Memory card reset switch
By Ferrell - 9.26.02
Since the mod is done to the memory card, you do not have to hack up your
I was truly inspired by Gunr's post, so I decided to take on the project myself. After a great deal of thinking, and a lucky parts find, I whipped out the soldering iron and began to work.
The XBOX memory card is quite small. The small circuitboard extends the full length of the casing. There is a small cavity on each side of the board...a VERY small cavity that would require a very small switch.
After a lot of digging and searching, I found such a switch. Pictured above is a momentary pushbutton switch about 1 centimeter square. Just small enough to fit inside the memory card.
I figured that the best place for the switch would be the top surface of the memory card. I drilled a hole just large enough (5/32") for the button portion of the switch to fit through.
I then simply soldered two wires to the switch and mounted it to the board with a small piece of double sided foamy tape.
The two wires were then soldered to the same two points as illustrated in Gunr's example.
With everything reassembled, the switch sits just a hair beneath being flush with the exterior casing of the memory card. Actually the thickness of the plastic shell was a bit more than the height of the black button, so I carefully ground away a bit of the inside plastic to get the button to sit at the perfect height.
I am quite pleased with the end result. In fact, it looks a lot more professional than I expected! :) There is no way to accidentally press the reset button either. Sliding a finger across the button has no effect, but a light fingernail press into the hole resets the XBOX.
I want to thank xboxmod08 and Gunr again, for without their work I would not have taken on this project myself. I also want to stress that I am not taking credit for any of the ideas here, as they are theirs. This page merely serves as a pictorial description for those who want to see how I modified MY memory card.
I still have a number of switches exactly like the one pictured above. I am selling them for $1 each, plus $1 for shipping (unlimited number of switches). I am currently only accepting payment via paypal. Please email me for details if you are interested.