Holy moly, you guys are DESTROYING your XBOX's with those E and P points. I am beginning to think that those points should be categorized as INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED users ONLY! Afterall, the options that they offer are totally accessable with software control.
I don't think XODUS ever IMAGINED that so many people would have problems with those things. It's really sad, actually. Just get the pin headers and the D0, and call it quits in my opinion.
Really, it took me maybe two drops of solder to get wires to stick to those points. Take it easy, and USE FLUX, or don't try them at all!
As far as the alternative D0 goes, I would be weary to use it. The only XBOX I have seen get fragged was my brother's who tried to solder the alternative d0 and pulled it off. The top is a little tricky, but just cut the wire down with your XACTO knife so that the wire fits into the hole, tin the wire, drop a tiny bit of flux on D0, and slap it in. The hardest part about it is holding the wire long enough for the solder to drop... fingers get kinda hot, so I just tape down, secured with an "S" similar to IV securing.
What still baffles me is the quick solder method. Having never used an X1, I found the idea quite absurd. It looks cool, but I would NOT want the Cham that close to the MB. Many people having luck with this install? Might actually be easier than headerpin if you aren't interested in upgrading in the future...
Sorry for the long one.