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dream_wolf989
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:49 pm   
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Alright, so I've noticed something...

My xbox's Disc Drive is horrid:(. It refuses to read 8/10's of all burned discs I put into it. On top of that, Games that ARENT burned like Metal Arms keep stopping and continuing. You can hear the drive stopping and starting every 5-30 seconds at most for many of the discs I use. for the most part, only my non-burned discs get through things like this easily and it doesn't do this to them, but with burned discs like my expiramental discs, won't read for some reason.

Now I believe its a phillips drive, not a samsung. So I have 2 questions.

1.) Is there a crack or something to fix my disc drive?"

2.) If not, is it possible to Swap it with another disc tray?

Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated. Smile

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:38 pm   
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Yeah man you can order a replacement drive online or just pull a dvd drive from some other xbox.

Sorry there is no crack flash or firmware fix.

I think samsung makes a few pc dvd drive that work with xbox but thay need to be modded and there firmware flashed to run if thats what you was thinking about.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:35 pm   
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I wouldn't necessarily say it was the make causing the prob, I have a Philips in mine which reads everything I throw at it.

Like Wes says, just pull one from another box or check out eBay or something for a replacement drive. If you ask around here too, someone may have one for sale.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:37 pm   
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you can try cleaning the drive too, I've had luck fixing alot of xbox's that people sell cheap cause of a bad drive. A lense pen, for cleaning camera lenses, works the best IMO. Take the cover off the drive and clean the lens itself..be gentle, don't go crazy on it. A cotton swab with a little alcohol works too.

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:59 pm   
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Good call morencyj we are so damn quick to hand out the sure fire fix we forget the ez might works. lol
I use the second option and Q-tip it with one drop of the alco.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:10 pm   
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Fixed it.

I don't know what fixed it though, the fact that I cleaned the lens, OR, the fact that I got the 2 inches of dust covering all the vents other than the fan off.

It still doesn't read all the discs I put in it, but Metal Arms works like a charm now. Some burnt discs will be picked up that weren't before, but most end up saying dirty or damaged, so I'm still trying to think of if I want a new drive or not.

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If it was me man i wold go for the new drive, i cant stand not being able to use the disc drive.
But thats just my 2 cents. Very Happy


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:48 pm   
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wes213 wrote:
If it was me man i wold go for the new drive, i cant stand not being able to use the disc drive.
But thats just my 2 cents. Very Happy


I think I'm gonna have to now :3

Thing is, I'm:

A.) Broke
B.) I don't even have a bank account, and considering I'm 17, thats a bad thing xD
C.) Pretty much with these 2 together...I can't order.

My only way of getting one is to ninja myself a drive from somebody else's xbox

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Laughing Good luck with that.


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lol, yeah, let us know how it goes. Don't worry though man, we've all been in that boat before!

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:21 pm   
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I spent 2 months ftping every thing , found out later the cables needed to be pushed in Rolling Eyes after i got a new disk drive.


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Alright, found out one of my friends is selling his un-modded xbox for $20. My friend James wants the xbox but says I can have the disc drive, so before I even attempt that a thought ran through my head.

Since the xbox is unmodded, does this mean I have to mod it so that the drive can be used on mine or does it not matter?

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No mod needed just hook up the disc drive and your good to go. Wink


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