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I replaced my disk drive in my xbox 360 it still only says play dvd should the screws to hold the disk drive in be at a certain torque

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The disk drive in an xbox360 is married to the motherboard. You need to write the bin file from the old drive to the new drive in order for it to play games. We can do this for you email us if your interested.

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I have taken this xbox apart once before but did not get very far. What type of tools are necessary to repair this type of Xbox 360? I would also like to update the CD/DVD drive on it. Any hints or ti

Most of this can be taken apart with a screwdriver . The case is a little tricky. You will notice from the side...where the case is split, there are tabs on the inside that you need to press. I poked a small screwdriver through the vent holes to press them and get the box apart.

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Since my xbox 360 has been repaired it won't play copied dvd's

your drive is modded with special firmware(software). What happens eventually is the laser is going out on the DVD-drive. When a DVD is burned on a computer it is not as readable as a DVD is that is produced in large factories that Microsoft use to make 360 games. So you should be able to play 360 games you buy fine and some burned games but not all of them. Replacing the laser is hard. A temporary solution would be to burn your games at a slow speed like 2.4x or even 1x.

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My x-box 360 doesnt play certain games

ok use a dvd lens cleaner
if still happing your dvd drive is on it way out
you will need to get some one to replace drive as you need to flash the new drive with old firmware as it hold a key that is matched to the motherboard
not doing this will give you a error

Feb 12, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Tray whount open

Well this is common. Your xbox 360 dvd drive has a magnet either on the motor assembly or cover assembly used to keep the disk from moving or slipping after the disk is installed and spinning up.

Although a great idea it lacks long term longevity for the drive. As the magnet never weakens the internals of the drive do.The motor assembly that is responsible for moving the tray in and out and also releasing the hold on the disk through an actuation system attached to the drive unit simply weakens.

Over time the motor loses its torque that is nesessary to power through the magnet.Often requires a tap on the xbox to pop it loose while ejecting. Replacement of that motor or the drive are possibly fixes.

Other possibilities are;

Dirty drive.Dirt,hair jamming the actuation of the eject process.

Broken drive belt( I have seen brand new systems throw belts)

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Error msg: to play this disc put in xbox 360


the Laser In The DVD Drives Failed.
Try a CD/DVD to see if it will read A single Layer DVD, Rather than the 360 Dual-Layer Disk.

You might try a laser head cleaning CD Disk.

Or requires drive replaced et,c. ** This is not swappable And should Be caried out by """ An Xbox 360 Drive Replacement Specialist, As the dvd drives logic board is paired to the Motherboard, And therefore have to be re-matched.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Open tray error

You need to either replace the drive with a working drive or replace the laser within your current drive. If you change drives you will first need to obtain your dvd-key and then flash it into your new drives firmware.

Sep 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Play's cd and dvd but no games

It sounds like you replaced the DVD Drive... Xbox 360 DVD drives are "married" to the original xbox they were in with a specific key that needs to be extracted and reinjected into the target drive. This needs to be done by someone qualified to do so.

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Xbox 360 will not read certain disks, some work, some dont...???


this sounds like a gpu fault, or a laser read fault.
i,d return it to M$ for a replacement again, or alternatively look for a good 360 repair specialist in your area. you need the rrod kit, or a relacement dvd drive. i,d think more on the line of dvd laser if your getting no red-rings. don,t waste your money on a laser replacement, 9 times out of 10 they don,t work. go for a new drive, and have the drives logic board swapped.
you can find out about this on xbox forums, and tutorials.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Xbox 360 wont play certain new release dvds.all else ok.whats up?

This is 99% always the case when your dvd drive is going out. You can find a replacement on ebay for under $15. Video tutorials can be found on youtube just by typing "xbox 360 laser replacement" Replace the laser and you won't have this problem anymore.

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To play this disk put it in an X-Box 360 console??? Nice message after I replaced the disk drive. I bought a new driver made for the 360 and it still only shows disks for DVD ??

The dvd drive and the motherboard have a key that must match each other. The xbox 360 dvd drives are not plug-and-play. You must first extract the key from the original drive and spoof firmware to make the new drive match the key on the motherboard. There is an easy way though.... just take the pcb board out of the old drive and stick it into the new one, then everything should work fine withough messing with the firmware. If you need more help, just ask on our xbox 360 dvd drive repair forum

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