Lemony, thanks so much for your response. I also contacted phreakazoid and I had to email him pictures because I can not for the life of me figure out how to post pictures to these forums. Apparently, I have a whole host of problems and probably bit off more than I can handle but the whole thing interests me so I’m still interested in getting it figured out. He told me to buy a multimeter so I did, however, I have no idea how to use it and the instruction manual mentioned death so I figured I’d wait until I hear something from someone smarter than me.
Couple of notes:
He said my VCC miiiight have a short on the crossbone so that’s why I got the multimeter, again I have no idea how to use it. I assume I put the red on the VCC and the black on the ground but I have no idea whether I should use the xb1 pcbas the ground or the one on the crossbone but again I am hopeful to get some answer before killing myself.
I am completely ignorant to this stuff.
It appears the JST in the back right on the xb1 pcb is no straight on with the one from the crossbone it looks crooked. I’m afraid to break the pins and the thing sits so low it’s hard to see it from a good angle.
He also said I have to much exposed wire, although I’m not sure what that would mean in terms of functionality, again I am completely ignorant to wiring but interested to learn.
When I plug it into a computer it says unknown device and a note says it is malfunctioning when plugging it in. It doesn’t do anything when plugged into XB1.
Thanks for your time, anything is greatly appreciated.