First post here. I started doing the "Cheaper and Easier XBox RF (Radio Frequency) Remote Power On/Off Mod (v0.2 )" written by MomDad. In the faq ( http://xbox-scene.com/articles/rf-power.php ) MomDad labels two places that can be grounded in order to power the xbox on, here is the picture:
I decided to use the bottom pin on the column of nine pins. But when I tested the pin to see if grounding it gave me power I got nothing. Curious, I started testing some other pins to see what would give me power. If we consider this bottom pin pin1 and count up so the top is pin9, I found grounding pin2 or pin4 gave my xbox power. Also I tested the top box of four pins (the four pins above the box that contains the second possible grounding location show in the picture) and I found that if either of the top two pins are grounded, my xbox powed on.
My question is if using any of the four pins that seem to work is any worse than using the two given in the tutorial? If so, why? Also, does anyone know why the bottom pin does not turn the xbox on when grounded?
Thanks for any replies and I suggest this mod for everyone. It is simple, useful, and cheap. And for the lazy, a combination of this, a mod chip, a new HD, and turning on 'in game reset' and you'll never again have to leave the comforts of your couch to play/change xbox games.