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Xbox dvd drive broken

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Last response: in PC Gaming
April 16, 2012 1:02:50 AM

could someone help me figure out what dvd drive i need to replace it? i am told there are 3 types for the xbox360 (hd something hd something else and hd same as that last one but with an s after it i think)

the console i think is a core (that was the origonal xbox right?) if theres anything on the dvd caseing that might help identify its type tell me and i will try to type it up
(do not ask for information found on the xbox case this xbox does not have a case (apart from a metal inner casing) it has not been modified in anyway (at least i dont think it has i brought it second hand from a friend a few years back and it can still connect to xbox live)

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April 16, 2012 6:52:25 AM

i forgot to include what the problem is D:
the xbox is saying that games are dvd's (and if you select play it tells you to put it into an xbox 360 console)
April 18, 2012 8:26:03 PM

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April 23, 2012 6:55:46 PM

You claim it's not modified, but you don't even have the outer shell? Anywho, I believe the MS25 is the best drive. However you cannot simply drop a drive into a 360. The drive must have its key match the system in order to work
April 23, 2012 7:16:31 PM

apparently modified xboxes cannot connect to xbox live this one can and it is fully updated/games have all the updates etc etc etc and i havent came across anything strange

i found out that its a hitachi GDR-3120l and i have ordered a replacement and i found out about the key and i know two ways of sorting that (plugging the drives into a computer and swapping the firmware stuff around or swapping the boards - both sound easy *famous last words*)
April 23, 2012 7:23:46 PM

I haven't really looked into the modding scene since the original Xbox but I remember anytime I read something was easy it always turned out to be a headache. I can't remember the specifics but at one point I was looking to replace a DVD drive in a 360 too and I said screw it cuz it looked like a hastle to swap the keys. If you wanted they do make mod chips that allow you to plug a USB cable from Xbox to pc and change drive keys really easy along with some other cool features. Either way, good luck
April 27, 2012 9:29:35 AM

i fixed it
i just swapped the circuit boards (tried the key swapping but apparently i needed some part i didnt have) and it works perfectly now (board from the old dvd drive into the new dvd drive)