Hey there, I just finished installing my x-ecuter and it worked first try. I'm not trying to brag or anything (I screwed an x-box badly with a previous mod-chip if that makes anyone feel better), I just want to say thanks for the advice people here have posted. I would have been screwed up the pooper without some of these posts (like about simple stuff like flux, or using wires to connect it instead of going pin to pin) and the guides on xbox-scene.com.
I also want to say that X-ecuter rules, and I hope the people making it realize that for every person who complains about how it sucks and they suck for making it, there's probably about 100 people who think they're Gods. Don't take it personally. People will ALWAYS be 1000000% more likely to bitch about something than to praise it.
I guess I just wanted to post this to try to even up the ratio of positive / negative sentiments going around. From what I'm reading on different sites, it's getting pretty bad.