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Tutorial for swapping disk drives between two xbox 360 consoles?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Tsmith108, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Tsmith108

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    Does anyone have a link to a tutorial explaining how to swap a disk drive between two 360s? I got a new one today, and my friend has a toshiba but he wants hitachi, and my broken one is hitachi. So, I'm going to swap them for him, but, I just need someone to tell me what I have to do to do it. Thanks for any help
     
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    dude first u need the original firmware if u modded it ull probably have it. then u just follow the modding tutorial ull find it if u search ms28 for samsung.
     
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    So, it's possible for me to switch the toshiba out for the hitachi?
     
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    yeah just backup the flash of both using mtkflash and take out the special key switch the keys and im sure its possible. cannot guarantee. wait for someoneelse to reply.
     
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    yes it is possible. but instead of doing that, you are going to have to get firmware toolbox 3.0 and get the keys from both firmwares and swap the keys.
     
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    Ok well, I've got in my new one, a rom #78, which is incompatible with my x360usb...I was wondering if there's a way for me to swap the two drives, with only being able to hook one of them up to my computer?
     
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    nope.

    take both drives out.
    dumb firmware.
    open in firmware toolbox.
    take the special key for each.
    swap the keys and save each seperately keeping a backup of original just in case.
    put them back in.
     
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    Is there any way to do it by looking at he drive or the motherboard? Because I remember reading somewhere that you could do that.
     
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    wth?
    u got to open it to swap drives. u can't just look at the motherboard and it will swap it self.

    to identify the drive u can like google samsung or hitachi compare the dvd tray designs to tell.
     
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    I meant getting the key for the firmware without hooking it up to the computer, I can hook up the one I want to put in, but the original I can't hook up beacuse it won't work in my computer

    Is there a way to get the dvd drive key without hooking it up to a computer?
     
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    no the only way is the one i said. ur gonna have to switch keys to do that u need to read both drives.
     

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