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Xboxupgrade question is it possible to upgrade an xbox, either by fitting a new chip, or any sort of physical aleration inside it (re-wiring)so that it would be capable of playing DVD's without purchasing a sensor and renote control. simon.

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Re: xboxupgrade question

You can actually turn your xbox into a media center. Go to They have tons of tutorials on modding and improving your system.

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When i turn on my xbox it says ' error 64 ' . What should I do?

Hi the exact error code relates to this
E64: DVD Drive Error - Dvd drive timed out during reset :Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc. This can also be caused by the tray not being fully closed on boot. also it could mean that the Kernel can't be launched/signature in NAND Flash chip is broken It could be possible after bad update
now this could mean you need a new drive if you have just done an update then that could be your fault but most of the time the problem is due to the heat sink next to it over heating and this then causes the dvd drive to fail.

my bet would be you need to get the drive replaced how ever this isnt something you can do yourself as it will need the dvd drive having the correct firmware for your xbox as each xbox has its own unique software so you need to shop around and see what price you can get to get this sorted.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

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Will not eject disc and when i push the power button it turns off on its own


Could be a few reasons for this. If it's been dropped, the cogs could be misaligned, you will need to take the CD unit apart and reassemble correctly. If someone has attempted to fit a mod chip there could be damage around the part of the board where the wires for pins 5 & 6 are soldered. Check for damage to tracks and excess solder, it is also possible that the BA8510 or BA8515 chip has been damaged. Also it could be the flat flexible cable that connects the power/reset & eject buttons to the main board. Check for physical damage and replace if need be.

May 29, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Xbox 360 problem i have lines in the graphics only

u have a melted graphics chip send to microsoft n tellem u have the 3 rings and theyll fix it

Jan 30, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How can u fit the xbox 360 and when i turn my xbox 360 i have no picture

The graphics chip has burnt out you will need to stop the overheating chip you can do this yourself or you can send it in to get it fixed.

Dec 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox playing up

Sorry to say, It has to be sent back

The problem with Xboxes are (the First Versions) is that they get too hot and the Solder under the chips rise causes the chips to be affected. As of right now, there is "no fix" for these. Alot of these xboxes are being sent right back to Microsoft to replace.

You might have to go through that back and forth process to receive a new one. but, even those are said to be refurbs.... of the first versions

good luck

May 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Green screen on Xbox 360

This fault sees to be with a seperate graphics chip which is located at theback of the xbox 360 mainboard. A reflow of this IC chip should sort it.


May 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Xbox showed 1 red ring, i tried fixing it by

i wasted alot of time researching and trying to repair my xbox for same issue. feel alot better when i just baught the cheap xbox gamer and installed my old hard drive on it. they are an upgraded one also with a new chip design. sorry spend the money and get playin.

Apr 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Have had xbox wired up with no problems to tv turned it on and while playing tv went blank no sound or picture, tried on different tv but still the same, even tried new cable from xbox to tv no rrod seems...

even though it does not 3rrod or any other error it seems to me to be a similar fault, ive repaired consoles that have had no audio and video OR no video but still had sound.

its the same sort of fix as 3rrod but requires a proper reflow of the gpu, cpu and ana chips etc.

we can fix this for you np for £40 which includes return delivery to your door AND vat. we can also dig out some guides if you want to attempt the repair yourself.


Apr 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Cant play games due to "put disc into a xbox 360 console"?

This problem is caused by your disc drive.... A new disc drive bought off of ebay, generally costs about 50 bucks, including the shipping and handling..... You will need to open your xbox to get the model number... yes, it does matter... Once you get the new disc drive... you need to open up the old disc drive... and you will see a memory chip inside and you will need to be VERY careful not to rip any of the parts it is connected to... once you have the chip out... you will need to take the chip out of the new disc drive, and replace it with the chip from your old disc drive... (each xbox 360 has its own unique memory, which can only otherwise be installed by flashing it through a sata computer which much more complicated than it really should be).... once you put the old chip into the new disc drive... put everything back together... for a tutorial on opening an xbox 360 and also fixing disc drive in your 360... i recommend youtube,,, and the person's name i recommend is "fixyourownxbox" These videos are definitely helpful, and saved me mucho dinero $ :D.... Good luck... if you have anymore questions, dont be afraid to ask... i would be more than happy to answer them

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