45 cable has 8 wires, do you just snip/tap up the spare wire, aslong as you use the same wires for both the 360 and the dsub?
, just choose a wire and snip it.