QUOTE(odinfire @ Mar 8 2009, 11:24 PM)
Its pretty well known that powering the 360 without the dvd drive attached will flag it for a ban. If you did this and are not banned, you were either skipped over and it wasn't detected or you are likely to get hit in the next ban wave.
There is no proof of this
The people who powered up their 360 with the drive disconnected also flashed their drive.
So unless you remove the drive flashing from the equation and still get a ban then I will believe it. Until then you are all paranoid.
XBL bans are caused by bad backups. I have a iX1.4 box that i flashed in the beginning of 08 and only ripped my original games and i didn't get a ban. And yes, i did use the 360 to power the drive back then. Still not banned......