I have modded 10 or more xboxes with no solder chips. Never had a problem really except for some people are a bit rough, and if kids move them from house to house or room to room things can be dislodged. Time to learn to solder. I have practiced on some old circuit boards but a good XBOX soldering class would be nice. Is there (I have looked tirelessly) a good site to show exaclty what tools to use and has some really good pictures? I have seen one time someone using some little loop thinggys that were easier to solder in, and then soldered the wire thru the loop instead of str8 to the board. Anyway, thanks for any info!