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Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:19 pm   
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hello i have a hard modded xbox with smarxx v3 chip and my dvd drive stopped opening i know it still wokrs because the cd inside still goes on but im wondering if there are any possible solutions. i have a spare drive on my other xbox if all else fails but just in case i have to replace the dvd drive can someone point me in the right direction...i would really like to have my current one fixed but if not ill replace it but im not too sure its as easy as just unplugging it and plugging in a new one. btw the dvd drive i have is a H-L data storage Hitachi


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:58 am   
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If you decide to steal the drive from your other Xbox it is as easy as unplugging the old one and plugging in the new one. The original Xbox doesn't have the firmware keys and all that other messy stuff like the Xbox 360 has.

As for your Xbox, does the tray try to open and then get stuck? My 1.0 does that and usually if I just hit the top of the Xbox where the DVD drive is the disc drive will open. If that does cause it to open, then it could be the rubber bands slipping inside or the magnet inside of the DVD drive holding on too strongly.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:53 am   
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Yes it Trys to open I will def give it another look at the rubber bands thanks for your help


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:16 am   
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You can boil the band for a few minutes to shrink it down so it will be tight again. You can also use the manual hole to force it open, or leave a blank disc in it so that it will open.

These are all things I do with Samsung drives which are terrible for sticking


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:15 pm   
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If none of the above work (which they probably will), you can look for a post I made a while back about my drive. I ended up putting some tape on the upper part of the spindle to give it some space to weaken the magnetism.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:05 am   
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I also have an HL - data, nice drive, they read DVD+RW

Note: The cut out for opening manually is not cut correctly on the chassis of the drive. If you press something in the whole it will hit the Chassis. You need to take the drive out and manually make the hole bigger. You will understand once you open it up and look at it.

Also beware of putting things on the spindle as Prehistoricman says. I followed his post and the drive started giving read errors afterwards... This could just be for the H-L data drives as I did it with a Samsung and it read fine. After I removed the plastic on the H-L in now reads fine again (I had a very thin piece of plastic on, surprised it caused problems).

However, you say it won't open with a cd in the drive already... in that case you are going to have to open the drive and see what is happening inside, could be a broken rubber band or motor...


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