Two broken Xboxes for $10?? That’s what I’m talking about!

So I went on a quest last week to get some joysticks for my Atari 2600 but on my way I came across two dead xbox’s (or so the 2nd hand store lady thought) It apeared that some kids took them apart to fix the falty DVD drives that all the first gen xbox’s had. After taking them home,  and a lot of cleaning (one had a nasty skull sticker across the top of it), and pluged them in and discovered that they both worked great! (minus the DVD drive’s of course!) I then attempted to hot-swap mod one of the xboxes. It didn’t go so well and I killed the power supply (Power supply + Fingers = Mysterious black smoke!)  I then tried the other, and managed to mod it without killing it. Then using a little program called CHIP I cloned and locked a new 40GB hard drive that is now running the unit. I just finished with some XBMC and now I got a all out media server/player! Not bad for an afternoon…

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