Speaking of Xbox, what can I do with a dead one?

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  1. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I'm pretty sure its just the power supply. Anything cool I can do with the rest of it, hook it up to another PSU, run Commodore games, etc?
     
  2. Rich

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    I think there was a recall on the power supply depending on production date. You might be able to get a free one.
     
  3. squishypets

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    Give it to me, I'll fix it.
     
  4. Zak8022

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    I think that was on 360's.... and only the very early model ones. I think he has an Xbox1.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    replace the power supply, softmod it (i like the hotswap method because you don't have to buy anything), install xbox media center, install emulators, hook it up to your network and stream video from a server etc
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Take it outside and set it on fire. Post the vid on Youtube.
     
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    I'd go this route. Except I built an eeprom reader so I don't have to hot swap.
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    the tutorial for that is above my skills

    also my soldering skills aren't that great and a solderless chip costs as much as a stock xbox
     
  9. CodeX

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    I dont understand this whole xbox media center and hooking it up to a network bullshit. If I want to watch videos from my computer on my TV that is what my HDMI connection is for... why go through all this middle-man hassle? Also, emulators? Just get emulators for your computer.... wanna play them on your TV, see above.
     
  10. Zak8022

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    The whole xbox media center thing came about long before hdmi was around, or at least mainstream. Its still popular, because so many people have xbox1s, and large collections of movies/tv/etc.
     
  11. dorkultra

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    for one thing, its a hell of a lot easier to bring an xbox over someone's house, than a pc. most of my friends still don't have hdtvs anyways, so no hdmi/dvi port available

    while the xbox is bulky, you can fit everything in a bookbag with room to spare

    also, the interface in xbox media center is clean. it can be controlled with the controller. if i have my pc hooked up to my tv, i have to use different programs, mouse and keyboard to watch videos and play emulated games
     
  12. dorkultra

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    how long are you waiting before you replace the power supply? i need to solder the contacts on mine, because they have become loose. i'm kinda scared to pull out the power supply and goto work on it.

    i need to find a way to safely drain off all of the power, because i know that power supplies can hold electricity for a while, even if unplugged

    i've worked on a couple of tivos. tivocommunity.com really stresses that you have to be really careful of the power supply because it is not covered, like the one in an xbox. it has the potential of killing you
     
  13. Peyomp

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    Shoot it at 20 yards with a shotgun slug.
     
  14. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    It's been unplugged for a good three years, I'm not worried about the PSU holding a charge. If the swap fails, shooting it up and setting it on fire for Youtube are plan B.
     
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    Don't set it on fire. Just shoot it with the biggest slug you can buy.
     
  16. deusexaethera

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    Set it on fire, THEN shoot it.
     
  17. Peyomp

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    No. Don't set it on fire. Fill it with match sticks and THEN shoot it.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    Fill it with black powder and shoot it.

    Alternately, drop it from a really tall building.
     
  19. JasonKnight

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    http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/i64xbox/
     
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    check out all the other setups on that website. :bigthumb:
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    I used to think so, but lately I've been feeling like Mini-ITX is just an opportunity to pay out the ass for something you can get for half the price in a Flex-ATX barebones kit. Unless you're booting off CompactFlash, you're not going to get away from having a case big enough to hold a hard drive and a DVD drive, so there's no real advantage to it.
     

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