I have been thinking of modding my son's Xbox. I think I am good on everything I need. However I am concerned about him getting banned from Live. I have read several post about people that have been banned which makes me hesitant but I have also read about how to Stealth Patch games so that you will have a better chance of not getting banned. I was curious, what is everyone's experience? Also what exactly is Microsoft looking at to ban a console, the burned game or the drive that has been flashed? Just curious if maybe we could just not use a backup for his games that he is going to play online. My curious on modding his console came after he and several of his friends were playing the Wii and Xbox (split the screen so Xbox on one side Wii on the other) and the jumping up and down form the Wii game caused the Xbox game to hit the laser and thus ring around the disk and it's ruined. I did the hardware mod for his Wii a couple of years ago and it's been the best thing ever, no problems with it at all.