Well I'm back. I have the poor xbox open here in front of me and I don't think there is much I can do.
From what I have read you cannot swap other DVD drives it has to be samsung-samsung or whatever and unfortunately I don't have a samsung DVD drive. Also to make matters worse when I opened up my friends xbox the hard drive itself is making bad noises.
Generally I know that skip, skip, skip, eeergh sound is a bad thing especially when it repeats itself constantly. Soooo, this xbox is now basically for parts right? DVD is screwed, hard drive is screwed.
It actually makes me kinda sad, so much potential...
... Just a crazy thought, if I could find the backup of the EPROM (I didn't do this softmod, one of my friends did, I'm getting him to search for the eeprom file) I could rebuild the hard drive
It just doesn't bode well with me that an xbox should die,
Well thats that, ill let you know how the search goes. If nothing shows up, any ideas on what to do with a dead xbox? lunchxbox?