Let's see how we connect a PC DVDROM into Xbox using all the capabilities. So, the Xbox can read CD-R(W), DVD-R(W), DVD+R(W), original and backups games and homebrew apps.
We will need: • one DVDROM GDR-8163B • 4 resistors 1k Ohm 1/4 Watt • A solder • The modified firmware • Some cables • A hot-melt adhesive and glue gun (recommended).
We need the modified firmware from LG 8050L to modify the GDR-8163B. You can search it with the name 8050L FW Flasher fixed. First we need to make a bootable disk (for PC).
Download DOSflopmaker and create a bootable disk. Set your 8163b to master and plug it to the secondary IDE Channel. Start your PC from the bootdisk and flash the drive with:
sf8163.exe 8050L.dld 2 /f /c /p /o
If something went wrong and the flash is empty or corrupted you should take a look on the /r option. You can flash your drive back with the same procedure; just use another flash file instead.
After that you open your drive:
And take out the main PCB and you’ll see:
Now solder a resistor on the cables
Now you must solder the resistors like the photos below.See the photos below to view the points.
A closer look to points: Α
The cable from xbox bust be edited:
The pinout is: 01 GND 02 +12 03 TrayOut 04 TrayIn 05 GND 06 +12V 07 GND 08 +5V 09 Data 10 CD-RDY 11 Eject 12 +5V
Now you must connect the +5V to 08, +12V tp 02, GND and GND to 01, 07, or 05.
Now to enable the eject button, you must connect the ADEF points. The correct connections is: A to 11 D to 10 E to 04 F to 03
The mod is ready.Now close the DVD ROM. You can solder the Xbox's Drive Cover to your new DVD ROM.