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FIRST MOD FOR XBOX 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER/HEADSET/MESSENGER KIT

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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO USE YOUR WIRELESS XBOX 360 CONTROLLER, WIRELESS HEADSET, AND YOUR MESSENGER KEY BOARD ALL AT ONCE? WELL THEN YOU KNOW IT DOESENT WORK. TILL NOW THAT IS........
 
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Step 1: THINGS THAT YOU NEED

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THESE ARE THE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO NEED TO DO THIS MOD.
1. XBOX 360 WIRELESS CONTROLLER
2. XBOX 360 MESSENGER KIT
3. SOLDERING IRON
4. SOLDER
5. A T10 SECURITY STAR BIT
6. A T6 STAR BIT

IT ALSO SHOWS SOME WIRE BUT I NEEDED THAT AT FIRST TO FIGURE THIS MOD OUT YOU WILL NOT NEED IT, ALSO A WIRELESS HEADSET YOU WILL ONLY NEED THIS WHEN YOU ARE READY TO TEST OUT IF YOU DID IT CORRECT.

Step 2: TAKING APART THE CONTROLLER

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FIRST OFF START BY REMOVING THE 7 FASTNERS THAT HOLD THE CONTROLLER REMEMBER THAT ONE FASTNER IS UNDER THE SERIAL NUMBER STICKER.WHEN SEPERATING THE TWO HALFS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KEEP THE BACK SIDE UP SO ALL OF THE KEYS DONT FALL OUT.NEXT REMOVE THE MAIN BOARD AND MOTORS WHEN DOING THIS IT IS EASY IF YOU JUST PULL BOTH TRIGERS IT WILL JUST POP OUT.LAST LOOK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE MAIN BOARD AND YOU WILL SEE THE MOTORS HOOK UP LOCATION JUST CAREFULLY PULL OUT AND REMOVE THEM. YOU ARE DOING THIS JUST SO YOU MAKE SHURE NOT TO MESS THEM UP LATER.

Step 3: OPENING THE MESSENGER KEY BOARD

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ON THIS STEP YOU WILL START BY REMOVEING THE 4 FASTNERS THAT HOLD IT TOGETHER. THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO OPEN THE MESSENGER KIT UP SO JUST POP IT OPEN WITH SOMETHING SMALL BUT BE CAREFULL NOT TO BRAKE IT OR PULL THE TWO HALFS APART TO FAR.ONCE IT IS OPEN YOU WILL SEE THAT THE HEADPHONE JACK PIECE IS BEING HELD IN POSITION BY TWO CLIPS JUST PULL UP ON THEM AND THEY WILL SLID OUT AND THE JACK PIECE WILL COME FREE.

Step 4: SETTING UP THE JACK WIRES

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GO AHEAD AND UNPLUG THE JACK CONNECTER.I KNOW THE PICTURE SUCKS BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT OUT. JUST PULL OUT ON IT CAREFULLY. NOW COMES THE FUN PART NO RETURN, CUT THE WIRES OFF OF THE HEADPHONE JACK PIECE BUT DO IT AS CLOSE TO THE JACK PIECE AS POSSIBLE.THEN STRIP THE WIRES BACK JUST ENOUGH TO SOLDER THEM LIKE AN EIGHT OF AN INCH.

Step 5: SOLDER TIME

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OK YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE 7 WIRES THAT ARE STRIPED AND READY FOR SOLDERING AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE CONTROLLERS MAIN BOARD YOU WILL SEE THE FEMALE SIDE OF THE HEADPHONE JACK. YOU WILL ALSO SEE IT IS SNAPED INTO PLACE THEN SOLDERED BY 8 SPOTS LIKE SHOWN IN THE PICTURES. TWO ON THE LEFT TWO ON THE RIGHT FOUR IN THE MIDDLE TWO ON TOP OF EACH OTHER LIKE THIS:
0 0
00 00
0 0
THE COLLOR OF THE WIRES IF YOU LOOK AT THE END THAT IS NOT CUT GOES AS FOLLOWS (WHITE)(BLUE)(YELLOW)(PEACH)(BLACK)(TAN)(PINK) AND THE WAY THAT THEY ARE SOLDERED ON IS (PEACH)(BLACK)(BLUE)(YELLOW)(TAN)(PINK)(WHITE) LOOKING AT MY PICTURES STARTING ON THE LEFT AND GOING TO THE RIGHT WITH THE LAST WHITE WIRE BEING THE CONNECTION ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE 4 CENTER SPOTS.

(BLUE) 0 0 (YELLOW)
(PEACH)THEN(BLACK) 00 00 (TAN)THEN(PINK)
(NOTHING) 0 0 (WHITE)

Step 6: TO MAKE IT FIT PART ONE

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IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOP PART OF THE CONTROLLER THAT I SAID NOT TO TURN OVER RISK OF DUMPING OUT THE KEYS, ON THE BOTTOM SIDE THERE IS A DARK GRAY PIECE REMOVE IT AND IN THE CENTER THERE IS A NOTCH IN IT SO THE FEMALE PART OF THE HAEDPHONE JACK CAN STICK OUT.NOW YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT BIGGER ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MAKE THE NOTCH LIKE AN EIGHTH OF AN INCH DEEPER SO THAT THE WIRES WILL HAVE ENOUGH ROOM WHEN PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER.

Step 7: REBUILD

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PUT THE MOTORS BACK ON JUST REMEMBER THE BIGGER WEIGHT ONE GOES ON THE LEFT.PUT THE MOTORS AND THE MAIN BOARD BACK IN THE BOTTOM SIDE OF CONTROLLER AND THEN THE DARK GRAY PIECE THAT YOU MADE THE NOTCH A LITTLE BIGGER BACK ON THEN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CONTROLLER AND PUT YOUR SEVEN FASTNERS BACK IN.YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ELECTRIC TAIL STICKING OUT LOL.

Step 8: MAKE IT FIT PART 2

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LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MESSENGER KIT THAT YOU TOOK APART BEFORE IF YOU LOOK AT THE SIDE YOU WILL SEE THREE SQUARES THAT THE MALE END OF THE HEADPHONE JACK CAME THREW.CUT THE TWO SMALL BARS SO THAT YOU NOW HAVE ONE BIG HOLE.PASS THE PLUG END OF THE WIRE TAIL YOU HAD ON YOUR NEW CONTROLLER THREW THE BIGGER HOLE YOU JUST MADE ON THE MESSENGER KIT PIECE.PLUG THE END OF YOUR CONTROLLER TAIL BACK INTO THE SAME SPOT YOU UNPLUGED IT FROM IN THE BEGINNING, SNAP THE TWO PIECES OF THE MESSENGER KIT TOGETHER AND PUT YOUR 4 FASTNERS BACK IN.THEN JUST SNAP THE MESSENGER KIT ONTO THE CONTROLLER JUST LIKE IT WOULD WITHOUT THE MOD.

Step 9: YOUR DONE GO PLAY

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JUST GO TRY IT OUT YOU CAN NOW TEXT WITH YOUR MESSENGER KIT AND TALK ON YOUR WIRELESS HEADSET GO HAVE SOME FUN. ALSO I HAVE LOOKED AND CANNOT FIND THIS MOD ANYWHERE IF YOU HAVE SEEN IT ELSEWHERE PLEASE LET ME KNOW ALSO I ALREADY HAVE STARTED ANOTHER MOD FOR THE XBOX 360 SO HIT ME UP AGAIN.
dragonsniper8 months ago
Dude. Turn. Off. The. F**king. Caps. Lock!!!
gbenn51020008 months ago
Yo can u make me one i will pay for it
gbenn51020009 months ago
That's really cool was it hard or expensive
munchman6 years ago
DO I HAVE TO SHOUT WHEN I MAKE THIS?
NO BUT IT'S POLITE TO SHOUT WHEN COMMENTING.
clark Noodle936 years ago
OH REALLY?!!! IT THINK ITS PRETTY ANNOYING!!!!!
OH OFF COURSE NOT! IT'S A GOOD HABIT TO HAVE.
I LIKE HOW YOU COMMENT ALMOST A YEAR LATER.
toogers clark4 years ago
IVE BEEN WAITING A YEAR TO TYPE THIS.
... OVER TWO YEARS LATER...
I DO THAT A LOT.
AND HOW I GET FOLLOW UP EMAILS ABOUT IT
clark Noodle935 years ago
EXACTLY, AND THEN YOU'RE LIKE, WTF? WHAT IS THIS? I DON'T REMEMBER COMMENTING ON THAT.
cyrozap clark5 years ago
LOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLLOOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLLOLOLOOLOLOLOLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!
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Derin cyrozap5 years ago
THAT IS FUNNY LOL THE GIRL GOT OWNED WAAZA WOOZA SMELLY SOCKS ICE CREAM INSERT COIN TO PLAY ANOTHER GAME BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEEEP OOPS LOW BATTERY SYSTEM MESSAGE: DERIN IS CURRENTLY OFFLINE.
munchman Derin5 years ago
(removed by author or community request)
BUT... WHY? (Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series reference)
clark cyrozap5 years ago
DUDE, WHY?! (fruit roll ups commercial reference)
Derin clark5 years ago
I DONT KNOW BUT SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT IN HERE(Derin E. Quote Inc. reference)
*whispers*  c-c-c-c-combo breaker...
I DOON'T KNOW...
Krayzi991 year ago
Please, No caps-lock. It scares me, mama! lol. great ible.
umashi2 years ago
just to tell everyone who doesn't know already,they made an update for the messenger pad through xbox live,so now the wireless headset issue is fixed.
so many people were complaining to microsoft about this so thats why they made the update.
Smiling Cat2 years ago
Way overdone solution for the quadrant use problem. I had the same problem of the controller thinking a headset was plugged when the chat pad was attached or even when it was removed. It wouldn't let me set my wireless mic to quadrant one. Opened up just the controller to test some contact points and found all you need is a single jumper wire on two of the 2.5mm jack solder connections.

Keeps the badly designed 2.5mm socket from always reporting something as plugged in, lets me use the wireless along with the chat pad, and best of all if I plug a headset into either the chat pad or controller it correctly takes precedence and works perfectly.

1/100 the effort of this and undoing it is simple as removing a single jumper wire. Haven't found need to remove it on the three wireless controllers I used this method on.
marc925 years ago
looks professional but loose the capital letters. (i have not used a single capital in this post, in fact, i am starting a movement: the alice's restaurant anti-capital movement. (arlo guthrie reference for those of you cool enough to have heard the song.) join this movement and never use another capital letter again! reply/pm me if you decide to join.)
im in! im out when i have to type a school report tho!
same
all in. cause you can get anything you want....
I disagree, we Grammar Nazis are against both the Caps Lock movement and the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Capital movement. As a matter of fact, we intend on destroying you all in a global holocaust.

                                                            I know, I know, that joke was in bad taste.
Hahahaha.

Loved it.

=]
cody777 marc923 years ago
DUDE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING CAPSLOCK IS FREEKIN AWSOME
BEST KEY INVENTED IN MY OPINION(BEHIND SCROLL LOCK ANYWAY)
this is retarted you cant take off the messenger kit this way! and please do us all a favor and turn off the caps lock!
liquid x (author)  Ltcheesecracker5 years ago
i have not replied to a comment till you. i understand i used caps lock and i find it funny that everyone comments on the fact i used all caps. but if you are not smart enough to complete this mod then please don't talk trash. i also understand that some people (like yourself) like to just hear or read your pointless nonsense. i have had many people complete this mod and love it and tell me so, and the same people make jokes on my caps lock. notice i am not on caps lock because you are not worth yelling at. have a great life and hope to hear or read your pointless advice again. p.s. i use my mod everyday and it works fine. and if you would like to be able to remove the messenger kit from the controller just reroute the imputes to the headphone jack....... think of that? if you need help i will show you how to do that as well. this site is to share knowledge not drive to your house and do things for you. please let me know if this helps you.....lol.
Ok, the vast majority of the Caps-Lock advice in these comments is just plain rude, and most of these people should be ashamed of themselves. But I do agree that all caps makes it difficult to read all the text, and suggest that you not use that technique on your next instructable.

That having been said, do you know what the problem is that was causing the chat pad and the WIRELESS headset (since most of the other commenters seem to have missed that detail) from working together in the first place? I have yet to get a WIRELESS headset, so I have yet to experience the problem. Basically, I want to know what the problem is, and how exactly this modification fixes it.
I use the Messenger kit (i.e. Keyboard with headset plugged into it) all the time to play on-line CoD 4 and GoW2 and I do not see the point of your Instructable. If your device does not work, just return it !!
ac1D liquid x5 years ago
marc92, he joined you, he did not use caps for a entire 11 line of text. i guess hes allright now! sweet!
marc92 ac1D5 years ago
excellent!
hintss marc924 years ago
i join
luke marc924 years ago
im in !
http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/disable_caps_lock/
i do that on my linux box and my mac ! ( i use it in windows for shift + tab in some games )
cyrozap marc925 years ago
it's lose, not loose. everyone knew john kerry was going to lose the election. your pants are loose. i hope you've enjoyed your grammar lesson for the day.
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