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    Need someone to install new hard drive for xbox

    i wanted to upgrade the xbox hard drive but seen the tutorials which shows i ahve to install it in my pc before i can.
    I do not wish to remove my hard drives currentlyu installed just to perform the hdm process.
    would anyone be able to do it for me, i will send you the eeprom located on my xbox. I will obviously cover any costs etc

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    do you have to remove your current hd or can you install it as a slave to perform the process

    Original Poster

    ding;2767752

    do you have to remove your current hd or can you install it as a slave to … do you have to remove your current hd or can you install it as a slave to perform the process



    it might be able to used as a slave but i can only find tutorials using it as a primary, i have 2 drives already plugged in so won't try it

    I can do it without a problem

    Edit - I would need a copy of your C and E drive too

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    RedIron;2767875

    I can do it without a problemEdit - I would need a copy of your C and E … I can do it without a problemEdit - I would need a copy of your C and E drive too



    i can send you the HD and a cd of the eeprom :thumbsup:

    how much would ya want for doing it ? i will cover postage costs

    i have a copy of my E drive ...... is the C important ?

    faevilangel;2767889

    i can send you the HD and a cd of the eeprom :thumbsup:how much would ya … i can send you the HD and a cd of the eeprom :thumbsup:how much would ya want for doing it ? i will cover postage costs



    Nothing, just pay postage both ways.

    I would need your eeprom for sure, are you OK getting that off the xbox?

    Also I would preferably need a copy of your C and E drive, I can do it using mine if you wanted me too but I would prefer to use yours.

    Yes the C is important too

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    RedIron;2767901

    Nothing, just pay postage both ways.I would need your eeprom for sure, … Nothing, just pay postage both ways.I would need your eeprom for sure, are you OK getting that off the xbox?Also I would preferably need a copy of your C and E drive, I can do it using mine if you wanted me too but I would prefer to use yours.Yes the C is important too



    okies will get a copy of the c drive in a sec :thumbsup:

    dcx_badass;2767939

    Xbox HDM comes with clean copies of all the partitions all you need is … Xbox HDM comes with clean copies of all the partitions all you need is the eeprom and the latest dashboard.



    I prefer using the original C & E drive that way you have all your own back ups, save games, music, your eeprom backed up and have the system set up exactly how you like it. I've done a few now using stock C & E drives but prefer to use the backed up C & E

    faevilangel;2767934

    okies will get a copy of the c drive in a sec :thumbsup:



    No problems, if you just burn that, your E drive and your eeprom to a data disc that is all i'll need (and the HDD of course)

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    RedIron;2767972

    I prefer using the original C & E drive that way you have all your own … I prefer using the original C & E drive that way you have all your own back ups, save games, music, your eeprom backed up and have the system set up exactly how you like it. I've done a few now using stock C & E drives but prefer to use the backed up C & ENo problems, if you just burn that, your E drive and your eeprom to a data disc that is all i'll need (and the HDD of course)



    can ya pm ya address & will get in the post tomorrow

    faevilangel;2768445

    can ya pm ya address & will get in the post tomorrow



    Will do now

    hey faevilangel and RedIron, hope your both well, I managed to install a usb port on my 360, soldered the wires together and have it glued on the underside of the xbox, looks better than it sounds lol.

    Also managed to install unleashedX or what ever its called, order a cheap wifi dongle from dealextreme also.

    may need some advice on setting that up when it comes, what dashboard are you running, wanting something that is easy to access video via networking, because its mainly for my old man

    fwibble;2768473

    hey faevilangel and RedIron, hope your both well, I managed to install a … hey faevilangel and RedIron, hope your both well, I managed to install a usb port on my 360, soldered the wires together and have it glued on the underside of the xbox, looks better than it sounds lol.Also managed to install unleashedX or what ever its called, order a cheap wifi dongle from dealextreme also.may need some advice on setting that up when it comes, what dashboard are you running, wanting something that is easy to access video via networking, because its mainly for my old man



    Alright mate, you mean your original xbox I take it?

    How easy did you find it in the end? You'll have to post a pic of your handy work!

    I run XBMC and Evox, you want a Linux distro on yours though for the wireless. They're nice and easy to do though.

    was easy enough, I stripped the wires back, soldered them all together appropriately, wrapped the different wires with electrical tape, then bundled them together and taped them again to keep it tidy.

    Tried taking pictures as I went along but the wires are that thin, I ended up not bothering lol

    Original Poster

    fwibble;2768500

    was easy enough, I stripped the wires back, soldered them all together … was easy enough, I stripped the wires back, soldered them all together appropriately, wrapped the different wires with electrical tape, then bundled them together and taped them again to keep it tidy.Tried taking pictures as I went along but the wires are that thin, I ended up not bothering lol



    if ya get pics of ya final mod i will put them on my website e.g. have a page for people to show off their handy work ........ that counts for you as well rediron :thumbsup:

    fwibble;2768500

    was easy enough, I stripped the wires back, soldered them all together … was easy enough, I stripped the wires back, soldered them all together appropriately, wrapped the different wires with electrical tape, then bundled them together and taped them again to keep it tidy.Tried taking pictures as I went along but the wires are that thin, I ended up not bothering lol



    I know what you mean, it's an easy mod to do though I think, it just seems harder than it is

    You have a few 360's you repair don't you?

    I don't suppose you have a RROD one your looking to get rid of by any chance?

    faevilangel;2768535

    if ya get pics of ya final mod i will put them on my website e.g. have a … if ya get pics of ya final mod i will put them on my website e.g. have a page for people to show off their handy work ........ that counts for you as well rediron :thumbsup:



    I will take some decent ones for you over the next few days, i'm thinking of putting some LED's in mine if you want a little tutorial on that i'll do that too?

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    RedIron;2768563

    I know what you mean, it's an easy mod to do though I think, it just … I know what you mean, it's an easy mod to do though I think, it just seems harder than it isYou have a few 360's you repair don't you?I don't suppose you have a RROD one your looking to get rid of by any chance?I will take some decent ones for you over the next few days, i'm thinking of putting some LED's in mine if you want a little tutorial on that i'll do that too?



    cool thats great :thumbsup:

    I don't repair, I just flash them

    Original Poster

    fwibble;2768579

    I don't repair, I just flash them



    whats the success rate ? e.g no rrod after etc

    fwibble;2768579

    I don't repair, I just flash them



    That's cool, i'm thinking of getting a 360 to have a play with you see, i've just been trying to decide whether it's worth buying a RROD console or not

    mines been done since November, not had any trouble with it as yet.

    I've got 3 360 shells and 5 pieces of clear acrylic so at some point will try a case mod with my dremel style drill

    Original Poster

    RedIron;2768586

    That's cool, i'm thinking of getting a 360 to have a play with you see, … That's cool, i'm thinking of getting a 360 to have a play with you see, i've just been trying to decide whether it's worth buying a RROD console or not



    need to x-clamp it ?? or is there another fix?

    faevilangel;2768594

    need to x-clamp it ?? or is there another fix?



    I have no idea, I was just going to get one and see what I could do with it. I suppose I should have a read of google first

    Original Poster

    RedIron;2768602

    I have no idea, I was just going to get one and see what I could do with … I have no idea, I was just going to get one and see what I could do with it. I suppose I should have a read of google first



    im not sure on fixes but an rrod is from overheating on the graphics chip

    faevilangel;2768607

    im not sure on fixes but an rrod is from overheating on the graphics chip



    Yeah I believe it causes the solder joints to crack

    Original Poster

    RedIron;2768620

    Yeah I believe it causes the solder joints to crack



    i wouldnt risk trying to fix without reading up ...... but if ya can get an xbox (prices are getting lower) for a good price then mod it

    faevilangel;2768631

    i wouldnt risk trying to fix without reading up ...... but if ya can get … i wouldnt risk trying to fix without reading up ...... but if ya can get an xbox (prices are getting lower) for a good price then mod it



    I think I may just buy one new, is it worth even bothering with the Arcade or Core or should I just see if I can get a decent priced Premium or Elite.

    I'm due my leaving bonus from the Navy at the end of this month you see but wanted to try and keep hold of most of that as i'm having difficulties finding work at the minute, but if it's not worth me trying to fix a RROD or buying an arcade i'll just spend the extra and get a decent system.

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    RedIron;2768644

    I think I may just buy one new, is it worth even bothering with the … I think I may just buy one new, is it worth even bothering with the Arcade or Core or should I just see if I can get a decent priced Premium or Elite.I'm due my leaving bonus from the Navy at the end of this month you see but wanted to try and keep hold of most of that as i'm having difficulties finding work at the minute, but if it's not worth me trying to fix a RROD or buying an arcade i'll just spend the extra and get a decent system.



    i wouldnt pay full cost for an xbox but they are good systems when they work

    faevilangel;2768666

    i wouldnt pay full cost for an xbox but they are good systems when … i wouldnt pay full cost for an xbox but they are good systems when they work



    Lol, i'll have a good think then :thumbsup:

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    RedIron;2768678

    Lol, i'll have a good think then :thumbsup:



    my ps3 hasnt had any problems and doesnt cost me £40 a year to go online :whistling:

    faevilangel;2768686

    my ps3 hasnt had any problems and doesnt cost me £40 a year to go online … my ps3 hasnt had any problems and doesnt cost me £40 a year to go online :whistling:



    I would only buy a 60gig console though which is even more money lol

    My plan was to buy a cheap 360 then if I find a job quick enough I can buy a PS3 too, it's an incentive that way to go job hunting!
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