OK, so I am a newbie here and to the 360 world however not afraid to get my hands dirty and get delving in there but of course any initial help is always welcome. Thanks. Xenon Benq 64930c Dash : 2.0.8498.0 History of Xbox360 unknown, obtained with the knowledge that it was faulty, but fault/symptoms unknown, untested as it came with no leads or controller. Obvious signs of prior disassembly, casing all mangled. Benq drive has obvious signs of re-soldering to the PCB wires. Whats the chances this is the original PCB with key in tact and orig FW. Powered up the console and all is fine. Plays a DVD and CD's. Try playing a shop game and it tries playing it as a DVD, 'Play DVD' and 'To play this disc put it in an xbox 360 console' splash screen appears. The game is GTA IV Live, the only game I have to my collection but believed to be fine, shall source more games to try out. How do I determine if the Benq FW is orig or hacked, is this a job for JF? My understanding is that once a Benq has been hacked the key is no longer retrievable from the drive, you need to have the original saved file or access it from the motherboard but this is at greater expense, not worth the cost for a one off fix. Is a faulty laser a possibility? Though it reads dvd's and cd's - pot cal, perhaps. Is a faulty drive belt/motor possible, not spinning up fast enough to read the game disc? Any advice for the way forward with this please.