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Thread: I'd decided to refurbish my Xbox 360 Elite. (And whatever consoles are you repairing?)

  1. Well done gamevet.

    This thread being bumped reminds me that despite getting a kit with all the fancy bits you need to open systems, I've still not done it because it is in fact terrifying. I don't want to break my backwards compatible PS3, I need an adult.

  2. I’ll eventually get around to tackling the TIM for my backup PS3 60GB rig. I just have a lot of other projects going on.

    I think I got a sore throat from breathing in that resin. Ugh!
    Last edited by gamevet; 05 Sep 2022 at 02:54 PM.

  3. I enjoy reading this thread so much.
    6-6-98 - 6-6-18 Happy 20th Anniversary TNL

  4. The OG Xbox

    Since I have a 3 day weekend, I decided to tackle removing the infamous faulty cap in my OG Xbox.

    This Power supply would work fine, up until about 3 years ago, when it would trip as soon as I powered up the Xbox. I ended up using the standard cord, until I could get in there to fix the problem.




    I had to get my torx bits to open this behemoth of a console. It has 6 exterior screws and 2 others holding in the HDD and DVD units.




    The cap was located on top of the that circle. to the right of those 3 tall caps. I just twisted it with a pair of pliers, until it broke off. I didn't have a 5 volt/ 1 Micro-farad Cap laying around, to I'm just going to leave it out.




    There was a bit of the leaked material from the cap, covering the surrounding area. I took a q-tip with 91% Isopropyl alcohol and cleaned it up.





    I put it all back together and BAM! It fired right up and the power supply stopped tripping. It's been plugged in all night and it's still on.





    I guess I need to clean up those line conditions and the bottom of the television stand. It's looking a little dusty.
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  5. Nice work! I'd love to get an OG Xbox again just to play JSRF properly (not on 360). I'd like to mess with the different CVS2 as well. From what I remember, they took out the roll cancel and did some other balance changes.

  6. Thanks!

    Try to find a 2004 model. They don’t have the bad cap.

  7. Nicely done!

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