I've thought about powering the DVD from the PC instead of using the console as a powersupply when flashing (as this might get logged which might lead to a ban).
I found nothing about it in this forum, I checked a pdf with hardware info and got the pinout, but then I found "WunSick's" information that it wasn't as easy as connecting 3.3, 5, 12V and GND to the unit... special grounding technique or something like that it said...
Finally I found a schematic:http://xbox360.qj.net/Xbox-360-DVD-Adapter-Diagram-and-Parts-List/pg/49/aid/27619
And it seemed to be exactly as easy as connecting the voltages directly, and hook up a switch to the open/close pin. ;-)
I plan to use the 3.3V directly from the PC PSU, just add the cable, and a switch to be able to open and close the tray - since there's no button with a X360 attached to it... :-D
At first I thought the switch might be needed to get an unmodded drive into modeb, but that's grounding pin 9 - the "tray" connector (preferably via a resistor). What is that pin anyway - a status pin that tells if tray is open or closed?
Has anyone tried it or know anything more about it? Everyone doesn't have a Blaster 360, right?