Apr 14 2006, 02:52 AM
Has anyone gotten the DVD Dongle to share its IR eye with the X3IR? All that I've read shows that the XERC can, and this picture shows how:
I tried this with the X3IR but no go. My particular setup I have the MS DVD Dongle hardwired after a USB hub. Initially i thought this was the problem, but I soldered the IR eye back onto the dongle, and it worked fine. Put the Diode and wire in place, no go.
Anyone know any trick to it?
Apr 14 2006, 02:48 PM
The tutorial you snagged that pic off (by twistedsymphony), well he has helped me alot via email and i asked him this question (after trying the diode like the XERC and failing), and this was his response:
>Well different IR receivers need different electronics to work different, I've used a xIR receiver with the >dongle and it required a transistor to work properly, the XERC receiver needs a diode, I guess the X3 IR >needs something else. I've never tested the XERC myself, another XS member figured it out and passed on >the info to me so I could add it to my tutorial. Similarly the creator of the xIR was able to look at how his >receiver worked and pass on how to interface that... I don't have the equipment necessary to figure out how >to interface them so even if I had access to an X3 IR I probably wouldn't be able to figure it out unless I had >some lucky guesses.
>If I were to take a guess I would say it probably uses a signal inverted from what the dongle is looking for. So >if you were to get an NPN transistor and wire it up as an inverter it might work..
>You might have some luck just asking around the Xecuter forums to see if anyone has any ideas. Though >typically when I go to them with technical questions I'm met with blank stares.
Well, im pretty competant with electronics and an inverter isn't hard to implement (google it!). But i didnt bother, incase it didnt work out. I actually didnt even bother searching the X3 forums. My box was in pieces and i needed it up and running quicktime.
I just detatched the eye off the MS dongle, and mounted it at the front of my case behind the clear plastic (got a crystal case). There's a perfect spot. if you go horizontal to the right of the dvd tray front, (above the eject button), behind the case theres a perfect little spot to shove the diode in (its millimetre perfect!). wire up an led next to it that blinks when you press a button and you're sorted. There's a tutorial for the LED but in simple, wire the long leg of the LED to the red (5.5v) pin on the dongle board with a resistor in series of course. and the ground you can just connect to the ground pin of the IR LED (since the led will be next to it).
Before i finish, i just wanna big up TS because he was a gigantic help, and fast email response. If you're reading, cheers TS!
Apr 14 2006, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the great response. My particular box is transplanted into another case, so there's likely room for two IR receivers:http://falz.net/xbox_stereo_component_with_lcd
I was just trying to keep it cleaner and get it down to one. From what you and TS describe, it would *probably* work, but I personally am sick of working on this project and just want it done, so I'll go the two-ir-receiver route.
Thanks for the comments! I was expecting to be greated with the same "blank stare" that TS describes in the xecutor forums
Jul 29 2010, 05:28 PM
Well.. sorry for bringing up such an old thread but just recently I began to finish all the mods I never finished a few years back. I was wondering if anyone has worked on this since then, or could come up with any to add to this seemingly faulty single eye solution.
from what I read on falz personal website ( http://falz.net/xboxcase/irusbwiring
) he attempted this mod but it never worked properly. I haven't found any other information on the internet about using a single eye for both x3ir and dvd dongle so I'm very eager to find a solution. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
well.. nevermind, I think I found what I was looking for on this thread at team-xecuter's forumshttp://www.team-xecuter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41115
Jul 30 2010, 06:16 PM
If you get this working can you please post here. I tried this as well, but with different model transistor, and I am not sure if :
a ) I am an idiot
b ) the different transistor made a difference
c ) the diagram is not correct
but I couldn't get it to work.
I would appreciate a confirmation of my sanity, or at least I would know for sure i was an idiot!
Aug 18 2010, 10:33 AM
That thread I linked previously will probably be of most help to you.. I haven't been able to get anything going with it :/ My box refuses to even boot up at the moment so idk what's going on. As far as using a different transistor, I think it calls for a PNP type transistor if you have a Rev.A dongle. Switching a PNP with a NPN will most likely not work, so make sure its a PNP type. Supposedly a diode works fine for Rev.B dongles and that's how people have gotten it to work.
If you have Rev.A, check this post: http://www.team-xecuter.com/forums/showpos...mp;postcount=11
It should say on either side of the dongle pcb what revision you are. Actually.. I dont kno if RevA even says its so, but Rev.B definitely states it. So if you see nothing, try the transistor as mentioned in that post.