recently had a pogo pin that wouldnt sit right, seemed no mater what i did it wouldnt stay tight against the damn board... whats worse is i could push on it lightly and get the damn thing to work... and whenever i could, by the way of a miracle, get it to hold down right... it would start with the christmass lights again not to soon after.
so after a while i finally devised a trick, better then the lego Idea... and using the dog peice from the monopoly game idea too.... both of which didnt work for me.
i glued pennys into a stack (bout 4 er 5) and then glued paper around them in case they might conduct electricity (who knows!) and placed that stack between the pogo pin and the modchip that sits on it... making a more stable base to apply presure evenly. (more specifically over the reverside side of the golden pins...) i then proceded to glue another stack of pennies together... put that stack on top of the modchip right above the first stack... adding a penny one at a time untill the DVD-rom would apply pressure by sitting on top of it. i screwed it down... and it worked.
I wasn't satisfyed with this... so i picked the XBox up and gave it a fairly violent shake, and the connection stayed... i then let it bang onto the table with a *light drop... connection stayed.
the reason the other two ideas didnt work is because i beleive there might be small diferences in the clearence room above the chip from xbox to xbox... and without the first stack of pennies between pogo and modchip, it was a very unbalanced structure to apply pressure two.
Mod cost: 12 cents
sounds pretty dumb i know, but just in case anyone else had the problem and didnt want to waste another 30 bucks, might even work with stripped screw holes if your precise