OK, I started doing the x-clamp fix, and I'm pretty far along. I've been putting this off for months now, and finally I"m going to do it. I need to go get the washers or whatever from the hardware store tomorrow when it is open, but I thought I'd get a good start on it now. I've gotten to the point that my heatsinks and everything are off the mobo. Now: 1) I have another 360 in the closet that got fucked up when a friend tried to mod it. If I fuck everything up, can I take that motherboard and put it in this 360? Assuming I put my dvd drive and everything off this 360 back into it? Would it be beneficial to me to stop with the x-clamp fix and just throw this motherboard in, save some time and have a working xbox? 2) I'm running old firmware on this box. 1.3 maybe? I had 1.4 installed when MS started banning people, but when I plugged in, I realized that I had already been banned, and got my guy to flash it back to 1.3 so that I could play some of my older, non stealthed backups. But now I hear that I need to go 1.5 to play new shit, so I'm considering that. I was thinking about doing it myself, but don't know if I have the right hardware. I've heard it's easy, and I've seen it done, but I've never attempted it. Should I bother flashing to 1.5? Any way to take some of my old non stealthed backups and rip them, patch them and reburn them? Sorry for the novel. Any help would be appreciated.