so after a while i finally devised a trick, better then the lego Idea... and using the dog peice from the monopoly game idea too.... both of which didnt work for me.
i glued pennys into a stack (bout 4 er 5) and then glued paper around them in case they might conduct electricity (who knows!) and placed that stack between the pogo pin and the modchip that sits on it... making a more stable base to apply presure evenly. (more specifically over the reverside side of the golden pins...) i then proceded to glue another stack of pennies together... put that stack on top of the modchip right above the first stack... adding a penny one at a time untill the DVD-rom would apply pressure by sitting on top of it. i screwed it down... and it worked.
I wasn't satisfyed with this... so i picked the XBox up and gave it a fairly violent shake, and the connection stayed... i then let it bang onto the table with a *light drop... connection stayed.
the reason the other two ideas didnt work is because i beleive there might be small diferences in the clearence room above the chip from xbox to xbox... and without the first stack of pennies between pogo and modchip, it was a very unbalanced structure to apply pressure two.
Mod cost: 12 cents
sounds pretty dumb i know, but just in case anyone else had the problem and didnt want to waste another 30 bucks, might even work with stripped screw holes if your precise
Edited by zenjosh66, 19 September 2003 - 03:08 AM.