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Picture of DIY - Xbox360 To VGA Adapter
The idea came from a need from a college friend in need of video games on the cheap.

This is a very in-expensive project, mine was free because In had the parts sitting around.
You most likely do to. 

Allows a computer screen to be used as an HD TV for Xbox 360's.

List of Materials:
     -Computer Screen
     -VGA Cable (25 pin blue connector for computer screens)
     -Female Component Plugin (You can use a Female RCA, but this is more confusing as the colors do not match up.)
     -Soldering Iron (Recommended)
     -Sound System (If you want sound.)

Requires:
     -Basic Soldering Skills
     -Need For An HD TV
     -Scissors
     -Multi-meter or similar device
     -Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Step 1: Step One - Cut VGA Cable

Picture of Step One - Cut VGA Cable
This step is for the VGA Cable.

Cut the cable down to the size you want.
Make sure to have the connector to the computer screen still attached.

An acceptable length is 3 feet. More still works and may be more suitable for your needs.


 
StefanB18 months ago

Cheers. I've also got green pic on my LCD and does not have an option to change to YPrPb on my LCD. The solution, probably, would be to connect Vsync and Hsync but the problem is that my connector doesn't have these pins! I have an original xbox AV cable. Anyone else having such a AV cable?

Maybe I can try to pick the vsync and hsync directly from xbox (mobo?)? Would appreciate any help.

hey i know this post is a bit old but i had the same problem. Apparently, the later models of the av cables don't have all the pins, only the ones necessary for component output. I had the same problem, but i found a diagram of the pinout, and with vga, there are some pins you don't need (like many of the ground pins and the optical audio.) If you're careful, you can pull the pins out of the connector with a needle-nose pliers and re-insert them into the correct spots. I had to put pins in the h-sync and v-sync spots. All of your grounds can go to one ground pin, just to save pins, and in fact, I had trouble getting the red to come through at all until i put its ground in with the rest. Pretty much all you need for vga is the red, green, and blue, and hsync and vsync, and a ground. (And left and right audio.) All the grounds can, (and really should for simplicity's sake) go to one ground pin. Alternatively, you can hunt for an older av cable that does have all the pins in it.

StefanB17 months ago

I've soldered hsync(pin 11), vsync(pin 12) and ground (pin 2) on motherboard and still get green screen after connecting to LCD. so I thnik it's time to give up - don't want to damage my console.

GeckoScraps (author)  StefanB17 months ago

I would quit whilst you are ahead. I would help out on this, but I'm more into the coding side of things and have little idea how this works. As I have no idea what the hsync and vsync pins do. Sorry, I really would like to have helped.

StefanB18 months ago

To show you better I attach two pictures where you can cleary see "blank" pins.

My idea is to take RGB directly from original RCA (as on photo) - and it's done. I will take audio also from RCA's. Now where to take the Vsync and Hsync from if I do not have them on my connector?

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hi , i have a digital tv box that i want to connect on my vga monitor , i made this cable ,screen tint green like you say , but in my tv box settings there is not any rgb and YPrPb option , only 1 option that set to yprpb . what should i do ?:(

i soldering GND wires together and connect them to pin 5 in vga side , is there any problem ? or must connect them seperate ?

sorry about bad english :D

GeckoScraps (author)  amir_clipper10 months ago

I will do my best to find you a solution, the only delay I may have is if I can't find a similar computer, I'm on a tight budget, why I made the cable, so it may take me a little while, I'll see if I can get a variety of computer screens and cables for an update.

GeckoScraps (author) 10 months ago

I will likely update, I now have access to better cameras and staging areas.

I have a problem. The green ground pin doesn't connect to anything? I wired up all 3 of the rgb grounds into pin 8 on the ps2 ground. Red and blue read a resistance value but my volt meter reads 0 ohms from pin 7 (green ground) to the un-insulated wire that was foiled together with the green insulated wire. The weird thing is the green ground is wired with red and blue ground but it still doesnt read anything on my meter? That should be the ground and it is not. I have tried 4 cables btw. What is the green ground wire? Also whats with the foil, you never explained why we needed to keep it.

GeckoScraps (author) 1 year ago

It's been a while and I may do an update on this, haven't done much in the way of photography but, shall not be hard. As well I have a few things to add to make this project easier and more effective.

nice! Although i was hoping you could change RGB to YPrPb on xbox itself, now i have a pretty green (test)screen. This availability of a switch between RGB to YPrPb is damn important haha, thx anyway!
unicron852 years ago
looks good any chance we could get some clearer pics?