Jul 10 2005, 08:42 AM
i want to reinforce the ribbon on the hip pad so that it doesn't break but I'm not sure what to use. I would use hot glue but I am afraid it will melt the ribbon and then the screen is toast. Will caulking work for this or will it make is more fragile and brittle over time. I was thinking about just completely covering the ribbon after I have the thing installed. Thanks for the help
Jul 10 2005, 08:57 AM
I've only covered that ribbon cable in one of my hip pad installs, and I used hot glue. It worked like a charm! Most of the time my methods of mounting the screen and pcb are suffucient, but in that particular install I wanted the extra security, ya know. The hot glue should work good for ya, just make sure you have the ribbon cable in the proper position before adding the hotglue, cuz it dosent bend well after its cool, nor will it release its kung-fu death grip off that ribbon cable w/o ripping it, good luck on ya mod.
Jul 10 2005, 09:11 AM
Thanks. I ended up using some caulk because I didn't want to melt the ribbon be then I will secure it even more with hot glue. All should go well though it still works so thats all that matters. i will post some pics when I am done. It'll be one of a kind out there. Haven't seen anything like it before. It has just about everything you can do to it out there.
Controller port move
250 maxtor plus
hardwired dvd dongle
xerc cme p12
flush dvd window
hip pad controls molded into the top of the case
hip pad speakers molded into top of case
Upgraded thermal compound arctic silver
blue led fan
There's more but I'm tired and don't want to list it all.
I have all this hooked up now I just have to put it all back together which could take me about a week or so. There are so many freakin wired everywhere, it sucks.
Jul 10 2005, 09:14 AM
That all sounds good,
one thing I will suggest is that you look around for a little bit of a better speaker then the ones supplied w/ the hip pads, they sound like sheeeet.
LMK how everything turns out, good luck!
Jul 10 2005, 08:24 PM
I have it painted and everything molded in and the leds wired up and the screen and the buttons in there. It's all up and running how it should be. I just have to be able to fit all of the stuff back into the xbox. If you have seen the wire mess that the bluelagoon has it is no comparison to what I have in mine. If you would like to see some pics let me know and i will post them of the innards of the top. I can't post pics of the lights. I have to place the xerc chip in the xbox first. I just temporarily hooked up the lights last night to test and I have already unhooked them so the next time they are up and running is when it's almost all together.
Jul 10 2005, 08:33 PM
post pics. i want to see this xbox so badly.
Jul 10 2005, 11:05 PM
Well it is not done and I'm not going to put any pics on here of the whole thing until it is done but I will put one of the inside of the top. I can not do it right now because I am not home but I will when I get home it will be later tonight so I will post a pic then.
Jul 10 2005, 11:11 PM
sounds like a good mod....i almost broke one of those cables so happy it didnt i covered the ribbon cable in hot glue like spookie it works and it wont melt it
Jul 11 2005, 12:53 AM
Jul 11 2005, 01:01 AM
steve-o can you fit anymore shit in your sig. sorry about the thread crap.
Jul 11 2005, 08:47 AM
Here are some pics of the wiring mess I have inside of my xbox and then some wires and and such I still have to fit inside of it. Let me know if you think that's a birds nest. LOL It is rather organized though it has taken a lot of time to do all of the wiring and half the time is done trying to keep it all down flat on the top so it's not everywhere.
Here they are:Top 1More wiresTop 2
My pics were too big so I thought I would do this instead.
Jul 11 2005, 08:53 AM
Wow man, you did a good job organizing that, no joke either.
Jul 11 2005, 08:53 AM
EDIT: lol you edited you post while I was posting, after my post went through I didnt see the pics anymore. I was like, "fuck Spookie, you posted the wrong shit in the wrong thread again!!"
Jul 11 2005, 09:26 AM
That good stuff right there!! Ya it has taken me a good couple of weeks on the wiring and placement and stuff. I will post pics when it is all done. A couple more weeks and it should be completely sealed up and never to be opened again. LOL That's what we all say!! Until I find something better to do to it.
Jul 11 2005, 02:03 PM
Wow, wiring looks nice. Good job taking your time and organizing. Can't wait to see it done. What is the color scheme?
Jul 11 2005, 06:06 PM
The color is black on black for the case. It is a textured black for the main color and actually it is a little grayish and the secondary is shiny black. You wouldn't think it looks very nice but it does in my opinion. The lights are blue and there are a few white ones in there that will shine down on the dvd as it spins.
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