Flashed DVD drive on a normal xbox 360

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by FinDefaulted, May 10, 2014.

  1. FinDefaulted
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    Hello,

    My xbox 360 got pushed over by my cat and the dvd drive stopped reading discs. I then bought a used xbox 360 that had RROD'd but had a working dvd drive. Then I heard that it had been flashed (or something... I don't really understand this but I bet you guys know what is done to them).

    I haven't had the change to even test it out yet but if I plug it in my normal xbox 360 will it work normally so that I can play my physical and real copies of games or do I have to do some changes?
     
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    You'll have to flash your DVD keys to the new drive.
    DVD drives are paired to a 360 and you can't change them without flashing ;]

    What you can do, if their the same drive, is swap the DVD drive PCB's from the non working DVD drive to the working one.
    That way you can avoid flashing them.

    If their not the same, then you'll have to spoof the firmware as well (ie you got a Liteon drive and the RRoD box is a Hitachi for example)
    Note that with spoofing drives, non AP 2.5 drives can't respond to certain checks on the DVD and will fail to boot a drive on a AP 2.5 firmware.
    So it would be best to just swap a Liteon for a liteon and a benq for a benq etc.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Seemed rather difficult so I just popped both of them open and changed the original laser with the one from flashed drive and it works now.
    But man, Microsoft really is trying to make things hard with fixing stuff yourself. Even the powercord doesn't fit to another Xbox. :D
     
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    old Xenons/Zephyr PSU's (203w) fit in the Falcon and Jasper consoles (175 and 150w)
    You can get adapters for Slim consoles so that powerbricks from the Phatties also work on slims as well ;]

    Then again, you're not supposed to fix the console yourself ;p

    Anyway glad you figured it out yourself ;]