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havent been on this thread a while, glad to see micropage is single handedly keeping this thread alive :roll:
 
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So the battery had a redesign due to size constraints not sure if this is a ghetto mod or tech purchase most probably a bit of both anyway waiting on the controller but the battery has lasted a week on half charge and is still above 13vView attachment 231357
You badly need to shrink-wrap or tape that wire..
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My old xbox 360. Note this did not help prevent rrod, it died the same as my first 360 which is why I did the mod.

Me: "Here 360, have a shit ton more airflow"

360: ...rrod

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My old xbox 360. Note this did not help prevent rrod, it died the same as my first 360 which is why I did the mod.

Me: "Here 360, have a shit ton more airflow"

360: ...rrod

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I feel ya. I got the "Elite" version because it was less prone to rrod. It died after 2 years of light use. Got it repaired... died again.
A friend of mine gave me his regular 360, which lasted about 5+ years in his hands.
It died after a year. Repaired, better airflow mod (not as aggressive as yours)... died a couple months later.

...I gave up on consoles after that.
 
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just add more plastic from bread bag for sound dampening
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so far it looks pretty good for sound dampening, just the gap between the pcb and the aluminum top that left since it's harder to slip the plastic there without opening the whole keyboard
 
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Bought a microcontroller a few weeks back that runs off 18650 cells tried to use it for a project and sadly the battery life sucked I was hoping for 12h+ on a little board doing nothing I got 3 so I ghetto modded a broken power bank to it.
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what about some electrical cable?
actually i don't like using any tape coz it leaves gluey layer on the cable and i don't have any heat shrink
so i use plastic from snack to cover it
if you ask me is that safe? yeah although it's not water proof it's pretty safe but i don't recommend it for power eating hardware
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PS4, PS4Pro and PS5 have never had any of those issues... I gave up on the 360 as well. I won't touch another XBox personally. But I digress...
My PS3 (fat PAL 80GB model with no PS2 compatibility) got pretty much quieter after I cleaned and repasted it. I had also 2x 360 before, one was the HDD-less model with HDMI, the later one was a 360S. With those, a teardown and cleaning the dust off helped as well for the noise. Otherwise they worked flawlessly, sold both years ago.
 
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I remember having that old phat ps3 and drilling a ton of holes in the bottom of the plastic and then replacing the fan in it with the part with more blades because mine sounded like a leafblower. Did have a PS4 die on me also(artifacts in game one day) but I had a warranty and the PS4 was out of stock and the PS4 Pro had just been released so I received the pro for free and I still actually have my jasper 360 and that has not died yet, but 2 died so yeah.
 
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what about some electrical cable?
actually i don't like using any tape coz it leaves gluey layer on the cable and i don't have any heat shrink
so i use plastic from snack to cover it
if you ask me is that safe? yeah although it's not water proof it's pretty safe but i don't recommend it for power eating hardware
View attachment 232134
View attachment 232135
They do that alot here in Thailand with mains cable with no issues one thing they could teach you is to offset your conducted junctions though. Cut the live short on one cable and long on the other and vise versa on the neutral.
 
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They do that alot here in Thailand with mains cable with no issues one thing they could teach you is to offset your conducted junctions though. Cut the live short on one cable and long on the other and vise versa on the neutral.
looks like south east asia style:roll:
 
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i just find out that i can use straws to fill the gap between the upper case and the pcb and so far it works well but the switches is pretty loud for kinda blue switch so dampening not affect too much, just it makes the keyboard more solid but still loud AF
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sorry for posting something that not pc related
when you build a green house and you need to sew the paranet
just McGyver's thing, using cable tie left over as needle :D :D
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not the fancy one, as long as it works as it should
 
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sorry for posting something that not pc related
when you build a green house and you need to sew the paranet
just McGyver's thing, using cable tie left over as needle :D :D
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not the fancy one, as long as it works as it should
I make my own netting needles from bamboo my father in law taught me how to make them as he used to repair fishing nets regularly.

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Threads about Ghetto mods... I call them home made mods for penny pinchers! :) :laugh:

Had some spare shade cloth stored away from a gardening job, so decided instead of buying dedicated dust filter material for making dust cover on top front of my PC case, I thought to make custom shape & stick velcro strips to the case & of course to the modified shade cloth cut into custom shape for my own dust cloth system.

Custom shape shade cloth cut out with velcro strips attached. I leave a little bit of hangover so I can get my finger on it to remove for cleaning.
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Positioning of shade cloth for appropriate fitment. This part of case has had the factory front door for the optical drive compartment removed & all the relevant fittings for optical drivers removed. Fitment of a Cryorig 4 pin 140mm cpu cooler fan that came with my R1 Ultimate cooler now has a new use as an additional cooling fan blowing directly towards the RAM & of course, the "splash off" effect from the air circulates around the surrounding components like the VRM for example. I have stopped at nothing to have the best air cooled rocket lake system I can build with the resources at my disposal.
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Final fitment of custom dust cloth, easy to remove & clean!
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When I have more time will completely cover the front of the case with this custom shade cloth system so the aesthetic looks more consistent overall. Added bonus of it costing me virtually nothing!
 
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