Converting Xbox 360 Phat power brick to Slim

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by johnace, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. johnace

    johnace Grumpy Old Man

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    My slim power brick finally gave up on me during a heavy session of GTA 5 and afterwards would randomly shut down my console after around ten minutes of play :(

    Seeing as I don't have the patience to wait for a new one to arrive I decided to work with what i DO have, a spare phat power brick (203w) many tools and soldering skills.
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    Firstly I cut both cables in half and prepped both the cables for soldering.
    SLIM CABLE
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    PHAT PSU
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    Now you may notice that the phat psu has double the 12v wires (yellow) and double the ground wires (black) this doesnt pose a problem as you just solder two wires (phat) to the single wire (slim) then it's just a simple case of joining colour to colour except for the grey wire from the slim connector...this isn't needed.

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    Plugged in and got steady orange so no soldering failure xD
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    Alive and well!
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    Ive been playing with this frankenbrick for a few days now and I'm enjoying the silent non-humming brick, any questions feel free to ask.
     
  2. bennydiamond

    bennydiamond Gutsy Member

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    Good hack when you really want to fix your PSU right away. But for a cleaner look, if you can wait (I know it's hard when GTA Online just started!), you can always use one of these:
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    About 3$ on eBay.
     
  3. johnace

    johnace Grumpy Old Man

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    I saw those but I thought seeing as I have four 203w power bricks and not one single Phat xbox anymore what harm could it do to just use one for my experiment xD...and it didn't even cost me $3 lol.
     
  4. Banjo

    Banjo <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    Nice hack :)
     
  5. turfster

    turfster i grow grass

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    Very Nice.I have a box of phat power supplies I can do this with now..Awesome...


     
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  6. johnace

    johnace Grumpy Old Man

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    Glad to help with making surplus phat power bricks have some use again :)
     

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