How do you hardmod an xbox?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by TherealDarknes, Aug 10, 2018 at 8:20 AM.

  1. TherealDarknes
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    i just bought an xbox with a dead hard drive and i know you need to hard mod it to replace the hard drive but how do you go about doing it and where would you buy a modchip?
     
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    I'd say google for Xbox modchips to find a reseller near you.
    Modchips like the Aladdin XT or Duo X3 work fine.
     
  3. kumikochan

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    yeah buy the Aladdin xt. easy to solder in modchip and works perfectly and is quite cheap
     
  4. TherealDarknes
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    is it safe to buy that on ebay they are 4 dollars there where as mod chip central wants 20 dollars
     
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    I think it is. I think I paid aroun 7 - 8 euro for mine . It should be fine
     
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  7. TherealDarknes
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    the hard drive is busted i have no idea how id find the version number now
     
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    You can't tsop it with a dead hdd.
    You can find out the version number based on the motherboard's layout.
     
  9. koffieleut

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    I didn't saw the "dead hard drive" Part.
     
  10. TherealDarknes
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    can you show me how do find this out it showed up and worked out of the box but the hard drive is chugging at a snails pace it must be very close to dead
     
  11. TherealDarknes
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    so i guess i have a new question is tsoping easier or would the mod chip be easier?
     
  12. koffieleut

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    A modchip is way easier. Tsopping requires a lot of soldering skills. Aladin mod only needs 4 wires i believe.
     
  13. TherealDarknes
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    ok thank you i guess i will go with that then