liteon DVD drive question

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  1. yonu
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    hey all I have a quick hardware question if this is the wrong section I am sorry.

    I had a friend bring me there 360 to see if I could fix it well unfortunately I am not up on xbox repair I have cleaned the drive to see if it helps but no luck when a disc is placed in the drive it spins up about 1 sec then stops the laser moves back and fourth about 1/4 of an inch and that is it.

    Any ideas?
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    I'd say replace the drives power cable.
    Then replace the laser and if that doesn't work, replace the drive (just desolder your original PCB from the dead drive and solder it on the new drive or flash the drive keys to the new drive).
     
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    just so I understand you mean the cable that goes from the drive to the MB? or an internal one?
     
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    Yes the power cable from the mainboard to the drive.
     
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    ok I don't have a spare so I ohmed it you with my Multimeter and it is reading fine

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    SATA cable replacement (don't think it would matter much but to rule out it's that)
     
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    Ok I just tried a brand new Sata cable for a PC same issue
     
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    Replace the drive.
    Only thing left to do basically.

    Or you could try and replace the laser assembly which is cheaper.
     
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    if I replace the drive do I have to reflash the drive or can they be straight swapped like I said I dont do xbox repair.
     
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    Yes if you replace it you'll need to flash it.
    UNLESS you desolder the drive PCB and solder it in the new DVD drive.
     
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    Before replacing I had the same issue just a few weeks ago, I would put in a disc and it would spin the disc about 1 full turn then stop and it would just say "open tray". Fixed it by taking alcohol and a cotton ball and cleaning the wheel that spins the disc but press firmly on the side and spinning the wheel with my finger. The cotton ball had lots of dust and a glue like substance that I could not see. After doing that the Xbox read discs like new.