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Xbox elite help with dvd drive. i just got my new dvd drive in the mail. it's installed, ready to go...runs, opens and closes like it should but it's not in english before the game loads. i get my normal startup but when it comes time to put a game in its going to some japanese white screen. the dvd drive is brand new and i ordered it in america. just not sure what i should do to get this thing to work now. i have had help here with figuring out my main problem was the actual dvd drive. now i need it again trying to get it work. help please i am so sick of not being able to play games lol.

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You can't just swap DVD drives.

For starters you need a DVD drive of the same model. In other words if you have a LiteOn drive you need a LiteOn drive.

Even with the same model, you still need to swap the PCB board (circuit board).

Basically you open up your old DVD drive and take the circuit board off the bottom, then open your new DVD drive and swap the circuit boards.

It's not as hard you might think.

If you don't have the correct model, here is a great site to buy the one you need: http://parts.consolerepaiguy.com - they run around $30 there.

I repair them so I am 100% sure that this is the problem.

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