X1 Project First case change for a classic Xbox games console

Saturday 10 June 2006

X1 - Fitting the standard xbox games console into a commercial CD player case. [more]

The donor Xbox

The CD Player case with all the insides removed.

The xbox dvd drive with the casing removed to fit in the new case.     

 USB sockets fitted to the front panel.

Remote power on board, this allows the console to be switched via the Xbox remote.

Xbox infra red receiver fitted to the front panel

The motherboard and PSU fitted with an extended power cable.

DVD Drive fitted.

 

Hard Drive fitted above the DVD drive and front panel boards connected.

 

The finished Xbox

Front panel showing LCD panel working

The basic LCD panel was not bright enough to read in the room so we fitted a backlit model from RS Components.

We found that the solid back did not allow enough ventilation so we fitted a mesh back to the case.