Hi Guys. I've decided to post my questions here because it looks like there are many knowledgeable and helpful people here. It's just around Christmas so I wanted to give myself a present! I'm interested in having my Xbox 360 Modded. I have looked at tutorials, but to put it simple, I have a laptop and probably lack some of the hardware required. So I was wondering: 1) Is there a reputable service where I can send my Xbox 360 in to get it modded? 2) How could I go about updating the firmware with my laptop, ie, do I need any special hardware or can I use a thumbdrive for example. I'm willing to purchase the necessary hardware add-ons for my laptop if I need any. This brings me to the second part. Assuming I can upgrade the firmware, I will need to burn games. From my understanding that requires a very certain kind of DVD Burner that can do a certain thing. 3) Can anybody recommend an external DVD Burner that is compatible? I will most likely go on a Newegg shopping spree to get what I need, assuming it is doable. I would really appreciate any help that I can get with the process of buying a modding service, keeping the firmware up to date, and burning games with my laptop. I would like to note that I have a Samsung drive I believe. I've never opened up the case, but assume that from the drive tray. You can see the tray here to see whether I am correct. Thank you.