Tag Archives : xbox 360

[DIY] Homemade Xbox 360 VGA Cable using the standard SD AV or HD component cable

[DIY] Homemade Xbox 360 VGA Cable using the standard SD AV or HD component cable

Microsoft has a strategy to sell their Xbox 360 consoles at throwaway prices and make it up by selling overpriced accessories. I wanted to get a VGA Cable by which I could could connect my Xbox 360 to my monitor (Fights over the TV is quite normal in my place). I looked at the price tag of the Official VGA cable ($40!). At the end of of the its just a cable and it doesn’t deserve $40. So, I got myself [...]
12 Volt Fan cooling mod for Xbox 360

12 Volt Fan cooling mod for Xbox 360

How it works? Primarily, as the heat increases near the CPU, the RPM (Rotations per Minute) of the fans increases. So, lesser the voltage –> slower the fans –> Rapid heat buildup. In this mod, we will make sure that the fan gets 12 V all the time. Materials needed: * Some spare wires * A cutter * Soldering Iron (Optional) Procedure: Assuming you already know to open an Xbox 360, if not one [...]
Fix CD / DVD Drive jamming

Fix CD / DVD Drive jamming

If you have an old (read ancient) computer, you might be having problems getting the CD/DVD tray out of the drive (It sometimes does, sometimes it doesn’t). This is a very simple fix. 1) Press the eject button repeatedly and somehow eject the tray. 2) You can find this belt wound around this disc like thingy. 3) Use a forceps or some pointy instrument to pull (carefully) out the belt. You’ll [...]
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