Ok, now I'm fairly skilled with electronics, and yet I can't find anything wrong with my install...the chip is acting very weird however.
Xbox Version: 1.0
1. First boot, booted into bios fine, loaded and init drives perfectly. Then, tried to boot regular, and got purple on the display panel and booted to chip (backup i believe), then tried the eject button and the power shut off.
2. After attempting to turn it on a few times, it eventually kicked up the fan and started blinking orange (amber) - meaning (i believe) that the chip is overheating, however everything's plugged in and all fans are working.
3. Removed mod, tried turning on xbox again, would boot to xbox bios, freeze, and overheat.
4. Plugged everything back in for mod, frags every once in a while, etc. still no luck.
Checked all traces, every pin is connected, no shorted pins (except 9 and 15 of course, being 3.3v), very confused, especially with the eject button causing the system to shut off...below are a few pictures of the job...