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My xenon refurb had its disk drive die last night (error e64) and was wondering how I could fix it up? No burn marks or anything on the board, but if the SATA cable is plugged in it spits out a e64. If it cant be fixed, does anyone here have a 47 PCB/drive or an ODE (xkey, x360key) they would be willing to sell? There are only 2 on eBay and one guy might not even have it, and getting a disk drive from a console is a gamble in itself but I do have the key for this drive.

EDIT: yes i tried swapping both the pin cable and the SATA cable. no dice. and the sata header on the board looks fine. the laser on the disk drive kicks on but does not move, so its getting power
 

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If you have the DVD key you should be able to put any drive in, however iirc they can check your DVD drive
I was told to put in the same model that was in the console because I want to use this console on Xbox Live and so that it reads disks correctly with all the protections, if I could put any drive in I would put in a BENQ but I cant
I can always put in a ODE but they are so rare and the one I found is not a xkey or something proven to not get me banned and its 70 euros while i can buy a new drive for $42.25 and is shipped in the US
 

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I highly suggest investing in an Xkey, I've got one of them for sale but I'm not keen on letting it go for peanuts, sorry.
how much...?

And again, is there any way I can just fix the board on the disk drive? it still gets power but beats me why it gives me a E64
 

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I really don't know what they go for these days but you're in the ballpark of 100 quid including shipping.
After doing some research I would rather stick with a flashed drive over an ODE, just seems too risky and too good to be true. Is there any way I can just fix the board, or do you know anyone that may have a spare 0047 PCB or drive laying around? I may try to reflash the stock firmware to this and see if it fixes it, or see if its a short, or just slap the PCB in the case and see if it registers the drive
 

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I've been playing on XBL for years with an Xkey.
Never gotten banned and never will be for it.
Especially now that MS doesn't care about the 360 anymore.

In all honesty mate, you'll be better off getting a new 360 if your intent is to have a working stock unit.
Hitachi drives are shit, Phats that have Hitachi's are shite.
 

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I've been playing on XBL for years with an Xkey.
Never gotten banned and never will be for it.
Especially now that MS doesn't care about the 360 anymore.

In all honesty mate, you'll be better off getting a new 360 if your intent is to have a working stock unit.
Hitachi drives are shit, Phats that have Hitachi's are shite.
I wanna keep it and fix it unless I check the GPU and it has a fucking Taiwan one. After hearing your advice I'm gonna try to get my hands on some thermal paste, if it has a Korean GPU I'm gonna buy a new drive, else I may just try to sell it or trash it
 

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Idk what you're talking about but afaik, the GPU in the 360 is the same through all models.
The only difference being the fabrication process and possibly die shrink unless you're referring to that which is silly.

There's no GPU that's better in any 360, perhaps late Corona ones as they're newer and might not fail quicker then the ones made in 2005.
 

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Idk what you're talking about but afaik, the GPU in the 360 is the same through all models.
The only difference being the fabrication process and possibly die shrink unless you're referring to that which is silly.

There's no GPU that's better in any 360, perhaps late Corona ones as they're newer and might not fail quicker then the ones made in 2005.
No, IIRC the reason why 360s get the red ring is that the Taiwan factory produced bad GPUs and was put in Xenon and Zephyr models. In late falcons and jaspers, they were Korean made and most refurb consoles after late 2008 (including mine possibly) had Korean ones ***reserved*** for them. not just made for them, ***reserved***
 

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RROD is a hardware failure that can be triggered via a lot of components.
The GPU is just one of them.
Most common RROD issues are broken solder joints under the CPU/GPU/RAM/HANA due to repeated heating and cooling cycles.

There's no such thing as a "bad GPU" for the 360, I know a Xenon that has had a reball on the CPU/GPU and RAM that still functions fine today.
Besides, if you're so concerned for the consoles longevity, bin it and get a newer model... I don't understand why you're wasting time and effort on the old one whilst you can simply get a newer model and be done with all those headaches.
 
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RROD is a hardware failure that can be triggered via a lot of components.
The GPU is just one of them.
Most common RROD issues are broken solder joints under the CPU/GPU/RAM/HANA due to repeated heating and cooling cycles.

There's no such thing as a "bad GPU" for the 360, I know a Xenon that has had a reball on the CPU/GPU and RAM that still functions fine today.
Besides, if you're so concerned for the consoles longevity, bin it and get a newer model... I don't understand why you're wasting time and effort on the old one whilst you can simply get a newer model and be done with all those headaches.
I already own a slim and an RGH jasper man, but this xenon I bought a couple of weeks back I just really love for some reason. Im gonna just open it, check the GPU, and if it has a korean one, slap in a new drive.
 
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