QUOTE(e718eternal @ Apr 29 2006, 12:01 PM)
The guide looks outdated (June 2004), is the advice reliable?
Yes, you can still safely follow that guide.
When I hotswap, I count off exactly ten seconds, remove the IDE cable from the Xbox, and plug in my computer's IDE cable into it. This usually results in a successful hotswap, and I don't need to connect the Xbox to a TV, either.