original xbox swap dvd drives

Discussion in 'Microsoft Xbox' started by jamespoo, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. jamespoo
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    i have an xbox here and the hdd is dead on it but the xbox worked fine before that

    my friend wants to sell me he xbox for $20 but the dvd drive has problems ejecting can i swap the dvd drives?
     
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    You can swap the DVD of the original xbox without a hassle.

    It should work perfectly fine ;]
     
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    thank you
     
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    Welcomes ;]
     
  5. jinnpan

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    if the DVD drive is a samsung all you need is a new gear belt.
    You can find one on ebay or take take the old belt to a repair shop and I'm sure they will sell you one for $5 or less.
     
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    Iirc you could also pull out a belt from a old PC drive.

    Then again I think OP already has swapped the drives.
     
  7. W.I.C.K.E.D.

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    Gear Belt = Tiny Black Rubberbands that your girlfriend uses for her hair....lol.

    p.s. I've used them and they are exactly the same.


    Edit: I believe you can get about 200 for $1. A pair of tweezers will come in handy here too, or a tiny electronics screwdriver (flat head).
     
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