Originally Posted by parseval43
Hi Valence. Many thanks! Unfortunately the idea didn´t worked. Just with HDMI the whole thing works (no reboot), but I have no audio since my Monitor has no loudspeaker or optical output. Problem is trying to take audio out through the dongle.
In my TV works so I assume the patch was done correctly... problem comes with my Monitor and the HDMI input (DVI works fine).
My patch was done as follows. I removed ALL pins of the connector and added only the three needed for the optical toslink box and the 4 for the jumpers (18 and 20 soldered together and same for 22 and 24). The rest of pins are empty.
Something not compatible between the monitor and the 360, but you say it does work when connected via HDMI=>DVI cable to the monitor. That's pretty weird since DVI is predominately a sub-set of HDMI. It carries all the same signals with respect to hot-plug detection and display discovery handshake. Most monitors that have both DVI and HDMI have the two inputs wired to 2 different sections of an internal switcher, which has no idea whatsoever that one is DVI and the other HDMI. That's how similar the two interfaces are. If you say the 360 works fine via HDMI=>DVI cable to the monitor, then I'd do the opposite for the PC. That is, DVI to HDMI cable to the monitor. That should work with no issue.
One more thought. I believe that some of the newer 360s will actually output optical without any jumper wires at all. Of course, those have a dedicated optical port not requiring a dongle. If by some chance, the change is actually to the software inside the 360, then even the older 360s will work with zero jumpers. So, if you're game, I'd try removing all wires except for the 3 toslink connections. In the past, that results in no optical or analog audio, but it's just possible that MS have made this easy accidentally.