well it was sent off and the key was managed to be retrieved from the old tsop. so a new tsop was put in with the key but not tested as the person doing it had a samsung and not a hitachi to test with. when i put the drive back in the 360 it still wouldnt eject the drive.
so i was told that it may be the flash so then tried to put it in mode B just as i had done for my mates which was successful... and it didnt recognise it
guess its either bad firmware flash/drive motor? so was planning to get a new drive and put key and spoof drive revision onto new drive.
thought the drive from HK werent very good on ebay?