READ ME FIRST I now offer two ways of connecting the xbox eeprom reader to the eeprom chip. Solder method: The most difficult, but you will get a perfect read everytime. Solderless method: The easiest, but you may have to apply pressure to the wires in order to get a good read. I recommend trying this method first, if it does not work for you then use the solder method. Soldering the 2 wires to the eeprom legs is going to be the hardest part. If you are not great at soldering, practice on something else first. I am great at soldering and this is still a little tough. I dipped my wires in flux and tinned them first with a thin rosin core solder, then put just a tad of solder on the leg. Touch wire to leg and then touch the wire with the soldering iron. This is just temporary, so you don’t need to use much solder. Actually using too much can run between 2 legs causing a short. Don’t touch the eeprom leg with soldering iron any longer than absolutely necessary, you don’t want to burn up the chip. http://www.aaroncake.net/electronics/solder.htm http://www.mediacollege.com/misc/solder/index.html On some models the white cable’s orange wire may actually appear more yellow. If after reading the tutorials, you still don’t understand something, don’t hesitate to drop me an email. I want you to be able to extract your HDD key. I do not offer tech support for anything that you want to do with that HDD key after you get it (legal reasons). I may included some real fine rosin core solder and a couple hook up wires. Note: Don’t try to plug your computer Ethernet cable into the eeprom reader, I just used the RJ45 box because it seemed to work well for this project. Do tutorial “Connect Eeprom reader to xbox” first! Then do tutorial “PonyProg tutorial” If you don’t know how to open the case, there are instructions (with pictures) at http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/open1.php , you just need to go as far as removing the case, HDD and DVD, don’t continue removing motherboard,etc. Once the DVD is out of the way you should be able to see the eeprom. I removed my HDD just so I had more room to solder. Good Luck!!