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New Xbox 360 Drive.. Need help flashing

I just bought a new xbox 360 disc drive and installed it myself. now when i put a game in, it says i need to put my disc into a xbox 360. i need help flashing my disk drive.

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Re: New Xbox 360 Drive.. Need help flashing

You will need to backup the firmware from you original drive and flash it to your new drive as the old drive is tied to the motherboard with a 16 byte key

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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New Xbox 360 disk drive doesn't play games

well my friend thats because each xbox 360 drive is unique for each console so it only works on the original console, to solve this you have to flash the firmware from the old drive and put it the new one, there are many sites explaining it just google it.

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