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360 Disk Drives

My disk drive is completely shot. Anywhere that I can get a replacement disk drive? It doesn't read anything and it was one of the newer models. I don't want to replace the entire Xbox 360 and I really don't want to send it back to the manufacturer to have to wait forever to get it back. I just want to replace that disk drive.

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  • mrshelper Dec 18, 2007

    disc drive wont stay closed

  • lovlyld Dec 18, 2007

    no red light its green... but when we plug in the game... nothing shows.... its as if its not even on....

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Hey:

This is a common problem and some people even choose to replace the DVD drive to reduce the noise while the console is operating.

Here's a link to help identify what drive you have in your console now: http://llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_360_DVD_Drive_Comparison.htm

Here's another user's story of how he solved a similar problem:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/lofiversion/index.php/t533388.html

Here's a place to buy a replacement drive:
http://www.etech4sale.com/Philips_VAD6037_21_Xbox_360_Replacement/VAD6037_21/partinfo-id-213036.html

And lastly here's a tutorial with more details:
http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_dvd_repair.htm

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Please rate if at all useful, thanks!

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