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BenQ DVD flashing with IDE PC

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by TraineeGeek, May 16, 2012.

  1. TraineeGeek

    TraineeGeek Member

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    Basically here's my problem;

    I have one of the earlier models of XBox 360 - an old Arcade system - and its just stopped running disks one day. It was my brother's originally and he informs me that this was a gradual change. You would put an official disc into the tray, close it, wait for the machine to stop reading the disc, if nothing happened eject the disc and start again.

    At first, three or four eject-and-start-again routines were needed but as time passed more and more were needed until one day I counted 45 attempts to get the disc to read before I gave up.

    A friend of mine told me about flashing the DVD drive so I did a bit of research. The process seems easy enough if you use the right software. I've downloaded JungleFlasher and as a backup looked into a replacement DVD Drive.

    So here's my problem.

    My PC was built at the end of the last century I think - several software upgrades and plenty of TLC have kept it running. As a result everything is IDE connection - DVD RW drive, Hard drive - you name it.

    Secondly, I've never done this before.

    What I'd really appreciate is a step-by-step guide to repairing this XBox including recommended parts and programs.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    Regards

    The Newbie
     
  2. peluynati

    peluynati Regular member

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    look in the stickies, there is a guide that will tell you with everything you need to know about flashing, as far as connection, you can get a sata card, or a usbpro, the sata card would be cheaper, but the usbpro will make your life a lot easier. if your only goal is repairing that drive with the one you spoke of purchasing, you would only need to swap the boards, on a benq that requires a little soldering, the cheapest and easiest method would be to just order a laser and replace that, i think you can buy one on ebay for around 5 dollars.
     
  3. Eisherz

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    If you want to flash just buy a sata card with via chipset, they are cheap. Or just replace the laser, that's pretty easy too, but flashing would enable you to play backup copies of games.
     
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    Oh right - playing backup's isn't really what I was after - playing anything was. So how would a SATA card with a VIA chipset work?
     
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    You plug it into your PC, install the driver for WinXP (I guess your PC is still on that OS) and connect your drive by using a sata cable and your 360 for power.
     
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    I'm using Windows 7. By "plug it in" do you mean via USB?
     
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    no that would be plugged into your motherboard, if you want something to just plug into your usb you would have to go with the usbpro, like i told you, if you are not wanting to play backups, the very cheapest thing for you is changing the laser in the drive, it is not hard at all to do, and will have you up and going very quickly, depending on who made the laser you may be required to remove a static protection spot, or not.
     

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