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Replace X-box DVD drive

Discussion in 'Xbox - Hardware mods' started by Marz, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Marz

    Marz Member

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    Hey there,
    I would like to know
    If you replace the factory X-box DVD drive with another DVD-Rom (such as NEC or Samsung), would that be able to Read CD-R/RWs and DVD +-R/RWs? My box does not have a modchip, yet!!!.
     
  2. djboogie

    djboogie Regular member

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    nope!
    Its a firmware issue, other drives arent compatible (albiet rare examples such as the no longer manufactured samsung 616, but even that needs the sdg-605 firmware)
    so youre answer is, no sorry.
    But if you wanna read cd's in your xbox use a samsung sdg-605 (xbox dvd drive) reads 99% of em
     
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  3. Marz

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    You should not have posted the ebay auction, now someone is going to outbid you. lol Hope you weren't going to buy it.
     
  5. punqewe

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    Read the article at xbox-scene.com and find out about the new lg drive.


    Hitachi-LG DVD drive firmware & Flasher
    >> This firmware flashing software was designed to flash a GDR-8163b with the LG 8050L firmware.
    Use at your own risk.

    This firmware with flashing software is suppled by LenteSubigo.
    Wenid - Extracted the firmware
    Anonymous Source - Created the executable firmware flashing tool.

    For more info please visit:
    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=325005

     
  6. elusiv1

    elusiv1 Regular member

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    That Hitachi LG drive is just like the Thompson Drive!! The dvd tray cutout is identical to that of the Thompson drive, plus it doesn't read cd-r. I'm pretty sure it sucks then!! I wonder how it would work with a firmware update??
     
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