ok. it seems that i suceedeed in repairing the board, but i think that the problem lies in how i half-open the lite on.i just cant seem to get it to STAY half-open - it always goes completely out or in - so can someon tell me exactly how to do it - using just the xbox's power (cuz i dont have the connectivity kit) - thnx!!!!!
This is the way I was able to keep the drive half open, I also did not use the connectivity kit.
"Turn on the Xbox with the power cable connected and the DVD drive closed. Then pull the power out(by pulling the power line out the DVD drive). Now with the Lite-on drive free of any cables, push the lever inside it to eject the drive manually. Plug in the power, SATA cable and serial adaptor and dump it using DVDkey. If either DVDkey32 or the 16 bit version fails, try the other with the above eject method."
Edited by tonyintn, 11 November 2008 - 02:07 AM.