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Case Mod - In Progress Project: JDM As F Xbox 360 Case Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by prelich, 22 Oct 2010.

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What colour should I paint the inside stripe?

  1. Red

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  2. Blue

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  3. Purple

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  4. Green

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  5. Orange

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  1. prelich

    prelich What's a Dremel?

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    So this is my second case mod now, the first I will be doing a project log about. I would love any suggestions/comments along the way. I will mostly be posting bigger updates on weekends as that's when I will be working on this thing the most. Without further adieu lets start this thing

    To do list:
    • Disassemble console - done
    • Disassemble controller - done
    • Disassemble hard drive
    • Cut side window
    • Cut window in hard drive
    • Fill memory card slots in faceplate
    • Sand everything
    • Prime everything
    • Paint console and hard drive
    • Paint controller
    • Glue in plexiglass
    • Reassemble
    • Happy Times




    So this is a little sketch I made up as for the design of the case. I'm still not 100% sure about the color in the middle (right now purple) so if you have any suggestions plz post. Controller will be painted all black (murdered out)
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    How the console looks at the moment, gotta love that custom Modern Warfare faceplate
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    That's right, powered by Asus......wutsup
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    Controller at the moment
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    Mmmmmm very delicious dirt right there
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    Alright time to disassemble the controller

    Gotta take out those seven torx screws in the back
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    Didn't have a security bit torx screwdriver bit I managed to get a flathead to fit in and it worked :D
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    Screws out
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    Taking off the back of the shell
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    Some more dirt/dust that looks very tasty
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    Got the bottom plate out, just pulls out
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    Finally, managed to fiddle the circuit board out, not as easy as it seams
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    Took out those rubber things holding in the buttons and the buttons just pop outs
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    Now I gotta take out the d pad
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    Gotta unscrew these two screws to get it out
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    Popped it out
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    Now I took out the RB LB buttons
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    And pried out the sync button
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    Empty shell
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    Now to take out the triggers
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    Careful so the spring doesn't pop out
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    Wasn't so lucky with the second one
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    It kinda flew out across my room, luckily I found it lying by my radiator
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    All the parts laid out
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    So I don't forget what to do with all that crap
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    Now on to the console
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    Faceplate off, just pull it
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    Had to take these feet things out to reach the clips.....
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    To take out the top and bottom plates
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    Time to press these clips in, kinda a pain
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    This magical screwdriver was the perfect size and got the job done pretty well
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    Console splitting in two
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    Now gotta unclip the clips in the front
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    Bottom's off
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    Man that things dusty
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    Taking off the eject button
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    Now these torx screws gotta come out
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    EZ mode
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    Top coming off
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    Taking off the dvd drive cover thing
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    Dusty heatsink
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    Now to take off that metal plate on one of the insides of the case so I can cut the window
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    That's where you belong
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    Fan duct (I think that's what it's called) coming out
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    All the parts laid out
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    Temporary console so I can still play, add me GT: Prelich
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    So that's all for dis assembly right now. I'm going to start marking and cutting the window hole tomorrow and I will also take apart the hard drive to get ready to cut. Stay tuned for another update coming soon.
     
  2. Yaka

    Yaka Modder

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    Nice, tho I'd go for somat like jade green instead of purple
     
  3. prelich

    prelich What's a Dremel?

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    Alright so on to part two

    I marked up the window area on the side of the case. As I do not have a dremel and do not want to buy one just for this one mod, I will be using a drill and jigsaw and a lot of sanding
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    Marked where to drill the holes so the corners are round
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    Test holes, got a good technique now as you can see the top hole is the cleanest
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    Going to use 5 drill bits each consecutively largest so the plastic does not crack and peal off
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    First hole drilled
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    All done
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    Now to take apart the hard drive to drill the holes for it's window
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    Tops off
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    Took off the side so.....
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    I can file these down to make space
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    Filed down those stick out thingies
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    All the hard drive parts laid out
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    Took off the foe metal sticker
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    Marked up the window area
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    All holes drilled same way as the side of the case
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    one of the holes came out a little weird, hopefully when I go ahead and sand the inside it will smoothen out
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    Hopefully I will start cutting the window tmrw so stay tuned
     
  4. Pot Of Jam

    Pot Of Jam What's a Dremel?

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    Good work so far, quite intrested in the finished result!
     
  5. Skorchio

    Skorchio What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like a good start mate :)
     
  6. shadow19935

    shadow19935 Whats overclocking? :D

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    looking nice, but please drench that controller parts in fairy for a day or two :p
     
  7. spigs_rex

    spigs_rex What's a Dremel?

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    ah wow im looking forward to watching this mod develope! keep it up :thumb:
     
  8. prelich

    prelich What's a Dremel?

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    Alright part 3 now. I spent the last week filing and sanding and have finally finished

    Here's the garage where all the cutting went down
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    Got the console clamped down
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    Tool of destruction
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    Really, really rough cut. Blade strayed off because it jumped off the guide
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    Same with the hard drive
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    Time to start sanding. Attacking it with the 80 grit.
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    Making some progress
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    More progress
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    Got to grind of these tabs so I can glue the plexiglass somewhere
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    Tool of destruction (Probably overkill but whatever)
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    Sanded down nice and clean
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    Man that took alot of blood, sweat, tears and time (Pic might make it seem curvy but I assure you it is straight)
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    Nice and smooth (Pic might make it seem curvy but I assure you it is straight)
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    Now I'm going to move on to the faceplate

    Going to fill in the memory card slots
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    Dont know why this pic is sideways, crazy gluing the tabs down
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    Removing the connect button
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    Just cut the lil tabs down
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    Victory
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    Also sliced down the tabs on the IR receiving thingy to get it out
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    Victory again
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    That's it for now. I'm going to home depot in about an hour to get some paint and filler and all those goodies. Please check back often for more updates
     

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