I bought x-box #2 yesterday and I finally got the openxbox installed and working. In case you haven't read my rantings, my first x-box died (I'm now thinking it was a random short, the pad I said was damaged is suppose to be sunk in anyways). Anyways, here's my advise:
Be SUPER careful on pad#2 for the openxbox... I think it was the hardest.
And secondly, count out "one-one-thousand" everytime you touch the soldering iron anywhere near the motherboard... and take it off as soon as you're done saying it
Lastly, point #9 isn't THAT hard... in my opinion at least.
I have the original BIOS disabled, and connected the Openxbox to point #9 on the bottom of the motherboard. GL everyone!
Now to get my PC to see my x-box and FTP into it....
-Last note, hooking the ribbon cable in backwards doesn't fry it, mine still works.