Modding Xbox Kinect V2 to work with PC, the cheap way

Modding Xbox Kinect V2 to work with PC, the cheap way


(to skip the teardown, go to 5:30)
In this video, we go over the process of modding the Kinect V2 for Xbox to work with PC without the adapter (just a power injector) sold by Microsoft.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damages or injury involving this mod, if you do not know what you are doing, please invest the for the adapter.

Music used:
“Exhilarate”, “Pamgaea”
Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Modding Xbox Kinect V2 to work with PC, the cheap way


  1. Hello !

    ive succesfully completed the hack with installing a 12v 1.08 A plug to the specified pins , and kinect seems to be working fine on z vector (mac ) i just wanted to ask if it is normal to hear a small buzzing sound coming from the kinect , or is it a grounding issue .?

    thank you guys for your help

  2. Hey thanks for the vid. What voltage and current does that power brick supply? I think the Kinect wants 12V and I'm interested if maybe your power adaptor provided 15+V. How many Watts? Thanks and be smiley. :-)

  3. I just got my hands on a Kinect V2, and I was curious if you've been able to use the sensor properly since modifying it like this. I'd just like to be sure that it will work just as well as the adapter before I make this attempt.

  4. good evening. i hope you make a video about making the xbox360 kinect usb adapter. i've tried a way but coudn't work. i may made something wrong.i wanted to use it with my pc. so if you explain how to build the usb cable. it would be amaizing. because the cable isn't aailable in my country.

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