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Switching brands for the Xbox 360 Disc Drive?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by ryfleman, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. ryfleman

    ryfleman Member

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    Really simple question here, can I replace the broken disc drive of my Xbox with one of a different brand? I don't know if the different brands of drives come with different motherboards or if their is preloaded software to prevent someone from changing the make of the drive with another one or really anything that could conflict. So if you know (key word is KNOW, no offence but saying 'Well it sounds like it would work' or 'probably not but I've never done it before' really holds no water in my mind, I want definitive statements from people) than please give me a quick hand here and it would be greatly appreciated, I would just try it but I don't want to damage my Xbox (if it would even damage it, I don't really know if it would or not).

    P.S. I am not trying to mod or hack my Xbox, I don't want a Jtag or softmod or play homebrew or burned games, I just want it to work right now. I can read discs on my current drive but it freezes every 15 minutes or so and I don't want to lower the resistance to the diode much more (I am at 3.6kOhms, and the lowest I've been told to go is 3.2) so I just want to have a backup drive if mine goes out. Right now I got a Toshiba Samsung and I want to replace it with a Hitachi LG drive.

    P.S.S. If I can't switch out the drives completely, can I just switch out the diodes from the drives? Maybe not even the whole casing around the diode but just the diode itself?

    Thanks!
     
  2. palwill

    palwill Regular member

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    its called spoofing, it is covered in the jungle flasher tutorial. i'm assuming you have an idea of what you are doing. having never done it before it always seemed like a pain. good luck.
     
  3. chriswhit

    chriswhit Regular member

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    one issue you might have is newer games like call of duty modern warfare 3 and a few others may give an e66 error when booting. There are in game checks to see if the xbox has the origional dvd drive and it will catch it even with stock firmware. I say might because those 2 drives do less checks but I haven't swapped those to types yet. Ive got lots of working drives if you need one. Its possible the freezing issue might be a gpu issue starting(old dryed out thermal paste or weak solder from heat) if so dont use a xclamp repair kit it will do more damage than good.
     

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