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Replacing a old xbox dvd drive with a new one

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by phil52, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. phil52

    phil52 Member

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    How can I get the keys off a non working xbox dvd drive so that I can install a new xbox dvd drive,both drives are liteon dg-16d2s? Thanks
     
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    just swap the boards, that way you dont have to worry with it.
     
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    When you say "non-working drive", as long as it's a mechanical issue, you can do as peluynati says and swap the PCB boards of the two drives.

    The key that's on the broken drive will then be on the working drive, and match the key of the console's motherboard, so the two will work together.
     
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    Thanks for responding, the reason I said that it was a non working drive is because the drive stop opening and it wasn't making any sound at all. I did swap the old mother board out and put it in the new drive but when I did that the new drive stop opening.I swap the boards back now the new drive is opening again.Thats why I wanted to find out how I can transfer the keys into the new drive.
     
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    Thanks, I did swap the PCB boards but the drive wouldn't open so I had to swap them back and now the new drive is opening again,that why I wondered if anybody had the step by step instuctions to take the keys off of the old motherboard and transfer them to the new motherboard.
     
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    did you plug the drive in upside-down? if your drive is dead for some reason then you may not be able to retrieve the key.
     

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