Thanks RF. This is superb news, and proves once again MS are just absolute lying gits.he texted me back, that his power rating is 175w, with no plastic buttons on it(i assume he means the connector block), and a manufacturing date of february 23 2009.
new xbox/PS delivered, old power supply dumped.
no hdmi, and a benq drive, indicated with the drive tray, no apparent stickers on fans, and from him looking inside(torch shining), he says it "looks empty".
we both arent sure as to when it was replaced, but it was around feb/march timeframe.
The 175w PSU is the clincher. But it is surprising they have gave a Benq drive this year as these as far as I have read were universally dropped and all replaced for the Liteons.