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    Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement Xbox

    Needing some help!?!

    My xbox 360 orginally came with the Toshiba x800 drive. It has stopped working and not reading anything.

    I searched for xbox 360 drives and found etech4sale.

    I bought a new Phillips VAD6034 drive

    It will play:
    Real DVD movies
    Real DVD Porn Movies
    Backed Up movies.

    Will not play:
    360 Games
    xbox 1 Games

    Do i need to flash this drive to work? Or is this drive not flashable?

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by kngnothg
    Real DVD Porn Movies
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    But, I'm an idiot when it comes to 360's

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement Xbox

    that drive is useless. u cant flash it. plus no one cares about it so there wont be some edited code for a very long time. send it back and say its not working and request a toshiba or a hitachi. that's tight tho, buying a phillips knowingly and thinking its cool? man are you uninformed.
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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by nexxusty
    that drive is useless. u cant flash it. plus no one cares about it so there wont be some edited code for a very long time. send it back and say its not working and request a toshiba or a hitachi. that's tight tho, buying a phillips knowingly and thinking its cool? man are you uninformed.
    Who said anything about "thinking its cool"? Uninformed? As far as what? Reading that its a replacement xbox 360 DVD drive and its suppose to work? How the hell am i to know if it doesnt or not? Uninformed no, misslead, yes.
    And im returning the unit. I could care less about editing the code.

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    I'm interested in learning a bit more about why your old drive stopped working. What exactly got screwed up? Do discs that you put in it even spin up? Did you leave it untouched, or did it only stop working after trying to hack it to play backups?

    The fact is the 360 has a code built into the firmware which must match the code of the DVD drive in order for it to play games. If you swap in a new DVD drive, it will have another code, hence it will not work. You must take the code off your old broken drive, and patch it into the new drive.

    Therefore, if you "could care less about editing the code", then you better not care about playing games on your 360! 'Nexxusty' was a little blunt, but he was just trying to let you know that by being uninformed you screwed yourself.

    The lesson being that if you want to play the role of xbox360 technician, you should probably at least know the basics of what you should and shouldn't do! Here's a hint: Start caring about 'editing the code' then pick up a Samsung or Hitachi instead of a Philips. Finally, hope you are able to extract the security code from your busted drive and successfully patch it to the replacement.
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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by ems2g
    I'm interested in learning a bit more about why your old drive stopped working. What exactly got screwed up? Do discs that you put in it even spin up? Did you leave it untouched, or did it only stop working after trying to hack it to play backups?

    The fact is the 360 has a code built into the firmware which must match the code of the DVD drive in order for it to play games. If you swap in a new DVD drive, it will have another code, hence it will not work. You must take the code off your old broken drive, and patch it into the new drive.

    Therefore, if you "could care less about editing the code", then you better not care about playing games on your 360! 'Nexxusty' was a little blunt, but he was just trying to let you know that by being uninformed you screwed yourself.

    The lesson being that if you want to play the role of xbox360 technician, you should probably at least know the basics of what you should and shouldn't do! Here's a hint: Start caring about 'editing the code' then pick up a Samsung or Hitachi instead of a Philips. Finally, hope you are able to extract the security code from your busted drive and successfully patch it to the replacement.
    Regardless of the code. the company stated that this is a replacement xbox 360 drive. It did not note anything about editing codes, etc. So they misinformed me. Now if you order a replacement drvie from m$, (as a friend of mine found out) it works, and yes it was a different make. but i didnt see the need to pay $150 from M$

    Also, i didnt screw my self... as the option of having my money returned back to me. The company i got the drive back wants it back asap so they can send me a working replacement drive. as they dont understand why it wont work.

    Now the orginal drive... it wont read. Im assuming that it was played to death. It will not read any format you put in their. (got this from a friend) Needless to say, for free, as he just went out and got another unit. He bought this one the day they were released and he played the hell out of it.
    And as we all know that M$ used cheap readers anyways. ive had to replace my orginal xbox as well as some friends drives also.

    Now im not using any hacked games. Im just trying to get this to read orginal games (both xbox and 360) and then i will go to "testing the code" on the 360.

    So my next option is, if this replacement drive doesnt work, ill just return it and purchase a replacement lens for the toshiba drive.

    The comment on being a xbox360 technician. DVD drive doesnt read games - logical explanation...the drive lens is worn out. What to do? Replace the drive. Seems i diagnosed that problem! And yes i know what drives you can edit the code on.
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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement Xbox

    uhm I thought that each xbox 360 DVD Drive is married to the same xbox box with a dvd key

    if you dont have your DVD key inside your replacement drive how can it ever work ?

    did I miss something ?

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkfloyd67
    uhm I thought that each xbox 360 DVD Drive is married to the same xbox box with a dvd key

    if you dont have your DVD key inside your replacement drive how can it ever work ?

    did I miss something ?
    Im just trying to find out, how a company can send out replacements xbox 360 drives and they not work..... M$ wouldnt give me that info about married devices. (but yes i already know that)
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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement Xbox

    why dont you just buy a replacement laser for your toshiba ?

    http://www.mrmodchips.co.uk/catalog/...roducts_id=387

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by ems2g
    I'm interested in learning a bit more about why your old drive stopped working. What exactly got screwed up? Do discs that you put in it even spin up? Did you leave it untouched, or did it only stop working after trying to hack it to play backups?

    The fact is the 360 has a code built into the firmware which must match the code of the DVD drive in order for it to play games. If you swap in a new DVD drive, it will have another code, hence it will not work. You must take the code off your old broken drive, and patch it into the new drive.

    Therefore, if you "could care less about editing the code", then you better not care about playing games on your 360! 'Nexxusty' was a little blunt, but he was just trying to let you know that by being uninformed you screwed yourself.

    The lesson being that if you want to play the role of xbox360 technician, you should probably at least know the basics of what you should and shouldn't do! Here's a hint: Start caring about 'editing the code' then pick up a Samsung or Hitachi instead of a Philips. Finally, hope you are able to extract the security code from your busted drive and successfully patch it to the replacement.
    I like this guy.

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Yeah dude, I'm sorry I didnt say anything about a DVD key. It will not work without that. And I have no idea if there are any utilities to extract and reflash a Philly's firmware. I was blunt as egm stated, but as he also stated you need to care about "code" or more or less every aspect of the 360 cept PCB wafer design *snort* LOL anyways, the more u know the less problems u run into. Obviously u know this applies to everything not just a 360, but it never hurts to ask and u did. I dont know everything either I just ****ed my laser by tweaking the pot to low for ****ty dvd9's (DAMN YOU PLAYO) and I ordered another one, but I have no idea if it need to be aligned, tweaked, etc. Lesson here is. ALWAYS ASK. There are NO stupid questions only stupid answers. I love that saying. I also love the music in Oblivion, I'm gonna miss it......

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement Xbox

    Hey all... all this help and kngnothg just wants to defend himself... it's called constructive criticism... learn from these boyz!

    As for me:

    I've a Toshiba-Samsung TS-H943 (Or whatever it is...) drive that will read music fine... DVD's I forget, but 360 games, no! You insert and it gives an error of unrecognized disc, and sometimes it reads game discs as if I had put them into a PC, telling me to insert it into a 360... which of course it already is...

    This was a friends... I finally got a PCI-SATA card (6421a Chipset) to work with MTKFlash, and back-ed up the firmware...hell I flashed Xtreme4.2a or something of the sort...

    Now I have a back-up, and hence, "the key"... question is: should I get a replacement drive for $100+ or should I attempt replacing the laser for $30? I can solder, but know nothing about aligning the laser... or any adjustments of the laser, for that matter.

    Also the Manu date is Jan 0f '06... might I get the error 66 message if I go for another brand of drive? I've read a bit about this...

    Any help is so very much appreciated!
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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Why not send to a pro? just replace the laser if you cant find one.

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    Re: Replacement Xbox 360 Dvd Drive Not Reading 360 Games, Just bought a replacement X

    Quote Originally Posted by crashxtrme View Post
    Why not send to a pro? just replace the laser if you cant find one.
    I really hope you don't mean yourself.

    Digging up a 7 year old thread is noob worthy, so guess who's back to noob status...?

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