I have an xbox that hasn't been online since October of 2009, before iXtreme LT first came out. I didn't go online because I did the "check the service website to see if you are banned" and it appears that I am flagged for banning. I understand that that was always speculation, but I didn't want to risk it. I never went on live to test if I was banned because at the time if you were banned you could no longer play games from the hard drive. IIRC, that capability was given back to banned consoles with a later dashboard. I am planning to take the xbox on live, and was wondering if there is any reason to backup the nand before doing so, so I can recover if needed. Is there anything I lose, other than live connection obviously, by getting banned? I am want to use the xbox as a u-verse receiver, and you only need live long enough to install the service, so I am hoping it will get on live for a couple of minutes (hopefully it takes a minute to register the ban, I have heard of this happening before I think) long enough to install the service, then if it gets banned no big deal. I am also going to revert to stock firmware in the off chance it is not already flagged. Any other advice?