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Just bought a new drive for x box 360 same exact and still wont play games just movies why is this?

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  • toby348 Nov 18, 2009

    no just the dvd drive.its the samsung/toshiba drive. bought a brand new one and still says please put game in x box 360 counsel. but plays movies.whats the deal?

  • toby348 Nov 18, 2009

    what exactly do you mean by P.C. board? alld i didwas switch out dvd drives. they are same exact model and brands and it still wont let me play games.

  • toby348 Nov 18, 2009

    so i unplug all the things that are plugged into the old circut board and put the old circut board in the new driver and it should work? Seems to me like that even defeats the purpose of a new drive. :)

  • toby348 Nov 19, 2009

    have a new problem . that did fix the problem for the new drive. thanks a lot. i was playing a game with xbox 360 taken apart, then when i was putting it back together i broke the power button and now it wont even turn on even with the controller. can i buy a replacement circut board that plugs in there without there being an identification problem?

  • toby348 Nov 19, 2009

    ok to reiterate my question. would there be an identification error in any way if i simply replace my rol on/off circut board with another used one?

  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims May 11, 2010

    Did you swap the P.C. board from the old one to the new one?



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You must use the original P.C. board from the
old drive and swap it out with the new drive in order
for the unit to reconized it as the original drive.

If you try to go on-line with that drive installed you
will be baned from xbox live .

if you have any questions feel free to ask.


Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims Nov 18, 2009

    The P.C. board (electronic guts) inside the old drive has the key that only

    your xbox will recognized as the original drive . When you turn your unit

    on the box it will try to identified the rom drive with a code that is stored

    on the old drives board if it matches it will think its the original drive .

    so you must disconnect all of the cables from the old drives laser

    motor and open/close switches and reconnect them in the

    new drive and you will be good to go.


  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims Nov 18, 2009

    Well it doesn't defeat the purpose, if your old drive didn't read games

    but you more than likely needed a new laser rather than a new drive

    or a new spindle motor. So it's like you had a leaky sink in the kitchen

    so you replaced the whole kitchen.


  • Rod Sims
    Rod Sims Nov 19, 2009

    Any power button board will work .

    Also check the bottom of the P.C. board under

    the power button just to make sure you didn't crack the

    board . That would ****.




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