Sunday, March 12, 2006

Rockin' My Box

During the whirlwind tour of France last weekend, I discovered that my charming (though slightly shy) host had a modified Xbox that offered many new features that Micro$oft couldn't or wouldn't implement. Naturally, I wanted my Xbox to have all these too and had to purchase the necessary hardware mod chip and new 200 GB hard drive for the modification. Then I had to source the tools such as soldering iron, Torx screwdrivers and on and on.

To be honest the prospect of disassembling the Xbox and the very thought of applying a heated soldering iron to its delicate motherboard filled me with dread. The wealth of info on the internet was perfectly adequate and I had not one problem. The mod chip worked as soon as I reapplied the power, and all the (probably?) boring techie details were accomplished with the minimum of fuss.

Needless to say, the modifications have proved to be a hit and I can barely get near the thing. I'm glad because a large part of the fun for me is in doing the task and achieving the result. I recommend this to anyone whose Xbox warrantyhas expired - you've got nothing to lose.

If you do it, I also recommend that you use the Team Avalaunch dashboard cos it rocks too.


Ms Mac said...

Ooooh! You're so manly and macho with your soldering iron!

Prince of Persia is driving me insane! I'd reccommend you not come home tonight.

Antipodeesse said...

Shame I missed seeing you do all that soldering with your manly arms! And the way you mashed the potatoes at my house...ooooh er!!! said...

I'm complete crap at soldering. Does this mean that I'm not man enough?

Ewan said...

awsome work mr.mac im lookin for good xbox too. by the way avalaunch rocks my box.

mcdudeanator said...

Mr. mac, are you sure you enjoy watching Ms. mac crack the ****s whenever she falls of a crumbling ledge on POP?

other than that;

"Xecuter rox my box"
you sure do xecuter, you sure do...