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Replacing internal DVD Rom drive

Hi there, I was wondering if you could give me step by step instructions for flashing a new DVD rom drive to work on an xbox 360. Thank you for any help you can provide to me!!

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If you have personally, or had someone else, modify the firmware on your console's DVD-ROM drive to play burnt games, you will need to restore the drive to its stock firmware and then finish the update through that. You can then reflash the DVD-ROM as desired to play any new games you wish.

If you have not modified your Xbox 360's DVD-ROM drive, then it is likely that your console either has a DVD-ROM that is failing, or it is simply having trouble putting the DVD-ROM into flash-ready mode to accept the update. To attempt to fix this error, eject the DVD-ROM tray and then pull the power cord out of the console, thus preventing it from automatically injecting the tray. Next, push the tray in about half way, with about a finger's width of room between the console's shell, and the apex of the curve in the hollow center of the DVD-ROM tray. Then, plug in the console and power it up while holding the tray in that position to prevent the console from injecting it automatically. Expect resistance, but it will eventually give up trying to move the tray. From there, you can release the tray and allow it to update as usual. Do not inject the tray by hand, let the console reset the tray on its own after it finishes updating. That should fix your problem if that was the specific problem causing the error. Either way, good luck, and I hope your error is resolved.

Apr 17, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 DVD Drive Not Reading Games Only DVD,CD after replacing the dvd rom

If you replaced the DVD-ROM drive yourself, some newer Xboxes do not recognize and/or function properly with older drives. I tried replacing a drive in an older Xbox with an older yet DVD-ROM drive, and it would not work. When replacing a DVD-ROM in an Xbox, it is advisable to use the same model drive, as the Xbox does strange things when you introduce different hardware. The url of a page is below that details the different drives that Xboxes use. See if your new drive is the same as the old one, and if not, that is almost certainly the issue.

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Jul 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Some cds of xbox 360 donot run because it requires region code. why is this so

cd's, dvd's,games,etc. if the regoin codes do not match up they will most likely not work. try looking at area codes on your xbox and cd (if it says the code) and see if they match up.
i hope i have helped, feel free to ask me any questions and let me know how it works out!!

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I need a diagram of dvd rom dive connections

There are only two connections, the SATA connection and the POWER connection.. maybe the power connection wiring info is what you are looking for? If you are thinking of replacing the dvd-rom drive in the unit I can tell you now that it's impossible unless you buy another one of the same make / model and "clone" it by flashing it with your firmware.

Oct 13, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Close tray disk wont spin says open tray

HI. the optical Assembly inside the DVD-ROM drive has failed. replacing the entire drive will fix this issue. You can also replace the assembly as well. this is more expensive and costly.

I recommend replacing the DVD-ROM drive.

Aug 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 makes a loud noise with some games and not others, why?

HI, the there is a balancer that is located inside the DVD ROM drive assembly(Spin Motor stabilizer). this has become unstable for some reason. this will result if disk scratches and game damage as well. unfortunately, this cannot be repaired without replacing the entire DVD ROM drive.

If it becomes unbearable, just simply replace the DVD ROM Drive.

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Installed new Xbox DVD ROM, but cannot read games

The DVD drives must match the motherboard that it came with. Unless you go through a very complicated re-flashing process. If the motherboard and DVD drive do not match, it will not play 360 games

Dec 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Won't read games

If you swap drives from another xbox 360 will not work unless its the same dvd drive thats why your 360 plays cd's and dvd's only !!1

good luck

Nov 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 plays dvd but not games

you probably didn't flash the drive correctly. you can find guids how to online. its a pretty in depth process though.

May 24, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Dvd rom

I,ll assume this regarding the X-Box 360 ?
If you,ve replaced the Drive on a 360.
It will not work, due to the fact that the dvd rom drive, is paired to the motherboard. you can,t simply swap a faulty drive.
When the 360 boots, it,s looking for a Key On the dvd rom, before it will initialise it, and bootup.
I,d suggest looking on the net, regarding XBOX 360 drive flashing. if you still have your original drive, keep it. as your xbox won,t boot without it. you have to backup the drives key ( number ) And have it reflashed onto a replacement drive.
you could try a laser lens cleaner. Or possibly laser unit replacement.

Mike @ compurepair.

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