XBOX 360 "Slim" – Liteon DG-16D4S PCB Scans

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New Xbox 360 Slim DVD Drive – Philips

The new Xbox 360 'Slim" DVD Drive is a Philips DG-16D4S FW VER: 9504 Team Xecuter have acquired a number of consoles and are sharing them with Team Jungle and C4E for further...
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FreeStyle Dash v2.0 W.I.P. Update

From Helldoc's Blog: FSD 2.0 project is still alive even thought its been a while since it has not been updated. I'm currently starting cleanup work to get a functional version out. I think this lack of updates was also due to some lack of communication between the team… Some weeks ago we were really near of an alpha release, like 2-3 days. Only some minor GUI works was left to be done. Then we all started doing some need things we thought well be useful and the whole thing started crumbling and seems like nobody wanted to take the time to fix it. In the next few days, I'll try to get a clean, fully working build that you all can use. This build will probably have every extra features off or non-fully functional but it will list games in a neat way and run them properly. Official Site: http://helldoc.blogspot.com |...
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LT Clip + LT Switch v2 – Final Images

LT Clip + LT Switch v2 – Final Images We are pleased to announce the completion of the latest in our line of LT Switch Liteon DVD mod products, the LT Clip + LT Switch v2. Production has just begun so we will give you a delivery date shortly. This kit has been designed with the beginner in mind. It's been in development for a while due to the absolute precision and stability needed to make sure it works for the the lifetime of the DVD Drive with no soldering or glue for trace repairs. We have even included a built in continuity tester to make sure your trace cuts are perfect. Installation is simple. Make 3 trace cuts (The same as LT Switch v1.X), fit the LT Clip PCB to the Liteon PCB and use the continuity test button to make sure your cuts are correct (Green LED = Good, Red LED = bad). Once you have a Green LED you then fit the specially designed clip to fix the PCB in place. That's it ! The LT Clip can be used with either the new LT Switch v2 or the CK3 Probe II. The first batch will be shipped bundled with the LT Switch v2 and then there will be options later. We expect the cost for the complete LT Clip & LT Switch v2 bundle kit to be no more than $19.95. If you are skilled and can solder then you can use the LT Switch v1.5 If you are a multiple modder who can solder but wants to be fast and cost effective then you have the CK3 Probe II If you are a beginner who has no soldering skills or equipment, doesn't want to buy or use conductive glue and doesn't want the expense to post their console to someone for modding – then the LT Clip solution is perfect for you. Now...
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New Xbox 360 – Shipping This Week !!

New Xbox 360 – Shipping This Week !! Microsoft introduced a new glossy-back Xbox 360 console. "Sleeker, "leaner" and "whisper-quiet" according to MS. Comes with built-in 802.11n WiFi and a 250gb from the same price as the current 120GB 360 (299usd). Ships to retailers today, available in stores this week (US-only, rest will get it later (mid-July for EU?) apparently). Is this the new motherboard codenamed "Valhalla"? It certainly looks like it from the above...
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Microsoft E3 2010 Media Briefing: Kinect Nov 4th, CoD DLC Exclusive, ESPN

The Microsoft E3 2010 Media Briefing just started. We'll post the highlights here while-it-happens of course. Don't wanna miss a thing? You can watch the live-feed of the event on SPIKE TV, gametrailers.com, xbox.com, gamespot.com or ign.com. * Media Briefing starts with a Call of Duty Black Ops trailer and a (long) demo. Coming 9th of November 2010. * Don Mattrick on stage. All game-addons and map-packs for all Call of Duty games for the next 3 years will come on Xbox LIVE first! * Talking about Kinect now. Nothing new told. * Trailer of Metal Gear Solid Rising. * Phil Spencer (corporate VP of Microsoft Game Studios) on stage now. It's all about "exclusive experiences" * CliffyB giving a live-demo of a 4-player game of Gears of War 3 (360 exclusive). Will introduce new mode called 'Beast'. * Fable 3 (360 exclusive) coming October 26th. Showing trailer. * Microsoft Game Studio's newest partner: Crytek. Announcing new exclusive for the Xbox 360: Codename Kingdoms. * Halo franchise: 34M copies sold, 2 billion online hours played. Bungie showing latest on Halo Reach (360 exclusive) with new trailer. Coming September 14th. * Xbox LIVE: 25M members. Marc Whitten (MS corporate VP) introduces Kinect. Live (lets hope lol) demo. Showing how to use the 360 interface with hand gesture and voice. Wave to ur 360 to sign-in lol, recognises face to login right user. Navigate easy menus (6 big icons/screen) with ur hand, control movies: navigate a virtual time-line with ur hand or with voice commands like "Xbox pauze", "Xbox play", "Xbox stop", "Xbox play music". * Xbox LIVE coming to Windows Phone 7. * Video Kinect live demo … video chat with other Xbox LIVE or WLM (MSN) users. If you move, the Kinect cam will follow you so you stay in shot. "Xbox end chat". No headsets. No controllers. *...
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Newsflash: New Xbox 360 "Slim" in US stores this week $299

New Xbox 360 "Slim" in US stores this week $299 (Smaller, Built in Wi-Fi, 250Gb HDD) – its still rumor but from a good source in the USA....
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Samsung iXtreme LT FW W.I.P.: Completed, Testing Begins

C4Eva and Team Jungle reported the iXtreme LT modified DVD firmware, that has already been released for BenQ and LiteOn, has now been completed for 360 Samsung drives. They are now starting all the necessary testing and they will release it when deemed fit. Official Site:...
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Rumor: Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect (Natal) outed by Microsoft ad?

Rumor: Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect (Natal) outed by Microsoft ad? From joystiq.com: An alleged Italian Microsoft ad, originally found on Console Tribe, seems to have revealed a slim Xbox 360 alongside a renamed Project Natal, touting a 250GB HDD, built-in WiFi (it's the future!), and compatibility with "Kinect" — presumably the new name for Natal. The advertisement leads back to the Italian Microsoft site and the source of the page tells us that Atlas Solutions — a Microsoft-owned ad company — pushed the image automatically to the site. [youtube...
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Xbox 360 SMC I/O Config Utility v0.2B

Blackaddr released a new version of the Xbox 360 SMC I/O Config Utility – a simple utility to reconfigure output pins on the SMC that are used to execute the JTAG transaction to the GPU. It is used to research and fix problems caused by sharing SMC output pins, or caused by the bit timing of the JTAG data. What's new/fixed: * Linux version is now included. Compiled with G++ on Ubuntu. * This version has very minor updates. I've added an interactive mode for those who like multiple choice. This is to be more newbie-friendly. * The program now supports modifying SMC files that have already had the I/O changed, so you don't need to keep feeding it the original when testing different configurations. Official Site: n/a, by Blackaddr Download:...
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Nandchunker 360 v0.2 Beta

Codew released a new version of NandChunker 360, a thread based GUI for NandPro — only for Xenons for now: What's new/fixed: * Now supporting easy upgrade from JTAG 8955 to JTAG 9199 Features: – thread based GUI for NandPro – reads/writes Xenon NANDs in number of chunks you like – reads a chunk two times and compares them automatically – re-reads the chunks if comparion fails – automatic KV/Config extraction/injection – automatic splitting/merging NAND files – XBR 8955 and freeBOOT 9199 support – backup your original NAND and update it to freeBOOT 9199 – simple and easy to use, no need to write commands by your own – no "Command Prompt" black screens popping Important Notes: – You can check whatever operation you want and the To-Do list will be automatically filled. – You can stop and select any starting point from the To-Do list. – This is a early beta version. Don't count on it. – LPT is tested and working correctly, but USB is not tested yet (my LPC 2148 is behaving strangely). – 8955 and 9199 rebooters are both tested and working correctly. – During freeBoot9199 process, you may get an error of "Error: Could not find file sysupdate.xexp1". Not important. – Works only for Xenon boards for the moment (the others will be supported soon, I promise ;)). – Posted only at the fabulous xbox-scene forum. Official Site: n/a, by Codew Download:...
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ISO2GOD v1.3.3

KrK / Team 360h released a version of ISO2GOD, a tool used to convert an Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 ISO images into Games on Demand containers, removing the need for a DVD drive in your 360: This release doesn't add any new features, so no need to be excited just yet 😉 Support for running Iso2God on Linux using Wine/Mono should now be improved a bit. Free disk space checks are broken still and are unlikely to be fixed, but the rest of the app reportedly works fine now. Thanks to MikeJJ for helping out with testing and hunting down some of the issues. This app now comes in two variants, one with an installer to things a bit quicker for Windows users and one without an installer for Linux users. If you intend to use Iso2God on Linux you'll need to install Wine and Mono. Changelog for v1.3.3 ~ Fixed some errors with the settings code. ~ Assemblies are now merged rather than embedded to improve compatability with Wine/Mono on Linux. Official Site: n/a, by KrK/Team 360h Download: hereinstaller | hereno-installer News-Source: xboxhacker.org (thx to WarriorSan for the...
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360 Screenshot Tool 3.8.12

v3n3 released the first public version of 360 Screenshot Tool: "360 Screenshot Tool" was actually just a little app for myself and was never meant to hit the public. After some other Screenshot-App releases and people moaning about using XYZ many apps just to extract Screenshots I decided to release my little app. Now, after 2 releases I decided to recode the hole thing. The old build used some static stuff on STFS ( BIG mistake ) and didnt work for many people. Also including that the STFS class barely worked :-/ Since I received Supermodder911's Xbox 360 Class I decided to recode all of my old Xbox 360 Apps. This is the first Im gonna release. Ive recoded everything so far. Dont ask for Injection / Creating Screenshots. I personally dont support Xbox LIVE modding ( excluding GS ), so that part of the app will never be released 😉 Official Site: http://v3n3.de Download:...
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