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XBOX Disk drive: beyond economic repair

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CharlieMuffin

Guest
My elite suddenly stopped allowing me to play discs hence unable to load games/ dvds.
took for repair but shop have tried two drives and could not get it too work blaming driver chips. new motherboard needed hence BER.

I could try elsewhere for a repair but £70 to take a chance seems like good money after bad.

Is there a way of plugging an external drive a la' the hd-dvd to use?
 

bearman3784

Distinguished Member
My elite suddenly stopped allowing me to play discs hence unable to load games/ dvds.
took for repair but shop have tried two drives and could not get it too work blaming driver chips. new motherboard needed hence BER.

I could try elsewhere for a repair but £70 to take a chance seems like good money after bad.

Is there a way of plugging an external drive a la' the hd-dvd to use?

pretty pants repair shop if they cant put in a new drive, for the cost you're better off getting a new 360 anyway imo, then you have a fresh warranty on everything (say you got rrod a week later, your warranty would be void on the old one as the console had been tampered with)
there is no quick fix or use for the hd dvd drive apart from playing hd dvd's
 
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CharlieMuffin

Guest
They are a small new firm, specialise in Laptops but was suspicious they were blagging. I will try to find another local company first.

thanks to all for help
 

DJSigma

Banned
The DVD drive in an Xbox 360 has a unique key that's embedded in the firmware. This ties the DVD drive to your specific console. If they just took the DVD drive out and swapped it with another one, the keys wouldn't match up and it wouldn't work (DVDs would play, but games wouldn't). I suspect that that's what they may have done if they are inexperienced at this type of thing.
 

Dinky Dragon

Well-known Member
If its just a reconditioning of the drive/lens you can send it to me and Ill clean it up for you mate?
 

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