Problems connecting USB storage device to Xbox

I’ve been looking for a media center to get rid of the rising pile of DVD movies belonging to my 2.5 year old son. I was pretty close to buy a Popcorn Hour A-100 but a friend suggested XBMC Media Center and it sounded like a fun project.

On Monday I bought a used Xbox (449 SEK at GameStop, about €41) with SplinterCell (59 SEK) and on Tuesday I bought a soldering iron, two Xbox extension cables (one spare) and a USB extension cable in order to create an Xbox USB cable for connecting normal USB devices to the Xbox. I also bought a silent fan and a cheap Dremel clone for a future project: replace the noisy Xbox fan.

Unfortunately I have not been able to get any USB storage device working with my Xbox and home-made cable, but I will keep trying…

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