Re: how to install the dvd-rom drive model ts-h943
In response to the November 2006 update error that "bricked" his console, Mr. Kevin Ray of California has filed a class action lawsuit against Microsoft in Washington federal court in early December of 2006.
The lawsuit seeks $5 million in damages and the free repair of any
console rendered unusable by the update. This will be the second such
lawsuit filed against Microsoft, the first having been filed in
December of 2005, shortly after the 360's launch.
Following Microsoft's announcement in December 2006 that it would
extend the Xbox 360 warranty to a full year, from the previous 90 days,
Ray's attorney confirmed to the Seattle Post Intelligencer that the
lawsuit had been resolved under confidential terms.
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If you replaced the DVD-ROM drive yourself, some newer Xboxes do not recognize and/or function properly with older drives. I tried replacing a drive in an older Xbox with an older yet DVD-ROM drive, and it would not work. When replacing a DVD-ROM in an Xbox, it is advisable to use the same model drive, as the Xbox does strange things when you introduce different hardware. The url of a page is below that details the different drives that Xboxes use. See if your new drive is the same as the old one, and if not, that is almost certainly the issue.
this is most likely caused by a faulty dvd drive. I just recently replaced one in one of my 360's. Keep in mind if you open the xbox you will not only void the warrenty but microsoft will never repair it and then your on your own.there are two possible solutions to the problem.
1) open the console and remove the dvd drive and replace it with a new one. If you coose to do this you will have to make sure you get the exact same dvd drive or you will run into problems. I had a samsung ts-h943 and bought a new one for $32 at PC Direct. You can also find these on ebay. There are also philips or benQ drives. Which ever it may be buy the exact same one. You will need to flash the new drive with the key from the old drive. Each drive has a "key'' or serial number that the mother board match up with. If you don't want to or don't know how to retrieve the key and flash the drive you can do what I did and open both the new drive and the old drive and swap out the com board. This looks like a mini mother board and makes the drive and the mother board communiciate to each other and be able to play games. If the drive isn't either flashed or com board swapped out the drive will not play games only dvd's
2) If you want to leave your console closed to avoid the warrenty being voided you can turn it into xbox has a RROD and they will issue you a referbished console.
If you found this helpful and need further instructions on how to swap the drive your self let me know.
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Hello. The pcb board is "married" to the motherboard with a certain firmware. If you didn't flash the new drive with the correct firmware it will not work. The best thing to do is just replace the laser if you have DVD drive problems. I hope you still have the old one! Good luck to you. Thanks!
The VIA VT6421A chipset is the exact chipset you need to connect your 360 to PC, so yes that card will work perfectly. Keep in mind if your thinking of flashing your dvd drive, I think this chipset designed to only work with the TS-H943 and Phillips model.
I am having the same problem, about 2 weeks ago when logging into Xbox Live it required yet another update, within a couple days my drive made some grinding noises a few time, said unable to read disks and now "open tray" is all I get, I'm hoping it is the laser lens and have one being shipped. I tried a dvd cleaner as well as opening and cleaning the laser,mirror as best I could, but I think there are issues with the TS-H943 dvd drive in the past which is what I have, if cleaning doesn't work, call MS for repair/replacement if under warranty, if not you may be in the same boat, I'm hoping its just a laser issue and not a DVD key issue which I'm betting on. I've read of several similar issues recently and could be another try for MS on their anti-pirate mis-attempts. We all know what a bunch of morons employed at MS can accomplish!