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Philips Drive mimics BenQ for ripping XGD3?

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#1
Has anyone here seen or used one of these for ripping? The seller claims it mimics a BenQ and rips XGD3.

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Philips DROM6316 PREMOD Kreon XGD3 Benq 0800 v3 16x Internal dvdrom drive
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Mar 2012 @ 13:38
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#2
Yea, it is possible (but overpriced). You can even use this drive as a replacement for a BenQ, just takes some soldering.

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#3
yeah, i am just looking for a "clean" looking solution for use with my laptop. seen this and thought i can just throw into an external enclosure and do the same with a lite-on ihas drive for burning and just use as usb since i dont have ant sata ports.
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#5
Originally posted by RIARA:
yeah, i am just looking for a "clean" looking solution for use with my laptop. seen this and thought i can just throw into an external enclosure and do the same with a lite-on ihas drive for burning and just use as usb since i dont have ant sata ports.
As I said, possible (if you're willing to pay the price for the enclosure, that is).
I've found one that's around 5 US$ cheaper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DROM6316-97-Pre...=item3cc3699452
Funny thing is, I could get one of these drives unmodified for 15 Euros (that's around 22-23 USD) unmodified, but I can't find a decent guide to mod it myself.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Mar 2012 @ 18:24

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
#6
Originally posted by Eisherz:
Originally posted by RIARA:
yeah, i am just looking for a "clean" looking solution for use with my laptop. seen this and thought i can just throw into an external enclosure and do the same with a lite-on ihas drive for burning and just use as usb since i dont have ant sata ports.
As I said, possible (if you're willing to pay the price for the enclosure, that is).
I've found one that's around 5 US$ cheaper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DROM6316-97-Pre...=item3cc3699452
Funny thing is, I could get one of these drives unmodified for 15 Euros (that's around 22-23 USD) unmodified, but I can't find a decent guide to mod it myself.
any idea on why the drive cant be used as is. i mean, why do those mods have to be done to use?
#7
Because the 0800 firmware replaces the original one and 0800 is an Xbox 360 firmware, meaning the open/close mechanism doesn't work anymore, the firmware expects a signal from the Xbox 360 mainboard. Therefore the tray motor has to be turned around and the polarity has to be changed. Some soldering has to be done, including wiring a new switch in.

Now I found a decent guide on how to do it on Xbox360iso.com and the drive is sold out:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Philips-DVD-Rom-...=item53ebcc8e7e
Gotta be kidding me. Just asked the seller if he has more of these drives.

I also found a tutorial on how to put an Xbox 360 0800 drive into a HD DVD enclosure:
http://www.xboxhacker.net/index.php?topic=11943.0
It's a little too high for me, especially because English is not my mother tongue and I don't get all the tech words, so I won't try this one.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Mar 2012 @ 13:58

Xbox 360: Slim untouched with a faked 320 GB harddrive for XBL, phat with LT 3.0, played Halo early, so going on live would be an instand ban, also with a faked 320 GB harddrive
PS3: Untouched 160 GB Slim, 60 GB Fat with latest Rogero and 160 GB internal harddrive.
PSVita: hardly ever play it
GameCube: Black with a Viper chip installed. With gameboy player. Trying to get a Wavebird controller.
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