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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:15 am   
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Hello All,

I have a softmodded xbox that just died - tries to power up 3 times - on third go it just flashes red and orange - no error code or messages to screen - no video output, but audio seems to freeze halfway through the sound played as the xbox normally boots.

It appears something on the motherboard has fried - opened it and checked all connections - all good, tried different cables, put original hard drive back in etc, to no avail.

So I was going to buy another (unmodded) xbox off ebay - got my eye on one that boots to the MS dash fine but doesn't play any discs (games or cd/dvd), with the intention of just replacing it's faulty drive with the working dvd drive from my broken xbox.

I've looked through tutorials, but can't seem to spot an answer to my question. I was wondering if you can replace a faulty xbox dvd drive with another original xbox drive on an unmodded box? It seems the box needs to be modded to use a pc drive (not sure about the xbox compatible samsung ones etc), but I'm not sure about an original xbox drive from another xbox.

Any help would be appreciated - aslo, if it's possible, does the drive need to be the same brand, or is it ok if one is thomson and the other phillips, for example.

Cheers,
Adam.

P.S. - sorry if anyone is offended by my avatar - i read a stickied post to remove anything potentially offensive, but when i try to edit my profile, there doesn't seem to be any option to remove or change my avatar - can anyone let me know if i'm missing something?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:58 am   
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Doesn't matter the brand, and yes, the drives are not keyed to the mobos, so you can easily exchange them.

http://www.xbox-hq.com/html/forums-profile-editprofile.html

And I'm fairly certain that avatar is fine, tons of people use it. Is it in the stock repository?

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:34 am   
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Greven, you sir, are a legend. Thanks for the quick reply.

Yeah, the avatar was from the stock collection - but I couldn't find the profile edit page to double check if it was still there after I read the stickied post about avatars. I thought it was pretty harmless... hypnotic even...

Cheers,
Adam.


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