Broken disk laser?

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  1. Stephano
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    Okay, so i showed my buddy my soft-modded xbox and he wanted me to do the same to his. I like doing this stuff so i was quite excited. He told me his disk tray was not working so i though i would take a look. I had to replace a belt in the xbox but i got it working. However, the disk tray would not want to read disks. I tried to clean the laser but to no avail. So i opened up my xbox, removed my disk tray and stuck it in his. They were two different models but i was still able to plug it in, open the tray, and so forth. However, the xbox still wouldn't read the disks. So i ask the question, what could be wrong with his xbox?

    Edit: Bad title. "Broken CD Drive Laser"
     


  2. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Try pot tweaking it.
     
  3. Stephano
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    what what is that, my man?

    EDIT: I just looked it up. It doesn't seem so hard.
     
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    okay i'm having an issue. I can't locate the pots on the disk drive. Its a Hitachi gdr-8050L
     
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    I had all xbox drives (samsung,philips,thomson) except the hitachi so i don't know myself.
     
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    i have a "general" idea of what the pits look like but im not sure.
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    If that doesn't work replace the whole drive with a samsung or philips one.
     
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    if that is what i have to do then okay. But i tried replacing it with my own drive and the xbox still didn't work. why would that be?
     
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Does it read retail discs?
     
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    i tried halo 2 and Splinter Cell and neither of them worked
     
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    Replace the ide cable and dvd power cable with the one from your working xbox and try again.

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    How did the softmod it with a not working dvd drive?
     
  12. Stephano
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    i'm not sure if i was clear. I modded "my" xbox. "His" xbox disk drive does not work. I stuck my drive in his xbox and it didn't work
    What cables are you referring to?
     
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    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

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    The ide cable and the yellow dvd drive power cable
     
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    gotcha. what will that do?
     
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    When the dvd drive is working in the other xbox i think the cable is faulty.
     
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    if it works you will know his cables are busted

    edit sniped :P
     
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    Stephano I love you Charlie

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    i never thought about that. Ill give that a shot.
     
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    i replaced the giant ribbon cable. I got nothing.
    What about this. If i was to stick his hardrive into my xbox, would i be able to softmod it. I know it sounds ridiculous. I'm just wandering
     
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    nope drives are locked to their mobo
     
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    I figured. Well, i'm not sure what else to do...