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My sons Xbox 360's disc drive stopped working so I bought a replacement one from ebay. I followed the You Tube tutorials to replace it. Everything seemed ok, but the new drive will only play DVD's and CD's. It won't play any games.

 

Anyone know what I need to do?


 

 

If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

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Is it exactly the same model drive you have fitted?

Did you re flash the firmware from the old drive on to the new one?

If the drive was a normal stock drive then unless you flash it with a backup of the firmware from the old drive then it wont recognize game discs. If you do some searching on google you will find tutorials on how to do it.

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Didn't realise that, thanks. It sounds all too complicated for me though.:|


 

 

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Also you need a specific chipset that rund the sata channels in your pc otherwise you can't flash the drive yourself.

 

If you use facebook try going on a few of the for sale pages in your area and ask about. There's normally someone local that can flash them for about £15/£20.

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If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

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As nohope said, there are a lot of people around that already have the hardware and software ready to go. They dont charge much as when you know how to do it, it takes very little time at all to do.


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I think you can get a second hand 360 for around 50 - 60 on ebay so probably not worth the effort of trying to buy/flash a new drive

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does it need the dvd board swapping over like the ps3?


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I have found a local shop that will replace the exact drive and test it for £45.00 (3 month warranty). I should have just done that in the first place as now I have a spare working drive that I need to sell.


 

 

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