Xbox DVD Drive power without system

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  1. AACThaKid
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    okay.... i got a BenQ 360 DVD Drive so i can rip Games

    well i dont want to open my Slim 360 and i wanted to know if there is a way to power the BenQ drive from maybe the PC's USB

    my brother told me this might work: http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/product.php?productid=18037

    and he has told me wrong info before so i wanted to know if that would work just to Power the DVD Drive, if not does anyone know what i need and where to get it


    Please & Thanks!
     


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    Yeh that thing will work fine.
    However, do you got a compatible SATA chipset?
    As you still need to flash yer drive with a 0800 firmware (if it isn't preflashed) and XBC has to detect it as well.

    I suggest searching for a Xbox USB Pro V2.
    This is a connectivity kit (power to the drive) and SATA in one.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, and cool!

    Yes i have a compatible SATA chipset
    No, the drive is already flashed and set up, i used it a few times already, but my brother moved out and i was using his xbox power(he had his system open)

    and i also found this and was told this would be a lot easier set up: http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/product.php?productid=17668&cat=&page=1
     
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    Aye neat.

    Humm, you got a normal desktop PC?
    Then it's easier to just plug it into a lose Molex, instead of spending money on that.
    Anyway, you're free to get it tho.

    Only thing you need is a CK3i connectivity kit to power the drive ;]
     
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    i got a 2012 gaming desktop PC lol
    ....... yeah i just need someway to power the DVD drive, i got alot of extra sata stuff and so-on.... just need the power for the drive and all the connectors i got do not match... they are too big

    do u know if this would work?: http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/product.php?productid=17786&cat=270&page=1

    im trying to find a good but cheap way if possible to do this, i dont go back to work for a few more weeks...
    here is a pic of the connector im looking for:
     

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    If you don't have a molex connection in yer desktop then you could get a SATA to Molex converter.
    It's better then using an dual USB as you need 12 volts.
     
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    What exactly is the problem with using the Xbox to power the drive while flashing it?

    I'm completely new to this but I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to flash my phat Xbox's BenQ drive. Also I'm using a laptop. How much do you think the materials could cost (USA) assuming I have none of them already. I may just end up paying someone else to do it but my friend who is willing to do it says that when he hacked his, he had the disc drive powered by his 360. Apparently he was never banned (though his disc drive is broken now for some reason).
     
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    It's annoying.
    Not only to mention that the 360 could power off during flashing, rendering your drive inoperable.

    You must invest in a X360 USB pro, those are atleast 30 quid
    I'd say pay the mate of yours.
    It's easier as he already did it, so you can't mess it up.
     
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    The thing is he used his 360 to power the drive. He never even heard of the USB pro. I think he just connected his HDD to his PC with sata cables and had it powered with his 360. These seem like red flags to me but I'm not entirely sure. Do people actually get banned because of this?

    And assuming it didn't matter, is it possible to hack it with nothing more than the software and cable to connect the HDD to PC?

    Edit: I guess what I want to know is what is the bare minimum (and cheapest) materials I need to flash it play backups. Benq drive for a phat arcade console.
     
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    Nope.
    It does trigger a NO_DVD flag but it's not bannable by MS.

    Yes.
    However, you don't connect your HDD to yer PC, you connect the DVD drive.

    Since you got a laptop, you'll need an X360 USB pro v1.
    That's the bare minimum you need.
     
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    Oh so they don't ban for that? That's a good sign. I won't be very upset either way.

    Yikes that looks a little expensive. I can't find the v1 but the v2 is like 70 bones.

    I'll just post my transcript with my friend. Does it seem like he knows what he's doing?

     
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    Seems like he's just some fella that found a guide and did it once.
    Powering the drive via the xbox works but it's tedious.
    I've flashed 100's of drives, I can't be arsed using the 360 to power them.

    Only things you can get banned for these days is having unpatched backups.
    As well as openly admitting piracy and ofcourse cheating online, yes that includes using GTA mods.

    I hope he flashes the drive for you.
    He seems like some lazy fuck that just cba to do it for his mates.
     
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    Well I hacked his wii for free (granted that was much easier) so he probably won't charge me for it anyway.

    And if you're only doing it to one console as opposed to hundreds like you did, would it still warrant the extra cost of getting the extra materials?

    On an semi-related note I saw the sticky where you offered to flash xboxes for europeans for free (very cool of you btw) do you know anyone around the forums that would do it for americans? Thanks for answering my ignorant questions.
     
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    Yes.
    As it's a fuck ton easier to power it with dedicated flashing gear then to spend effort, getting it to load in Jungleflasher.
    I can strip down a 360 to it's mobo in under 5 minutes.
    Key extraction and flashing I can do within 2 and reassembly is also under 5 minutes.
    In total, per 360, I spend less then 10 minutes as opposed to an hour orso using the 360 ;p

    Devin used to do it, but as of now, I got no idea.
     
  15. Ericzander

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    Well that's a bummer. Since he would be using his desktop which does have the sata port (and according the the transcript he already has the cables), he would still need the X360 USB pro? I'm only asking because you said that I would need it since I had a laptop. Would he still need it?
     
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    Nope.
    X360 USB pro is only for connecting the SATA port of the DVD to the PC.

    Laptops mostly have incompatible SATA chipsets so a X360 USB is required.
     
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    Oh so he's basically good? Got all the stuff he needs? Just maybe wanna invest in the CK3i? Or would the DVD Drive Power Dongle that the OP linked work instead? What do you suggest as the cheapest way to get it done aside from powering it with the console. Hopefully these are my last questions I just wanna make sure I understand the situation.
     
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    If you want to do it yourself and have no desktop PC, an X360 USB Pro v2 and an external Molex powersupply is needed if you don't want to power it with the 360.
    If you do want to power it with the 360, then an X360 USB Pro v1 would be sufficient.
     
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    Oh I mean for him to do it who does have the desktop PC. I think he'll do it for free. Or at least let me use his PC to do it myself.
     
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    Then you need nothing to extract keys n flash it.