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Can i put new dvd drive in xbox

I just bought xbox arcade w/ hdmi off ebay that has disk drive problems, cn i put my hitachi drive[out of 360 pro] in the arcade system????? will it work or do i need to upgrade????

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There is a key in the drive that is linked to your system. So no, you cannot just put any drive in there that you want, because it will not work. There are individuals that are able to extract this key from your drive and put it onto another. You may want to check your local Craigslist. I always see adds for people that will do this for you. Be sure they are reputable and will not mess up your system. There are a lot of xbox 360 hacks out there. Hope this helps you out. If you do a simple google search about replacing your drive there are many step by step how to articles with pictures that explain in detail what you can and can't do. I hope this helps.

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It should work, it'll have your information on it from the other system but you should still be able to boot up the system and play your games as normal and load your saved games and profiles as well.


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