Replacing a drive, without original fimrware key :/

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by kokiri_link, May 8, 2008.

  1. kokiri_link
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    Right, heres what i would like to do. I want to replace my samsung drive in my 360 (ms28 i believe) with a new drive, which will be exactly the same. The problem is, it has been flashed with ixtreme 1.2 or something :/ I think the new ones 1.4, im not sure on that though. Anyway, i no longer have the original firmware that is on the drive origianlly, so what im bassically asking is, if i extract the drive key from my current drive, could i inject this drive key into my new drive? And obviously id update the new drive to a higher firmware. I need to do this because the drive is on its way out, it rarely reads discs first go, and often brings up a unreadable disc error whilst playing. This would obviously be a cheaper way of doing it instead of buying a new 360!
     
  2. MaHe

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    You can still get your original key from the modified optical drive. Don't worry. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] YAY! Haha, you just saved me atleast £150! [​IMG] cheers buddy [​IMG]
     
  4. kokiri_link
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    Is there any guides for this atall?

    Ooops double post :/
     
  5. lenselijer

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    whatever you do, make sure to make at least 3 backups of your old drive (and dont use a floppy disc for that).

    you could try flashing the drive with ix1.4-8x version. maybe your games will start working again.
    after that you can try to clean the laser to see if that helps
    with a multimeter and a screwdriver you can also adjust the potmeter on the laser
    or buy a new laser unit from ebay, way cheaper then a whole new drive.


    another option is to send it back to ms because it cant read discs anymore [​IMG]