Found some old photos of my xbox modding endeavours.... "Back in the day"

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  1. Jao Chu
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    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So i logged into my old photobucket from back in the early 2000's the other week and much to my suprise it is still active, frozen in time.

    I thought i would share some of the photos from this photobucket which i mainly used to host photos for my posts over at the xbox-scene forums.

    They might spark up a bit of nostalgia for all you old school xbox modders who now call gbatemp home! :)

    Pic 1: My first foray into case modding, a simple paint job and a clear "xbox" jewel cleared with oven cleaner and a lot of sanding!
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    Pic 2: A circular cold cathode tube is glued to the case underside and taps into the hard drive MOLAR power connector.
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    Pic 3: The final product, a clean and tidy little unit!
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    Pic 4: Xecuter LCD and control panel, its a complete bolt on replacement. Racheal was the name of my current girlfriend at the time if anyone was curious of the message displayed on the LCD :P
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    Pic 5: Gutted xbox showing the Xecuter 3 CE modchip sitting pretty on the motherboard.
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    Pic 6: The third major mod i performed to this xbox. An LCD screen donated from a Hip Gear ScreenPad and soldered directly to the video outputs on the motherboard.
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    Pic 7: The xbox dashboard displayed on the functional LCD. The xbox can boot up and be used without an A/V cable connected.
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    Pic 8: This was going to be the ultimate fate of this xbox, crystal clear case and hacked up to become a "slimbox" (that is, an xbox with the DVD drive removed and a few centermeters thinner.
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    Pic 9: A preliminary fitting of the LCD screen in the front panel. It's a shame i never finished this xbox. School and work commitments plus social life didn't leave a great deal of time to enjoy this hobby. It would of looked sweet though!
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    Thats all folks, hope you enjoyed!
     

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  2. DinohScene

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    I never really liked casemods in all honesty.
    Most of the times they just cut a window in it, stick a fuck ton of bright lights in them (enough to illuminate a runway) and spraypaint some ugly design over it.

    It's indeed a shame you didn't finished it.
    Elaborate builds like this is something that does spark me interest (oddly enough)
     
  3. DaFixer

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    Nice pic's I like those kind off mods.
    Here is my modded XBOX ;)
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    Duo X3 modchip
    Build in Wireless controller dongle + connection led/connect switch
    IDE2SATA 250GB HDD.
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  4. CheatingSoi

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    Id show you a picture of mine but it's just a softmod :( I wish I had the same talent you guys have. I just got my first Xbox and modded it last week.