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PSA: Xbox One Kinect Adapter - Make Your Own (less than $50 depending on what you already have)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l...e=youtu.be

Some instructions here. I did it in less than half an hour over the weekend.

Some tips:
1) You dont have to remove the entire sticky bottom to expose the screws like in the video. You could just use your screwdriver to dig holes where the screws are
2) You could use a hot glue gun instead of a solder to secure the exposed wire to the pin. It will be a little tricky since the pins are very tiny but its doable
3) It doesn't matter which wire goes to which pin https://i.imgur.com/Ia4w4mB.jpg
4) If you are soldering, please note that you cannot melt the existing solder on the pin, they will not melt. You need to add new solder
5) Hook up the Kinect to make sure it is working before you re-assemble it. You need both the USB 3.0 and power adapter hooked up before you will get any response from the Kinect
I am sure some of you have one of those old USB 2.0 A to B cable you used for wired printers - those will not work. The kinect will not power on with that cable.

What you will need:
1) T10 safety torx screwdriver (safety meaning it has a hole in the center of the bit) - $8 bit set on Amazon
2) Soldering iron (alternatively you could use a hot glue gun which is a bit trickier and messier)
3) Hot glue gun
4) USB 3.0 A to B cable - $7 on Amazon
5) 12V 1.0A to 3.0A power adapter (I used one of my old AT&T modem power adapter which has an output of 12V 1.5A) - $8 on Amazon
6) Kinect - $20 or $15 at gamestop
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Sold my kinect and adapter 2 days ago for only $35. I didn't know how much they go for!!!
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Think this is a good deal since the adapters have been discontinued and are selling for a fortune on ebay. Only thing to make this better would be links to the objects you need on amazon.
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Think this is a good deal since the adapters have been discontinued and are selling for a fortune on ebay. Only thing to make this better would be links to the objects you need on amazon.
Amazon links:
T10 safety torx screwdriver
https://www.amazon.com/XBRdepot-S...ty+bit+set

USB 3.0 A to B cable
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasi...B+3+a+to+b

Power adapter
https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-10...er+adapter

Glue Gun
https://www.amazon.com/Adhesive-T...t+glue+gun

Solder Iron Kit
https://www.amazon.com/GLE2016-So...solder+kit
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Sold my kinect and adapter 2 days ago for only $35. I didn't know how much they go for!!!
Lol!! The adapter itself is selling for $150 - $200 on eBay. I am sure there are plenty of people on slickdeals with a deal alert hoping to catch an adapter on sale. This is just a PSA for those folks. I scoured the web for an adapter and bump into this by accident.
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Lol!! The adapter itself is selling for $150 - $200 on eBay. I am sure there are plenty of people on slickdeals with a deal alert hoping to catch an adapter on sale. This is just a PSA for those folks. I scoured the web for an adapter and bump into this by accident.
Yup. I figuered I got it free from Microsoft and they discontinued it, so it can't be worth much. Sold it without and research.

It kept causing issues to my Xbox one X scorpio, to the point where I had to return it and settle for a non scorpio Xbox one X.
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It went on sale for $30 last BF so I waited like an idiot for BF again...
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Am I seeing this correct, preowned kinect at GS is now $40? Like OP said it used to be $20.
Do you think the stores would have them for 20 yet?
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I ordered 2 adapters from Amazon in December but the delivery date keeps getting pushed back. It now says it will be delivered Feb 2 - Feb 10. I have a feeling they will end up canceling the order since these are discontinued.


I found some Chinese knockoff adapters on aliexpress. Anyone have any input on these?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/F...68321.html
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I ordered 2 adapters from Amazon in December but the delivery date keeps getting pushed back. It now says it will be delivered Feb 2 - Feb 10. I have a feeling they will end up canceling the order since these are discontinued.


I found some Chinese knockoff adapters on aliexpress. Anyone have any input on these?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/F...68321.html
That actually looks good!!
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I ordered 2 adapters from Amazon in December but the delivery date keeps getting pushed back. It now says it will be delivered Feb 2 - Feb 10. I have a feeling they will end up canceling the order since these are discontinued.


I found some Chinese knockoff adapters on aliexpress. Anyone have any input on these?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/F...68321.html
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That actually looks good!!

It's $70 total with shipping on a knock-off. Doesn't look good at all to me.
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It's $70 total with shipping on a knock-off. Doesn't look good at all to me.
The real ones are going for $200+
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Am I seeing this correct, preowned kinect at GS is now $40? Like OP said it used to be $20.
Do you think the stores would have them for 20 yet?
I have to think so. When i look online, all my local GS stores have inventory. MS just put the nail in kinect's coffin, so they will certainly want to unload them soon. Just speculating, but I'm gonna wait a bit and see.
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