Where did you acquire the materials to "make your own cable"?
Do you have a parts list + source for purchase (preferablly not online, but if that's all you have please post the info anyhow).
Also, aren't iopner and webplayer cables theretically the same: both require a 44pin laptop ide ribbon cable? Why would that have made a difference?
In any event, I'm glad you got yours to pop, hope for me :)