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So I got all set up to flash my 2007 manufacture date 360's Hitachi drive and it rrod'd on me.

Sent it back to microsoft, they send me a 360 that has a manufacture date of 2005, but has a lite-on drive. Is this odd, or no? I've look at an online drive database and none of the 2005 xbox 360's have lite-ons.

Long story short: I'm going to buy another to flash, what is the best one to get? As in best motherboard and best drive to flash. Thanks.

I don't know if this has been addressed or not yet, sorry if it has. I've checked around other sites and such but I find people here that are of similar skill and knowledge, and are basically easier to talk to.
 

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I know, I just don't really want to flash this older xbox. I'm worried that I'll have more problems with it. It's rather noisy and gets hot really fast. I don't want to deal with having to send a flashed 360 back to microsoft. I'd rather pick up a drive that I could simply plug into my computer rather than having to solder points, and/or use other flashing tools.
 

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yeh older 360's don't have the heatsink that the new ones do, i guess different places would have 360's just gotta find em - i was thinking the swap from lite-on to benq, but would still need to read the keys of the lite-on (solder/spear), hope ya figure it out
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This sounds the same as a xbox that i flashed a few days ago.
it was from 2005 also and had a liteon drive.
I noticed the new warranty sticker so i asked the guy if he had sent it back to microsoft.
sure enough he did and when i opened it up they put in a whole new motherboard (new type heatsink on the gpu, but not cpu!) and liteon dvd drive in his ancient casing
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So i flashed the liteon for him and it was all good
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I thought the motherboard might be changed, but I don't understand how they could do that when I keep my power bar and such. The difference between jasper and falcon power cables wouldn't allow for it to work. No? I really don't want to buy those things to flash my lite-on.

Is there any way to check the motherboard without opening it up?
 

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Some are just more difficult that's all. But ya prime is right all types of drives are flashable.
 

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