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Xbox 360 and PC Connections Power off your PC and Xbox 360. Make sure the Xbox 360 power cable and video cable are both plugged in. You do not need to hook up the video to a TV, but it does have to be plugged into the back of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 uses a floating point ground. Your PC uses a “true earth” ground. This difference can cause excess voltage to travel through your SATA cable and potentially damage your Xbox 360 DVD drive or PC Motherboard / SATA card. Remedy this problem by connecting the Xbox 360’s ground to the PC’s ground. The easiest way to do this is by using a “croc clip wire” and connecting the Xbox 360 metal casing to your PC’s metal case. You can use anything conductive to connect the Xbox 360 case to the PC case - you could just tape some bare/stripped wire to each,
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Unformatted text preview: or even just set the Xbox 360 next to the PC so that they are touching. Many people have flashed their drives completely ignoring this recommendation. The possibility of damaging something by ignoring this step is rare, but still possible. So, you could say grounding the PC and 360 together isn’t absolutely necessary, but it is recommended. If you have the ability to do so, it is safest to take the time to do it. Disconnect all other drives in your PC. You should disconnect all hard drives and DVD drives so they do not get accidentally flashed with the hacked firmware. Disabling these devices in your BIOS may not work, so physically unplugging them is the best solution....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Jim during the Spring '11 term at Aberystwyth University.

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