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How to re-flash dvd drive for xbox 360

Hi, i have few xbox 360 and all the dvd drive was broken and i have the replacement, but i dont know how, i tried to replace one system and it did not work, someone told me that i have to re-flash the dvd drive, but how? can anybody pls help me, or give me a instruction on how to re-flash the dvd drive and make it work.

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to play copied dvd's ( i think thats what you typed ), you will need to do a few things, including taking your xbox apart, and connecting it to your computer. You will also need to flash your dvd drive.

Quick NEED list:

1. SATA Cable
2. SATA Card
3. torx screw driver
4. torx 8 and 10 bits
5. Flash / Pen drive (USB)

To do this, your computer has to have some kind of SATA port. You can buy a SATA card for $25.00 at your local computer hardware store. Also make sure you pick up at least an 18 inch SATA cable. Now once you have both of these, then you will have to take your x-box apart.

Dont know how to take your 360 apart? Click on the link below

Heres a good tutorial on how you flash your dvd drive too:

hope this helps

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