theres also stickys on here that tells u how to read and write that type of drive and what tolls are required
i dont forget to google first. haha.man there's lots of videos out on flashing your drive out there. google is your best friend. I forget sometimes to use it before I ask question sometimes.
just because the laser lights up doesnt mean its still working. all lasers will light up after they have passed the point of death.i already did the pot tweak using a DMM, and that didnt fix it. i cleaned the laser, and i can physically see the laser turn on and try to read the disc. so i doubt replacing the laser would do anything.
I believe it was around 4, and I lowered it to around 3.4.what was your resistance on your pot tweet
thanks, thats helpful.This thread is painful to read.
ill try to throw down a little relevant knowledge though.... If your replacing a LiteOn 9 series 16d2s you can use any other LiteOn 16d2s 7 or 8 series will work fine.
as others have suggested a PCB swap is by far going to be easier than trying to dump the key and flash the new drive, especially since it sounds like you don't have any equipment, if you had a USB 360 pro a ck3 power device and a probe 3 then I'd say flash it, but buy a cheap $5 radioshack iron and just PCB swap. It's such basic soldering it won't be an issue for even the most unskilled beginner.
i'll try replacing the laser first since its cheaper, if that doesn't work then ill buy a drive and pcb swap. thanks for the help.just because the laser lights up doesnt mean its still working. all lasers will light up after they have passed the point of death.
trust me ive fixed hundreds of consoles over the years. just buy a new laser and swap it out much easier than trying to learn how to flash.