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    DVD replacement drive for xbox 360

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    anyone know how much MS charge to replace these as my 360 is a year out of warranty and will only be fixed if it gets RROD, it's burned my halo 3 disc and kane & lynch before its packed in, even better anyone know hot to cause a RROD lol then it wll be fixed for free ha ha?

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    Most people wrap the 360 in a towel or two then turn it on then leave for a while (varies).

    Usually it goes on fire and burns your house down though, but you've probably not even read this sentence yet.. probably wrapping the 360 right about now... sigh.

    Original Poster Banned

    lol ok i'll not try that...... **** my home just burned down wonder what could have caused that oh look seems like my 360 caused it as it had RROD

    Should'nt be too expensive to replace tbh, its really simple to do, you could do it yourself if you have the tools.
    Video showing you how here: youtube.com/wat…Vbs

    masterbrown;2311685

    Should'nt be too expensive to replace tbh, its really simple to do, you … Should'nt be too expensive to replace tbh, its really simple to do, you could do it yourself if you have the tools.Video showing you how here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnYETi73Vbs


    You do know the dvd drive is tied to the motherboard by an encryption key stored in the drives firmware? Physically changing them is easy, getting it to work is the hard part unless you already know your encryption key. I have mine safely stored and backed up from when I flashed it which was a good job as the flash failed halfway through due to a power dip, leaving the firmware blank and otherwise completely useless!

    If you can manage to read the drives key via the iextreme flashing method then you would be able to write it to another drive from a dead 360.

    Original Poster Banned

    rep left cheers lads just bought an elite , so i'm gonna send the premium to xbox claiming it's got RROD

    A new DVD drive costs around £30 - they're easy to replace once you're inside the console as they're just regular, big, chunky DVD drives the same as you would get in a PC - they're connected by 2 cables, power and data (SATA), so it's a simple case of unplugging one drive and plugging the other one in.

    However, as already mentioned, there is a unique number, referred to as the drive 'key', stored in the firmware. This number is also stored on the 360's motherboard, and if they don't match, the 360 won't play games (it will play DVD movies, but if you put a 360 game in it will just say 'Please insert this disk into an Xbox 360' if the keys don't match).

    If it's scratching disks then it sounds like a mechanical problem, so if you got a new drive of the same type(Samsung, Hitachi, etc.) you could simply swap them, but you would need to get the key from the old drive and put it onto the new drive. There are 2 ways of doing this - you can read the firmware from the old drive, get the key, then write it onto the firmware of the new drive (requires knowledge of flashing and possibly certain hardware), but a simpler way would be to just swap the circuit boards between the drives (quite simple to do, there's just a few cables inside the drives to unplug).

    Not sure how much Microsoft will charge for repairing the drive, or supplying and fitting a new one, but what good will claiming it has RROD do? They'll soon see it hasn't, and even if it did they would fix it under warranty but could charge you for a new drive anyway as drive problems aren't covered. From what I've heard they charge random and arbitrary amount. If you're interested, I could fix it for you as I have several spare drives, but obviously that would mean you'd have to send it to me, unless you're local. Otherwise, let us know how you get on with Micro$haft.

    harlzter;2312363

    You do know the dvd drive is tied to the motherboard by an encryption key … You do know the dvd drive is tied to the motherboard by an encryption key stored in the drives firmware? Physically changing them is easy, getting it to work is the hard part unless you already know your encryption key. I have mine safely stored and backed up from when I flashed it which was a good job as the flash failed halfway through due to a power dip, leaving the firmware blank and otherwise completely useless!If you can manage to read the drives key via the iextreme flashing method then you would be able to write it to another drive from a dead 360.



    Yeah you just swap the circuit boards over :thumbsup:
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