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DVD Rom replaced

I have a xbox 360 and the dvd drive went bad. I replaced the drive now i get "to play this disc, put it in an xbox 360 console. the drive I had a Hitachi rom ver. 0078fk and now have a Hitachi rom ver. 0079fl

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  • mentzer4 Apr 19, 2009

    where is the logic board?

  • mentzer4 Apr 19, 2009

    did it thanks works great

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When you switch the original dvd rom to a replacement. you MUST remove the logic board from the original drive and put it into the replacement drive for it to function

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

  • kiel123 Apr 19, 2009

    when you open up the dvd rom drive its the only greenish looking board in the unit. Example: here

  • kiel123 Apr 19, 2009

    no problem glad it worked out. please rate, thanks

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