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MS28 Question: Is soldering absolutely necessary?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by bmilcs, May 3, 2007.

  1. bmilcs

    bmilcs Member

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    I opened up my XBox 360 and find that I have indeed the Samsung MS28. Now, as I read in textbook.pdf, it says that i must solder, and I have absolutely no experience with soldering.

    Is there any other method out there? Can someone help?
     
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    No, you don't have to solder anything unless you do the VCC Switch method in which you have to solder a resistor. You need to do the bad flash method or 10 second trick which requires you to format a usb stick with the bootable files and hacked firmware, you need to use Xtreme bootmaker to format the usb thumdrive or floppy which i wouldn't recommend. Also, it's best if you have VIA VT6421 PCI raid controller card for MTKflash compatibility..
     
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    Try Textbooks NEW "idiots guide to flashing" on 360mods.net it has screen shots and what not.

    I suggest you dont try the soldering method unless you have lots of experience soldering. I tried the the soldering method and fubar'ed my drive :(. Desoldering the resistor takes a lot of skill, if your not careful you will rip out the two metal pads/leads that the resistor is attached too.

    I recommend you shell out $10 and buy a VIA sata pci card or pick one up at a local store and proceed with the no solder method.
     
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