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Wont read disc.

I had a laser problem so i went and replaced the whole drive cause i didnt want to get that problem in the near future. i hooked everything up right and start it up and put a disc in to see if it worked and it said put a xbox 360 game in. i checked all the numbers and they all match= same drive to the T. dont know what to do.

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The drive in the the xbox360 is married to the motherboard. Which means you have to extract the original bin from the old drive and install it in the new drive in order for it to play games. We can do this for you if your interested email us

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