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It ses to play this disc put it in a xbox 360 console. it plays dvd`s nd cd`s fine?

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  • michaelevz Mar 08, 2009

    i had a spare disc drive here and installed it, cleaned the laser and still dont work? i think it mite have something to do with the mother board?

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This happens when the laser is dirty, not getting enough power, or simply dying.

First open it up and blow out any dust and clean off the laser with q-tip and alcohol.

Then try to dvd laser POT tweak which adjust the power going to the laser.

If that doens't fix it, then you need install a new laser or get a replacement drive.

if you need more help, check out our dvd drive repair forum...

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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    xboxexperts Mar 09, 2009

    The drives are not plug-and-play. If you just stick in a new one, it will only play retail movies and cds. There is a key vault on the motherboard and the key must match the one programed in the drive. You will need to swap out the pcb board from the old drive and put it into the new one. Most times you do not need to replace the drive and adjusting the power to the laser is all thats needed.

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