alrite, i got the viper and everything works good, but i refuse to spend the extra dough on mini dvds. right now i'm burning my games with some cheap ass less then 50cents per dvd, dvds and i've had only a couple disc read errors. but i hate having the lid open all the time. so i decided to basically gut the inside walls of it to allow the dvd to fit... so far after about 2-3 hours work i'm around half done and it looks really good. but i need a bit of help with the lid. when cutting the insides i had to eliminate the lid locking device so now it wont stay down. i've been thinking of ideas involving magnets, motors, electrical magnets, putting more weight on the lid to 'neutralize' the spring, removing the spring.... but i havent come up with anything that would work real well or would be possible to make. i am also going to remove the normal orange LED and rewire it so that it will be blue instead... except that it will light up the top clear/black part instead of at the front. so if anyone has any ideas for that lid that would be great, or any mod for the gamecube in general would also be great.