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Step 1: Tools & Parts
An original XBOX
An original XBOX "breakaway" cable
A male-to-female USB cable
A copy of Splinter Cell
Soldering Iron & solder
Helping hands (not absolutely necessary, but the sure do help)
See step 5.
Gather your tools, the breakway and USB cables and clear a workspace. You might want to set down newspaper or a protective covering as you will be soldering.
I ruined the expensive and terrible USB cable pictured here that I purchased from The Source. I then bought one at the dollar store for a fraction of the cost that ended up being of much better quality. Lesson learned.
Step 2: Prepare the USB cable
Strip the outer rubber shell of the wire with the wire stripper, leaving as much space as you think you'll need (usually 0.5-1.5 inch but as you can see I left a lot). Carefully strip each individual wire a similar distance from its end. Neaten the ends and remove and extraneous filler (shielding, string, fiber, etc).
Get our your soldering iron and carefully tin each wire, using the helping hands if available / necessary.