Where is cheapest place to buy a replacement DVD drive for Xbox 360

Found 7th Jan 2009
I'm trying to repair a broken 360 we have lying around in the house. The DVD drive is buggered and I'm looking to buy a new one. It is the toshiba TS-H943 drive. I have looked on ebay but they all seem to be from hong kong (will these ones even work?). Just looking to get new drive but don't want to spend £40+ for one.

Also say I do repair it, how much do you reckon I could get for it? specs;

Xbox 360 premium with 20GB hard drive
AV cable (no HD lead)
Power cable
Wireless controller with battery pack (not rechargeable)
Original box

Its a 2006 xbox, so the older model and has the larger power pack. Is it worth repairing?

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I guess you will get around £50 for it, as it is out of wanttee and no HDMI.
has the console ever been sent away to MS for repairs?

I wouldnt of thought you will make much money on it if you do repair it.
I'll pop on Ebay and see how much this kinda setup is selling for

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Tanchi;3979771

I guess you will get around £50 for it, as it is out of wanttee and no … I guess you will get around £50 for it, as it is out of wanttee and no HDMI.has the console ever been sent away to MS for repairs?



No never bothered as it was out of warranty

Unfortunately as these are the older drives and can be flashed they are really hard to get hold of and go for a premium price. :-(

I think it might be worth buying a faulty xbox on ebay and use the dvd drive from that..
this will cost you around £30.. if it works you maybe be able to get £50-£60 for it.

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SunTzu;3979822

Unfortunately as these are the older drives and can be flashed they are … Unfortunately as these are the older drives and can be flashed they are really hard to get hold of and go for a premium price. :-(



All the drives can now be flashed so the older 1s aren't as valuable anymore.

You should put a wanted thread in the for sale forum you might get lucky

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Hmmm i might try giving the lense a clean then and see what happens first. If i sold it as spares how much would I be looking for?

Chidda;3980052

Hmmm i might try giving the lense a clean then and see what happens … Hmmm i might try giving the lense a clean then and see what happens first. If i sold it as spares how much would I be looking for?



£30-£40 i would of thought

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Tanchi;3980073

£30-£40 i would of thought



See thts wot I dont understand. I see broken ones sell for that but a fully working one only costs abit more. Oh well prob will sell for spares/repair. Mind you I suppose it wud be best to sell hard drive and xbox seperatly

Not possible to just replace the laser?:thumbsup:

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esq3585;3981266

Not possible to just replace the laser?:thumbsup:



Ahh just found them on an auction site. However dont know which one I need for a Toshiba TS-H943 or will anyone work?

Chidda;3982322

Ahh just found them on an auction site. However dont know which one I … Ahh just found them on an auction site. However dont know which one I need for a Toshiba TS-H943 or will anyone work?




Dunno was just wondering if the laser can be replaced :thumbsup:

i got mine from here dealextreme.com/det…995 yes it worked fine and flashed fine order now before chinese new year approx £26 deliverd
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