Okay, so I finally got around to return it today. The dumb bitch who I gave it to, didn't even ask about the hard drive. She did, however, open up the Kung Fu Panda case and made sure I hadn't pilfered any of the two retarded games that came with the xbox, lol
So now I got all my money back and can get a 360 Arcade on the cheap, slap my hard drive on it and have a better system than I had before, all while making a profit. Thankyou, Micro$oft. Without your crappy soldering skills, this never would have happened.
P.S. LMAO at pr2thej