Got a flashed Xbox 360 Slim, drive issues.

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  1. Paladiex
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    Drive gets stuck and it has issues reading backup games. I'm going to attempt a pot tweak on it, and soaking the rubber band / buying a new rubber band soon. Ultimately I will be buying another cd/dvd drive to replace it.

    Should I do the soldering method and just swap the PCB's? Would soldering method require me to reflash the drive? Or should I just try to flash the replacement drive. I'm trying to find info/tuts on it on youtube and other forums but I keep getting way mixed signals from people who've never done this before or failed.

    Help much appreciated, this xbox is an xmas gift for some less fortunate children I know.

    Contacted a seller on Amazon. Told me he'd warranty it for 6 months and for me to just swap the PCB. Can anyone confirm that if I swap out the PCB's then I don't need to flash.
     
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    Swap the PCBs, it'll be fine.
    No need to flash it anymore since you're only changing the non electrical parts.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation. Do you know if the firmware version makes a difference? IE my drive is 0225, amazon sells a 9504 FW for $33.94 shipped and 6mo warranty.
     
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    Nope, doesn't matter, since you switch out the PCB, which contains the firmware.
     
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    Thanks, this was my assumption. Now I just wait for it to arrive :)
     
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    Good luck with the swap.
    Should be easy as it's a few fairly big points you'd need to solder.
     
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    Thanks, replaced the pcb a few hours ago. Resetting some skylanders on a backup game and everything seems to work nicely. Thanks for the GL wishing :)
     
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    Sweet.
    I'd suggest installing the games to the harddrive to relieve stress on the DVD drive.
    Also makes the console more silent.

    No prob~
     
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    Thanks for the tip, it's got a 250gb HDD so I'll probably be installed some arcade games and downloadable content. Then I will start the disc downloads :)
    Btw, is there any way to get arcade games and dlc free on xbox hdd?
     
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    Only DRM free ones or license sharing with friends.
    Otherwise, RGH is the only option.
     
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