and here's my short story:
I bought a used xbox 360 (xenon board, toshiba samsung drive) about 2 years ago, modded it myself and applied x-clamp fix right away, so far so good, I never played online, 1st time to go online was to d/l super street fighter 2 hd demo using the former owners silver account, 2nd time was to patch sacred 2, I always use my own profile when playing games, anyway I downloaded a dragon age origins early release, most comments says it's not stealth, unverified blah blah, but I tried it anyway.
arghh! wave 4 game, wtf is that? I researched then found about activate.iso, nice! played for a couple of days but then argghh! again, the dreaded rrod strikes, too lazy to try to fix the console atm, three weeks passed and finally got the time and stuff for the team hybrid ultimate x-clamp fix but again...
argghh! after all the drilling and sanding and screwing (lol) I didn't know my dads heat gun's broken, wtf! but I tried the "baking method" (with the dvd drive connected but was outside the console) and it worked! I immediately started dragon age and played for a couple of minutes then I tried to go online to see if there's an update, I was well aware that M$ has been banning lots of consoles lately but I figured i won't be coz I never played online, ever! but then bam! banned
this was 4 days ago.
I always use verbatim (singapore) burned @ 2x and ixtreme fws.This post has been edited by symphony X: Dec 1 2009, 02:27 PM