The Xbox is a gaming system manufactured by Microsoft that offers realistic graphics and sound, as well as online play. It can also run home brew software once modded with the Xenium Ice modchip. This allows home brew and other system utilities to be loaded on the console, so you can play Xbox game back ups and copy games to the hard drive. The Xenium Ice modchip provides for solderless installation.
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Things you need
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Torx screwdriver
Remove the Torx screws from the back of the Xbox. The Torx screws are located under the rubber foot pads of the Xbox. Remove the back cover of the Xbox.
Detach the IDE cable from the Xbox hard drive, and take it out. Remove the Torx screws holding the DVD drive in place, and take it out.
Locate the d0 point on your Xbox motherboard. The d0 point can be found in the diagram at the Xbox Scene website (see the link in Resources, page 8). Install the gold rivets included with the Xenium modchip in the Xbox motherboard. Place the rivets in the motherboard according to the diagram at the Xbox Scene website.
Insert the tip of the Xenium Ice modchip wire into the d0 point on the Xbox motherboard. Align the Xenium Ice modchip in the rivets box.
Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw into the designated position on the motherboard. Verify that the Xenium Ice modchip wire is secure.
Reassemble the Xbox by following Steps 1 and 2 in reverse order.
Power on your Xbox, and follow the prompts of the Xenium Ice system menu to configure the modchip.
Tips and warnings
- Modifying your Xbox voids its warranty.
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