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Swaping game drives

Can you swap a cd drive from on xbox 360 to the other with out having to swap cards? the drive i had in mine wouldn't play some games. i took it apart and cleaned the lens, no help. so i switched the drive with another on i had for a spare xbox. now it says play DVD when i try to play a game.

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You have to understand that the xbox dvd drive is married with 360 motherboard by firmware...
when you try to change drives you should backup your original drive firmware...and load it in another will runs as well in your console...or if you prefer just change the optical lens inside the drive...and you won´t need to re-write firmware....

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