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i am going to give you a few of the simple steps i took to customize my 360 and for very little $$$


 
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Step 1: Taking apart your 360

you can find out how to do this through many sites. NOTE: this will void your warranty

Step 2: Layout your design

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i chose to do a simple design i found on this site. you can draw out any design you like, just be careful and do whatever your artistic ability will allow you to do.

i was playing around with my other xbox so i thought id also show you this design too. it may not stay this way i think i am going to make the corners bigger and maybe a little fatter lines.

Step 3: Cutting out your design

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i used a dremmel cutting about 1/4 to an 1/8 of an inch from my line and sanded to my line. i would suggest practicing on something else first (only pic i have related)

Step 4: Taking disc drive apart

i do not have any step by step for this, if you have problems check online to find out about taking apart. you will find i believe 4 screws on the bottom very simple.

Step 5: Disc drive layout

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just as the case use your imagination. just leave a piece connected (kinda obvious) so the top wheel will remain in place.

Step 6: Cutting out your design

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same as the case i used a dremmel and cut about 1/8 of and inch from the line and sanded to my line. (sorry my pics are not specific i did it over a period of time)
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samc123451 year ago
i like cake
TurbineModz3 years ago
Could you please go into a bit more detail about taking off the power button? I'm airbrushing my latest project in Arctic Camo and the last have always been carbon fiber.

I don't want my ROL or power light screwed up because of the paint job so please help me :)

P.S so far nice tutorial, following it through :P
ledhedgn3 years ago
I used these same pins, and it gave me a short, any ideas?
fanksta (author)  ledhedgn3 years ago
sorry i havent been on this site in quite a while i really have no idea why it wouldve shorted unless the wires were somehow touching the next pin
i figured it out, 2 different sections of my circuit was touching the metal casing of the 360, causing the psu to see an oversurge, nudged the things away and added heat shrink and it fixed it up
matt9203 years ago
Did you put two strips in your xbox?
AND
Can u put up a pic on how to connect the strips?
fanksta (author)  matt9203 years ago
yeah i used two strips sry i know longer have this xbox so a pics out of the question but the strips i got had adhesive on the back side so i just stuck them to the inside of the metal case after the board is in and make sure you have room for your dvd drive
Valeil4 years ago
QuackMasterDan has a quite good instructable on how to disassemble your 360.
Hitman75944 years ago
a few questions
1) can you explain your painting process in a little bit more detail lots of tutorials out there but i like how yours turned out
2) can you explain your lighting a bit more im kinda a noob at led lights also can you explain how i would hook up cathode lights
Thanks!
Dont forget to Prime
fanksta (author)  Hitman75944 years ago
painting is real easy just take your time lightly mist over the surface each coat will cover more if you do to much at once you will end up with lots of runs after it dries spray on your clear coat also being careful as this will run too the clear coat is important to protect against scratches

as far as the lights i had a hard time understanding the leds myself and didnt want to buy the wrong things or connect any thing wrong so i got the led strips the link is on the tab real easy to connect  a pos and neg wire just solder to the back of the board where i noted and youll have no problems and the strips have adhesive on the back so you just stick them in place. no matter what you use for lighting i would use the spot on the board i noted as its constant power and 12v

good luck
thanks so much that helped a ton last thing really quick is wet sanding do you do that? what is it?
fanksta (author)  Hitman75944 years ago
if by chance you happen to rush a nd get a run take some like 400 grit sandpaper wet the surface and gently sand the run out. if you take your time after your first coat of paint the surface should still be pretty transparent and after each coat you will cover more and more runs should be no problem eliminating any thought of wet sanding. if you put your glass on the inside i would recommend a thin sheet  due to the amount of room you have. if you put it on the outside i would go a little thicker take you time with it as it will break easily while cut or drilling any holes
what dremel did you use and what bit
fanksta (author)  Hitman75944 years ago
i used a metal cutting bit and the dremel doesnt matter you wanna find the right speed and do that in the area you are cutting out cut about a 1/4 of an inch from the line and use the small drum sanding bit and sand to the line
what was the thickness of the plexiglass? did you use 1/8 inch?
fanksta (author)  Hitman75944 years ago
my sheet was probably closer to 1/4 but it was on the outside on the inside i would go no bigger than an  1/8
also what type of plexiglass did you use thickness ect.
your instructable inspired me, here's mine :)
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fanksta (author)  redstarsrbija5 years ago
i like the color combo
CALAMITY!!! My xbox is showing error E74 :(.... boooooooooo
fanksta (author)  redstarsrbija4 years ago
thats not a hard fix in fact this orange one had e74 when i got it. you can do an x-clamp replacement which may or may not work or you can heat up the board with a pen torch or heat gun (over the graphics chips only) just be careful on the amount of heat your using you could crack the board, but this is the best fix good luck see ya gaming
thanks man : )
Is that a matte finish? That's awesome.
somewhat i guess lol, i did put a clear coat on but it was very thin
your custom xbox inspired me to make my own.
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fanksta (author)  Mr. G Reaper4 years ago
nice work
larz12304 years ago
this is my first mod I think it looks ok for my first time   
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bruno854 years ago
cool
godzilla1944 years ago
sound activated are here http://www.xoxide.com/bluecathode.html it cost extra
dakkenly4 years ago
So you didn't take the case off? Lol I need to know how to take it off...
fanksta (author)  dakkenly4 years ago
just stole this link from youtube havent really watched but theres hundreds out there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joF4n_HT6X0
omarg89005 years ago
hey where did you buy that strip of leds? did you use a resistor or just like that thanks.
fanksta (author)  omarg89004 years ago
they just require 12v you cant you power from the fan step 7 shows you where to buy and where to connect
http://www.ledlight.com/flexible-led-light.aspx
what are the measuments for this?
fanksta (author)  xirishboyn19x5 years ago
hope this helps... i used quarters on the edges to round them off
are American quarters the same size as canadian quaters lol just wondering lol
canadian quarters are a bit smaller, I just got back from toronto canadian quarter is slightly thinner looking at it, but pretty much the same
fanksta (author)  syngaming5 years ago
the circles about the same, i think there a little thinner
Alex19945 years ago
Sorry a little bit unclear, did you screw them into the upper and lower holes and how did you get them best through the plastic?
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