May 8 2004, 12:19 AM
Okay, I'm in the process of adding led's to the controller ports. I have the negitive and postive power routed into that CC little box thing. They are connected b4 it enters the box, so i dunno how much power that is. Anyway, im using a 100ohm resistor for the leds and after abvout 20 sec with the xbox and everything on, they r like super duper hot. I mean if u held it for 2 sec you would burn ur finger. Should i use a diff resistor instead or is it supposed to be very hot?
May 8 2004, 12:45 AM
no, theyll get hot like that
unless it starts to smoke, or turn brown or black, then you'll be fine, there gonna get hot cuase there limiting voltage, there taking a big source and turning it into a small source, which creates friction (of course its mroe scientific then that, but hey)
May 8 2004, 12:49 AM
well okay, now i have a new major problem. I was solding some of the wires for the led's and such, and my xbox all of a sudden turned off. Then i hit the power button, and it lit up for less than a sec and turned off again. Its not fragiing it just turning off right when i turn it on. I think i over loaded the power supply, and aother thoughts?
May 8 2004, 12:51 AM
Probably blew the fuse. Check the tuts. Also, its not a good idea AT ALL to solder(or do anything for that matter) on live circuits. Make sure you unplug all the power when doing work on your Xbox.
May 8 2004, 12:56 AM
could be blown fuse, or you dropped some solder and are shorting out two points, check the board
May 8 2004, 12:58 AM
yea, but i noticed whennit was on 4 less than a sec, my modchip X-ecuter 2.3 Lite Plus had its 2 power led's on, and it has a green one for the connection, but the green one wasnt on, anyway, should i buy a new 1.2 Power supply, or where can i get one of those fuses?
May 8 2004, 01:01 AM
radioshack has em
you need a 120 watt and 3.5 amp fuse
then desolder the old one, get an inline connector, and resolder the new one
May 8 2004, 01:05 AM
yea, i figured it out. While it was on for less than a sec, i wiggled my modchip around, then i stayed on for like 5 secs, then it began fragging. Then i turned my xbox off, and turned it back on, but i turned my modchip off, and it stayed on. Then i reboooted with my modchip on, and everything worked! I guess i must have bumbed my modchip while i as soldering or something.
May 8 2004, 01:09 AM
May 8 2004, 01:53 AM
LMAO u were soldering shit on ur xbox with it on?
May 8 2004, 02:13 AM
|QUOTE (Xboxman20 @ May 8 2004, 03:53 AM)|
| LMAO u were soldering shit on ur xbox with it on? |
no i wasnt soldereing stuff when the xbox was on, u idiot.
May 8 2004, 10:39 AM
|QUOTE (buttface96 @ May 8 2004, 04:13 AM)|
| no i wasnt soldereing stuff when the xbox was on, u idiot. |
| I was solding some of the wires for the led's and such, and my xbox all of a sudden turned off. |
Doesn't sound like it there....
May 8 2004, 11:53 AM
Guys you really should read the LED tutorials, written by people that actually know what they are talking about. Search for the link.
The resistors should NOT get too hot. Please don't just guess randomly at resistor values, there is a science to it. Putting too much current through an LED will kill it, same with a resistor. LEDs are made to be a certain brightness at a certain current flow. Different LED colours have a different "voltage drop" meaning the calculation for the resistor size at the SAME current as for a different coloured LED will be completely different. You can connect an LED to 3.3V or 12V but will the resistor be 4 times bigger?...Noooooo. With a 3V drop on a blue LED, the resistor will be about 30 times larger.
See the tutorials. Just need a calculator.
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