you can desolder the old chip and put it on the new drive.
Thank you, I'm not sure where the firmware chip is located though. Could you show me on this picture?
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Is it hard to do? If someone knows how to solder a modchip on the drive, he would be able to do this right?
and yes, your warranty is of course voided.
I thought so. I really wish I had just shipped it to Microsoft before going through all this trouble. For some reason I thought it would actually be as simple as plugging in the new drive an voila. Why do Microsoft have to make things so complicated