I will show you how to make you Xbox 360 look super cool and super affordable!


-Cutting Windows Out On Top
-Cutting The DVD Housing For Viewable Disk Spin
-Lighting The Interior With Your Choice Of Color
-Painting The Face Plate, Sides, and DVD Housing


Step 1: Tools & Supplies Needed

Tools Needed:

Torx Screw Drivers (You may be able to get away with just small flat head screw drivers intsead)
Small Phillips & Flat Head Screw Driver Set
Soldering Iron
Drill & Bits
Dremel w/Cutting Wheel
Hot Glue Gun
Wire Snips
Exacto Knife
Sanding Block (medium grit)
Sand Paper (medium grit)

Supplies Needed:

9 x 7 1/2" x 1/8" Sheet Of Plexiglass
6 LED's Of Your Choice
Black Spray Paint
30 AWG Wire
Masking Tape
Resistor (depends on what led setup you use)
<p>is the glass flushh with the surface of the case</p>
<p>I think using led strips would be better becayse them come in nice colors are cheap and can cut them to desired lengths and all so you could hot glue them in case were there concealed and it would inliminate the need for all that wireing and resitirors</p>
<p>also led strips are 12 volt so no resistors would be needed</p>
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How about those two holes where the screws have to be bolted in. <br>Can you just ignore those or would I have to take those into consideration? <br>I've been measuring a bit and it seems that this modification doesn't have those holes anymore. <br>Could anybody help me with that?
can i get banned from xbox live for doing this
Can sum1 plz help me!! Do u no of a place where I can get my b/f's Xbox customized?? I leave in NC. I have been searching for 4 1/2 months now. I'm so tried but I will not give up! My very last step will b to do it myself but he will no it's gone.
any ideas on how to attach led's to 3 pin connector as im special and have a 3 pin fan? do i juust strip part of the coloured wired as shown and continue like it is said?<br>any ideas would be much appriciated
it should be the red wire is power, the black is ground, and the blue is speed sensor
i&acute;m not sure if its a good idea to open ur dvd drive.<br>the drive can get more dust than normal....
will it work for any dvd drive????
he this will void the warrenty means for the entire process not just removing the hard drive <br>
This step is dangerous if your not an electrician and you wire this up wrong you could: <br>1. brick your console <br>2. burn your house down <br>3. electricute yourself<br>I suggest buying a ready made light unit from ebay called:<br>&quot;Nexilux Smart LED Storm V2 for XBOX 360 Case Tunning&quot;.<br>It plugs into the disc drive socket on the main board with a splitter so you can plug your drive into the splitter.<br>Also there are a few useful features instead of just 1 colour thats comes on when you switch your console on and turns off when you turn the console off it has 7 diffrent colours to choose from with 3 diffrent settings on each colour.<br>You get a remote control with it too.<br>Also you can turn the lights off so you can game in the dark without led's glaring in your face.<br>
I would do this in a second but with the red ring of death threat i don't dare. once you open the case you could void the warranty and good by XBOX.
All you are doing is putting LED's in, maybe with a battery inside or something. There is no soldering to the MOBO so getting a RRoD isn't a problem as long as you take proper precautions against static electricity. When you open the case the warranty becomes VOID. There are stickers on the Xbox that when removed, leave a residue letting people know that it was opened.
i'd fix the xbox myself rather than send it off - i can fix it within an hour, microsoft takes weeks. plus SOO much satisfaction in fixing it yourself! :)
I used 12v source near the power suply for my fans. I am also instaling led lights but I don't know where to find another power source. I NEED HELP!
You could solder a wire to the USB output of the Xbox and do it that way, or plug a USB plug into the Xbox and run it into the system to have power.
you could always put a 9 volt battery in your case get a 9 volt plug thingy from an old alarm clock and glue it to the side and tape it up to prevent any shorts.
go to lamma, there's more than 1 power source
Here are my inspired versions
Can i just remove the dvd cover instead
wouldn't it be better to use a cold cathode?
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-360-Cold-Cathode-Lighting/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-360-Cold-Cathode-Lighting/</a>
Just wondering:<br>How does it look without the LEDs? I'm going to do this project, but I'm not so good at wiring and the likes.
anyone know how to get the instructions to do this for free? a website perhaps?
hey do you get band for putting the leds in it? thanks
lol, no you cannot get "banned" for putting any modification in/on your xbox. They only ban people that use flashed dvd drives. ;-)
They do ban you for putting in new fans. Kinda stupid, huh, if that's what gets you RROD?
And new fans give you RROD?
actually if you 12 volt your fans they can find out because the fan plug is not being used
Wait, so over xbox live they can tell if you CHANGED YOUR FANS?????
whats a flashed dvd drive?
thats having your dvd drive flashed to play burned xbox 360 games.
Ah, psh, who does THAT? Not me, heh heh heh.
Can you still play on live if you have a flashed dvd drive? like on the original xboxs they could detect if you had a mod chip and. permanently banned your from connecting to live
not with the new LT firmware.
You will be able to play for a little while but they will ban you with the next sweep of bans. (they do it in big "waves")
I would love to know how you do this! both the flashing of a drive and the burning of the game disk!
when you flash a dvd drive your taking off the firmware that tells it if its a real xbox game and giving it one that says this can be played
not anymore with the new LT firmware, I'm lovin' Just Cause 2 :P
how many led's can i have inside my 360??
Technically, you can have over 9000 LEDs in your 360 if it is all wired correctly. I would stick with about 6 since it would be pointless to have any more.
If you are wiring into the fans power you can only have 5.4V worth of LED's. If you have any more they will dim as the fan speed drops to the lowest speed.<br/>If you want more voltage you can wire into a constant 12V supply. There are many on the board. Reference here to find one &lt;http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/tutorial/Xbox_360-HandC-V1_4.pdf&gt;<br/>
yeah I used an old 12 volt USB fan that went to the bottom of the 360 when the fan broke
Where can I find a better power source and how can I keep my resister cool? it gets pretty hot!
Get a resistor that doesnt have such a low Ohm amount.
if you have your resister in the fan shroud it should keep it cool

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