Rema's Tutorials - Xgd3 !read This First!

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    Please guys any suggestions or comments post in my discussion thread !!!!
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    Fore more tutorials and flashing check out Ghost's tutorial section
    >>HERE<<

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    First of all, I'am not responsible if you screw up or if there is anything wrong . You do it at your own risk.

     
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    Here are tutorial how to do flesh burner for PC to make it compatible for burning XGD3 new games!

    As you already know models that support burner are as follows LiteOn brand and only the following
    • LiteOn iHas124B
    • LiteOn iHas224B
    • LiteOn iHas324B
    • LiteOn iHas424B
    • LiteOn iHas524B
    • LiteOn iHas624B
    we will explain the procedure for model iHAS324B, procedure is the same for the other, which of course would only need to remove files for a particular model that you own

    NOTE: There is a certain possibility for crossflesing drives LiteOn iHAS the series, check out this tutorial if you can not get anywhere to LiteOn


    Supported models crossflesh are:

    -Asus
    DRW-24B3LT (confirmed)
    DRW-24B3ST (confirmed)
    DRW-24B1LT (newer drives are confirmed B chipset, may be a older chipset)
    DRW-24B1ST (newer drives are confirmed B chipset, may be a older chipset)

    HEWLETT-PACKARD (HP)
    DVD 1270 B (confirmed)
    DVD 1260 B (confirmed) there may also be older A model (unconfirmed)

    PLEXTOR-
    PL-L890SA (confirmed)




    Before we start with the tutorial you need the original download the latest firmware update for the burner you have, it can be found here Firmware Lite-On Downloads - Firmware HQ


    and of course Max Burner iXtreme CFW(iXtreme_Burner_Max_1.0_Firmware_XBOX360-iND)
    You can find it here:
    http://uploaded.net/file/5gknyjdd [Link updated]

    Need two more small programcic

    EEPROM Utility 6.2.0 http://codeguys.rpc1...ility-6.2.0.rar
    Flash Utility 6.0.1 http://codeguys.rpc1...ility-6.0.1.rar


    STEP 1

    When you take off all you need to run the original firmware update for the burner (in the case ofthe latest models iHas324B AL1B, so when you need to download the file AL1B.exe to get him moving)

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    then will appear the window (in my case is already updated drive to write down the update from AL1B AL1B)

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    When the process is completed will ask you to restart the comp, do it todayWith this we have completed the Newest update the original FW


    STEP 2

    Now we need

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    click on the backup A new window will appear where you enter the name you want to be called back up, should I generate a program, it looks like the image below, click SAVE means

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    When done go to the EXIT

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    STEP 3
    Run Flash Utility program and go to the Read Flash
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    then will offer to re-remember the firmware, just click on SAVE

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    Now we go to Max Burner to flash iXtreme FW'sgo to WRITE FLASH

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    will be on notice that you have chosen a nice drive, if so go to YES

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    The window where we choose iXtreme Burner Max Custom firmare file (at the time of writing this file is a text-324B-iHAS AL1A-MKM001MKM003-final.bin when it is officially appeared Max Burner fw file that will be most likely iHAS-324B-AL1B-MKM001MKM003 final.bin-this will only be written when there is a FW during the evening or tomorrow and will be hanged links where you can download them)



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    then a window will appear with another single notification, just click on YES

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    waiting to finish flashing

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    when its finished flashing, a writer in the lower left corner of the Flash write complete, go to EXIT

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    THAT'S IT!
    with this CFW , supported solely VERBATIM burning discs ! So do not ask anything regarding this! I will maybe work with other
     
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    First you need the ABGX, serves to validate and patch games for safe play on the Xbox Live service, otherwise it could result in banning your console, it is recommended that you always do a check through ABGX, patch if necessary and only after the burn the game

    ABGX can be found here: abgx360 - Download

    and to begin ...

    First How to setup ABGX (this is only the first time after so will be constantly adjusted for each subsequent check)

    open and follow ABGX pics down, literally as it is set in the pictures!

    Open the Options tab and copy the settings below

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    Manually patch tab looks like this

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    Autofix tab looks like this (selected at level 3 required)

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    Rebuilding looks like this

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    Misc tab: You must confident that the splitvid is added if there it’s not

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    Now save the setting File> Save Settings

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    Click and save as default (this is automatically loaded when you start ABGX)

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    Check the game through ABGX

    We return to the first tab, choose the ISO file downloaded games (in this case is that AC2.iso Assassins Creed 2) that should be checked, click on launch to verify.

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    If you don’t have. Abgx dvd file I will create and instantly adjust all relevant parameters for burning in the file

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    all green for now (it's good)

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    It was finished the check and everything is green means everything is OK
    If something becomes yellow abgx start the second time just in case so that did autofix

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    NOTE: If you get an error that things don’t match ...
    This means that the game is too new and has not been verified rip games, no other choice but to wait a day or two while the rip is not verified in ABGX basis, verified database of games you can see here
    abgx360 - Verified

    NOTE:

    How to avoid some inconsistencies, some games do not have SS v2 in general, as such make the normal, these are mostly games by mid-2009, for them it is normal to have only SS v1!


    The case when the SS and DMI files version 1 and version 2 is not
    - THIS IS OPTIONAL STEP ONLY IF V1, V2 IF EVERYTHING IS GREEN ON NEXT STEP OT - BURNING

    This is the most important thing in online gaming that is the live-in, ALWAYS BUT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE V2

    here is an example how it looks when the game is not SS SS v1 v2

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    in this case go to the manually patch SSv2 if abgx any chance they do the autofix (not going to be done in some games)

    first to find the SS and DMI files for the game, the easiest way to do this, let the ABGX, the picture shows MEDIA ID XEX (rounded), we write the number somewhere

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    go to abgx360 - Verified

    We choose from the drop down menu option MEDIA ID in the Search box, you type the number that we just write

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    will find something that looks like the figure below, always in the end he found that there is a number (no matter who it is just rips you figure how many games there) click on it

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    gets a list of the SS and DMI files in this case three combinations (always choose a combination of SS can not be the first rip DMI from another)

    let ABGX again and find out which combination of SS and DMI we need, here's where to see abgx-in

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    then returns to the site and choose just the combination that suits us

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    that’s is, when we choose to download, we returned to check the ABGX and the MANUALLY PATCH tab and the first option as shown, then PATCH DMI and SS, for the three spots in overtime choose which files you downloaded, then in the Options Tab MUST MUST turned off VERIFY IF STEALTH passes, otherwise they will not to do the patch

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    then click on LAUNCH and will abgx patch do manually to make sure that everything is well done, we're going to re-check but before that we have to go back ABGX DEFAULT settings-which are normally the first step did not turn out to be constant performed patch by clicking on launch

    It is done this way as shown

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    Then again select the ISO file for the game that we did patch manually check whether it is good if everything is green as on that first picture for example, then go to the next step and that is burning!
     
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    BURNING GAMES

    To burn a highly recommended program ImgBurn, the best solution

    ImgBurn can be downloaded at: The Official ImgBurn Website

    current version at the time of writing 2.5.6.0

    start ImgBurn, it looks like the picture

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    Ignore If you see a THIS YELLOW ERROR on start up, it means that you have installed on the computer of a type of virtual drive Daemon Tools or Alcohol 120%, nothing alarming

    choose the option WRITE IMAGE TO DISC FILE

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    Click this little button - choose file with the extension. DVD, it looks like this

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    when you choose to mention. dvd file in the right pane will be listed on the data in the file-if blank disc inserted inside of my case is that you do not complain to, set the burning speed at 2.4x or 4x (most newer machine has 4x least as an option, in each case up to 4x everything is OK with burning, and you can burn it at 8x but is not recommended), uncheck VERIFY because there is no need to verify if its burned, losing the extra 20 minutes for it, and the Finally click on the large button WRITE (in my case it's gray because i did't insert the cd , otherwise when the disc is in the burner is colored button)

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    it is the burning takes some 20-25 minutes



    + BURNING XGD3 GAMES

    XGD3 (Xbox Game Disc version 3) games are games latest disc formats, rip games, which is greater than the capacity of the disk so it must be cut a little differently than usual ... (All games that come out from October 2011 in XGD3 format and so will be on)

    of course, still can be used ImgBurn just what is the process of burning a little different ...
    for example we will use Gears of War 3 game

    burning procedure is the same as just only will the last one to throw another option after clicking on the button WRITE, and that this is the picture to choose option 2 as shown (WRITE UNTIL THE END OF DISC - Truncate) and will drive be neatly cut

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    After this, do not worry you'll cut out some error in the log window, it will be yellow next to it, nothing terrible it must

    That was it, neatly burned XGD3 game
     
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    An alternative method is THROUGH THE CLONE CD-A

    1. Download and Install CloneCD v5.3.1.4- SlySoftDownload | AnyDVD, CloneDVD, CloneCD


    2. Select Write From Image File


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    3. Select. A game .dvd


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    4. Click on Next

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    5. Here is set to MAX, but youhave to set the burn-in ImgBurn most up to 4x


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    6. Select "Write Until theEnd of the Media is reached" and then OK.


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    7. Done
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    For now, I personally prefer the method of burning CLONE CD,because it is easier, without advancing absolutely no mistakes when burning ...
     
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    XGD3 game should be installed on the HDD and not always play with the disk directly, because it avoids some checks performed LIVE service, confirmed by the creator of the LT + firmware gosn. C4EVA , And of course spending less because of what lasers, goes for other games, if possible, always install the HDD


    XGD3 games can’t squeeze through ABGX because they ripped the latest firmware v3 0800, which already contains all the necessary things for automatic patch and are completely safe, meaning they can immediately burning



    I hope I have covered everything that is important for proper burning discs, to avoid problems when running games and so on ... any suggestions welcome

    LIST OF BURNERS THAT MAKE MAX FIRMWARE THIS BURNERS, Used for BURNING COMPLETE XGD3 GAMES. All 100%!WITHOUT TRUNCATE METHOD AND SIMILAR STUFF!
    DO NOT burn FORZA 4 yet LIVE SAFE, if you play OFFLINE ONLY AND NOT INTERESTED THEN CAN LIVE! Forza 4 will be able to be burn ONLY WITH BURNER MAX FW-OM!


    • Liteon iHAS124B = baseline model
    • Liteon iHAS224B = 124 + LightScribe
    • Liteon iHAS324B = 124 + SmartErase
    • Liteon iHAS424B = 124 + LightScribe + SmartErase (or = 224 + SmartErase)
    • Liteon iHAS524B = 124 + + LabelTag SmartErase
    • Liteon iHAS624B = 124 + + LightScribe + LabelTag SmartErase (or = 524 + LightScribe)


    See that you try some of these burning machine in the near future if you want the burning XGD3 game as it should be safe to live in 100%!

    I wrote a tutorial for flashing LiteOn burner Tutorial: Ixtreme Burner Max How To Flash Liteon Burner For Pc


    the only additional option to be set in ImgBurn when burning-in XGD3 games is as follows:

    open ImgBurn go to Tools and Settings

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    go to the WRITE section and check the option PERFORM OPC BEFORE WRITE

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    This is finished, is the same as before, use ImgBurn exclusively in combination with iXreme Max Burner with CFW, supported solely on the VERBATIM discs !

    Note:
    There is also an option to not put Perform OPC Before Write means to remain disabled, but that is burn at 2.4x speed, it is the best solution, always proven to be a good cd!!
     
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    I will specifically mention in the tutorial to make sure that you select DRIVE in all actions. It is understood that you select the drive you want flash, and watch out for that.

    For Crossflashing you must have one of the supported burner:

    They are the following:

    Asus
    • DRW-24B3LT (confirmed)
    • DRW-24B3ST (confirmed)
    HP
    • DVD 1270 B (confirmed)
    PLEXTOR
    • PL-L890SA (confirmed)
    Here I show the process Crossflashing Asus DRW-24B3ST the Liteon iHAS 524b

    The procedure is as follows ... Connect the burner to the computer

    Download the following software

    Flash based utility for Liteon drive to -> http://codeguys.rpc1....lity-6.0.1.rar

    EEPROM Utility -> http://codeguys.rpc1....lity-6.2.0.rar

    1. Step


    Before we start with anything, we will backup the Firmware (Asus DRW-24B3ST). Start and choose Read Flash_Utility.exe Flash. SELECT THE DRIVE YOU WANT TO CROSSFLASH IS SELECTED (this applies for the whole tutorial)

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    Before reading FLASH additional dialog appears to select the folder where we want to save the backup firmware (select the folder where you want to save the backup) - Save.

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    Reading the Flash ...

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    Finished, all pasted good - OK

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    With this we have completed the first part of the backup.

    Step 2

    Backup EEPROM

    Start EEPROM_Utility.exe Select ASUS and click on Backup EEPROM

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    Again to select the folder where the backup will be stored EEPROM (preferably the same one where the first part of the backup). - Save

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    Saved, everything went fine - Exit

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    Step 3

    Inserting the factory instead iHAS524B Firmware Liteon DRW-24B3ST ASUS-es

    This is the firmware for 524B - if you want your drive flashed to something else, you will have to find another Liteon firmware.

    Firmware downloaded from here - http://codeguys.rpc1....AL27.stock.rar

    Firmware is in the form. Exe file and that's fine.

    Start Flash_Utility.exe
    Select Asus drive and select Write Flash

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    Read the message, make sure you choose the correct Drive - Yes

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    Select download ATAPI.iHAS524_B.AL27.stock.exe - OPEN

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    Last warning - we want to continue - YES

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    The process begins recording

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    Done - successfully written

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    If you look at you now drive on the front cover LED will flashes. This is normal.

    Step 4

    The actual Crossflash

    Using EEPROM_Utility.exe written firmware will be activated

    Start EEPROM_Utility.exe

    Now I do not see the Asus drive because we have written firmware, but iHAS524B. Select a new iHAS524B and click on the Convert Drive

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    Warning - we want to continue - Yes

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    The procedure begins crossflash

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    After a while you should be successfully completed - Close program and restart the system and drive (eg if the drive is connected via USB and not by restarting the computer case).

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    After restarting your view in My Computer - right click - Manage - Computer Manager - Device Manager, DVD / CD-ROM drives. Instead you should see the Asus iHAS524B

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    Hereby, the successful completion of the procedure crossflash.

    Step 5

    We will upgrade our new drive to a newer version of firmware (also stock). October 2011 AL2A

    http://www.firmwareh...._AL2A.EXE.html

    run off AL2A.exe - YES

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    Click on Update

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    Process in progress

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    Almost done – need to reboot again

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    After reboot look once more into the flash utility - Drive regularly updated

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    That's it, enjoy your Christianized Liteon drive.


    The next step is this:
    iXtreme Max Burner LiteOn burner flesh

    and burning XGD3 games can begin!
     
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    Models

    - Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L
    - Toshiba/Samsung TS-H943
    - BenQ
    - Lite-on

    Images

    Hitachi-LG GDR-3120L and Toshiba/Samsung TS-H943 Drive Trays



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    FrontPanel Check

    Use the image below to find out what brand drive you have. The Samsung has asmall hole in the middle of the tray, closest to the bezel. The Hitachi has thelarger hole on the right. And the BenQ or LiteOn has no holes. There are alsodifferent versions of each of these drives. There are two main types ofSamsungs, MS25 and MS28. There are also quite a few different versions of theHitachi drive. The only way to tell the exact version of your drive includingfirmware/rom version is by opening the Xbox 360.

    Please note that the BenQ drive in this picture has a black tray, while theretail drive is grey in color. Also note that the BenQ and LiteOn drives bothhave the same tray, so the only way to know for sure is by opening the system.





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    Facts

    Each x360 dvd-rom firmware contains an unique 16 byte key (stored at 0x4F00)there is no overall dvdrom device verification/marriage xbox1 and 360 gamesshow the video, so unlock process failed and onlythe normal video part is accessible In the Hitachi/LG FW, there are 5 callsmade to the encryptor. They are:
     
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    This is very easy to do and is very useful
    eg: To transfer movies and music

    Required tools:

    • TORX # 6 screwdriver
    • TORX # 10 screwdriver
    • Sata cable (default sata and power cord)
    • Xplorer360 (link below)
    By doing this you will void WARRANTY

    During the tutorial will use the word "HDD" - it means hard drive

    Step 1

    When you turn the HDD and you will see 4 screws (if you do not see all four then you have to pull out a sticker to unscrew a screw) - You will use T6 screwdriver

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    Step 2

    When the lower part is unscrewed turn it to face HDD is facing towards you (the lower part ) and slowly drag towards yourself
    (Carefully pull the top because the spring that would have lost!)

    Step 3

    Take a screwdriver and T10 unscrew metal part (there are 4 screws)

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    Step 4

    Now carefully pull the HDD (cyan line) and hold the connector (red line) .
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    Step 5

    This step assumes that you have to sata port on your motherboard

    1) open the case and on end of the sata cable plug into the computer and the other in the HDD

    2) Get one free Molex connector (if the power supply does not have an SATA power cable) and plug your SATA power adapter and the second part of the HDD

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    Step 6

    Now go to your computer and open Expolorer360 ( http://goo.gl/VUQkc )

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    Step 7

    Go to Drive> Open> Hard drive or memcard

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    Step 8

    And on the left are the partitions and the right folders

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    12 Volt Fan Mod


    Tools/Parts Needed:

    • Wire cutters
    • Wire strippers
    • Soldering iron
    • A piece of wire
    • Black tape or a Wire connector




    First of all you will need to open up your xbox 360. Once you have the 360 taken apart you will need to locate the fan plug. When you are looking at the front of the 360 the fan plug is just to the left of the fan. Once you find it it will be easiest if you unplug the fan and take it out of the metal case. Now that you have it out of the case take a look at the plug. You will notice that it has 4 wires. The only wires we are worried about for this mod are the red wire and the orange wire. These are the positive wires for the fan. So grab your wire cutters cut those 2 wires off as close to the plug as you can. Once you have them cut strip the ends to expose about 1/2 inch of wire. Now that both ends are exposed, twist red and orange wires together. Now you will need to get your piece of wire out to cut it to length. I normally use one of the wires from an old Ethernet cable. Now that you have your wire ready to cut run just like the red line in the picture below and cut it about 2 inches longer on each end to make sure you have enough.

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    Ok now that you have the wire cut, on the end closest to the fan plug strip a half an inch off and connect it to the red and orange wires from the fan, either with your wire connector or twist them together and wrap it with black tape. Now that you have finished that we are done with this end so you can put the fan back in place and plug it in. Now you can plug in the soldering iron and get it heating up. Now at the other end of the wire strip it back a quarter of an inch and refer to the picture below. On the long flat side where the arrow is pointing you, you will need to scrape it a little to remove the varnish they put over it. Make sure to lightly scrape the shinny metal and dont touch the motherboard with whatever you use to scrape it.


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    Adding a molex to the Xbox 360


    Straight forward mod to add a molex to powerpoints underneath the psu connection on the motherboard. Allows you to connect any pc peripheral, without having to solder it onto any part of the board


    Required Tools:
    1. Soldering Iron + Solder
    2. Molex with length of wire


    Open the 360, then take the motherboard apart. Take out every screw on the bottom of the 360 cage. Pull out the motherboard and flip it so you can see the bottom side of the psu conneter.


    Yellow on a molex is 12v, red is 5v, and the blacks are grounds. Tin the wire (add a little solder to them), and tin the connetors as well. Solder them sideways so that when you run the molex up and around the motherboard your solder joints dont flex and break. Plus makes it easier to get it past the fan.


    Basicly use the photo for the 12v, 5v, and grounds.


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    Disassembling the Internals of the Xbox 360

    To continue further, you will need to first remove the DVD drive. Simply hold the drive and lift up. You will notice that the Xbox 360's DVD drive uses a Serial ATA interface which keeps things very tidy compared to the original Xbox. At this point, remove both the power supply cable and Serial ATA cable from the DVD drive and then from the motherboard.
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    The fan shroud can now be removed by simply twisting the cover until it pops off. The shroud is held in place by one clamp that attaches to the actual fans. Just be careful at this point not to break the clamp.


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    Next, remove the RF unit at the front of the Xbox 360 by removing the small black torx screws using a T6 screwdriver. Then you must remove the plastic cover on the front of the RF unit by unlatching the top and bottom of the plastic cover. Once you have done this, you will reveal the third screw holding the RF unit to the chassis. Remove the last screw and pull out the RF unit. Lastly, remove the power connections for the fans. You can now lift the motherboard out of the metal chassis.

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    As a reminder, the Xbox 360 is a delicate equipment and must be treated with care at all times. Ensure that you frequently ground yourself to discharge any build up static which can severely harm your Xbox 360.
     
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    XCM Air Cooler + Addon Fan

    Introduction: I'll start this out with my recommendations, if you are going to buy the Air Cooler sink down the extra few bucks and buy the addon fan. It significantly lowers your Cpu temperature, and keeps it low. Its a must if your looking to cool your 360.
    Items Needed:
    1. Xcm Air Cooler (optional addon fan) 2. Xcm supplied 360 dismantlement tool 3. Clean working area
    For heat sensor mod you will need the following:
    1. After market computer heat sensors 2. Solder 3. Electrical tape, or wire sleeves
    Start out by getting familiar with the components. Look at them, browse this tutorial, read it and follow along while looking at each piece and understanding what each step and corresponding pictures are showing you. Take a look at the picture and make sure you have all the pieces needed. The picture does exclude the addon fan. To check your addon fan, ensure there is a black air bumper (basically a piece of small rectangular padding).
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    Once you get your case apart, take out your dvd drive, there are two connections in the back, a power connection, and your sata connection remove these two connections. If you have flashed your drive you know the connections. Now disconnect the back fan from its power source (on the left hand side of the picture, you will see the plug that powers the fans). Pull up on the piece of metal that holds the fans in place, while applying firm pressure while you pull on them towards yourself. Should pull down, be careful it is not removed, just the top bracket is released, you will need to move it back and forth to release the two holds that are in place at the base of the fan. Look at the second picture and you will see what I'm trying to explain.
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    Now that you have the fans removed it's time to install your Xcm fan. Now if your preforming the mod that I describe in a bit, do not install the fans right now. If your not preforming the mod, then go ahead and align the post with the holes on the base of the motherboard tray, and give it a good push and it will snap into place. It will look like this when installed.
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    Now its time to install the heat sensors, this is a very painless and easy process. You will want to lay your two wires out, and go ahead and twist them gently to pick up any loose slack in the wires. The red and white wire, is your cpu sensor, and your white and blue wire is your gpu sensor. Your going to want to push the red cpu sensor into the heatsink of the cpu, and stick your blue sensor into a fin on the gpu heatsink. Use the supplied padding to secure it in place (gpu only). It should look something similar to the next photo.

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    Now you have the option to go about the last step in a different way. I had some heat sensors so I cut out the original heat sensor, and attached my own. I installed the sensors on the front of the heatsinks, I like to get the temperature before the air is cooled. You will need heat sensors, ask your local pc shop, for them. Cut off the wires leading into the sleeve of the original heat sensors, attach your spliced heat sensors. Give the wire a few twists, if you want fold it upon itself a few times, and put solder in to give it that extra strength, if you are worried. Give it a quick wrap in electrical wire, and affix it somewhere of your choosing. Alternatively you can use wire sleeve's to cover the connection and use a heat gun, or a lighter to tighten the sleeve's down upon the wires. I had none on me at the time so I just used electrical tape/solder. You can put the sensors in the same spot as I did or wherever you feel is best.
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    The main reason behind my decision to mod the heat sensor, was the fact that the original version, obstructed air. It wouldn't really do much damage to the transfer of heat, but it just bothered me, and id like options on where I can place my sensors. You don't need to preform this mod if you don't want to, its totally optional, and the results will be the same. I'm just picky about things. Now that you have your sensors in place, its time for the next step. If you have purchased an addon fan, jump down to the step that describes how to install it, if not follow on. You will notice the power wire coming off your fan. Pull out the longest one, and replace the power cable coming off the motherboard with this one, pull up the shortened power cable and install it in the back of your dvd drive. Plug in the sata cable connection, put the metal lid on your 360 and test it. To see if your followed along right check the picture.
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    I don't recommend putting the case together and seeing if it worked, test it first to ensure everything is in order. Scroll down and you will see the photo of the case not totally put together. You will see a pen pointing at the button you need to push in order to turn the 360 on. If everything is in working order, close up your case and enjoy your handy work.

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    Go ahead and grab the rectangular foam piece and install it as shown in the picture. <br style="line-height: 18px; ">


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    Place your fan shroud back in its proper place. Remove the power cable that supplies your dvd drive, and take the longest wire from the fan and plug it into this point on the motherboard. Take your addon fan, and hook up the smaller power supply wire to the corresponding plug on this adapter. Plug the black power supply cable into your dvd drive. Attach your sata cable, and put your dvd player back in the 360. Here is a picture showing the power supply arrangement.
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    This addon fan is going to be installed right in front of the cpu heatsink. Your going to need to turn the fan upside down, remove the stickers protecting the adhesive.

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    Now arrange your fan with the power cables leading from it in the bottom right hand corner, should be the same corner as your cpu heatsink, these wires will be hidden along the fan shroud. Drop down the fan, watch the capacitors on the bottom left hand side of the fan as you push it down. It will align with the screw on the dvd player.

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    Make sure its nice and snug on the motherboard, and hide your wires leading back to the dvd player.


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    For the placement of the addon fan power supply board, I stuck it on the back of my dvd player. It's a nice out of the way spot and keeps wire clutter to a minimum.
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    Now the only thing left to do is test it out. I highly recommend putting only the top cover on your 360 and testing it out. This ensures that the units are working fine. It will save you time, if something is wrong. You wont have to take your 360 apart again. Notice the pen is pointing at the button to turn on your 360.
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    If everything is in working order, go ahead and close up your 360. The lcd installs on the back of your 360 right above your av cable. You will see the coresponding clip spaces that your lcd will install into. Once you have it in place, remove the protective covering off the lcd faceplate, and enjoy your Xcm Air cooler fan, and addon fan.
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