Hey guys. In my quest to eliminate discs and cartridges from my collection, I've finally gotten around to my Xbox. I haven't touched it since I lived in Asia back in the early 2000's. I had bought it brand new and taken it to the neighborhood pirate game shop and had a modchip installed. This was probably 2003. I fired it up for the first time since then and noticed that the boot screen shows a Matrix modchip and a very old version of Evox. I remember that I was only using backup discs and hadn't upgraded the HDD to load games from it. The disc drive no longer opens. I just opened the console to see what's going on and remove the clock capacitor. I noticed this. I think this is the modchip. That green wire, which I think is a ground, isn't connected. Should that be soldered down somewhere? Since I have a modchip, I should be able to upgrade my HDD easily? Any thoughts as to max size? As I understand it, the Matrix chip has limited space for BIOS (256k?) so there may be versions that won't work. What should I be looking at to upgrade the dash? Now to figure out how to get the drive opening again.