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Posted on Dec 14, 2009
If you get a disc read error, or it wont play games at all this means that your DVD rom is bad. there is a few solutions to this. You can either
A. Send it back to microsoft and they will fix it for free if you still have your warranty
a.1 If your sticker underneath the face plate is still there, then your good to go. Send it to MS and have em' fix it.
a.2 If your sticker isnt there, then you can buy replacement lenses off of ebay and change it yourself.
a.3 You could just buy a new DVD rom, but theres a lot involved including taking the xbox apart and connecting the SATA cable to your computer VIA 18-25" SATA cable / SATA card. You will also need to download key extracting software to extract the key. You will also need a USB flash drive and make a boot sequence for your xbox. After you do all of this, then you extract the key, copy the boot, flash the drive and reboot your xbox. if all works, then your new dvd drive will be mated with your motherboard. If it doesnt work, then your going to have to try to flash the motherboard again.
Hope this helps. A.3 is a lot of work, so I would recommend to just buy a new dvd lense for it and replace it. there are a lot of tutorials that show you how to replace the lenses as well.
Good Luck and sorry to hear about your xbox
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just found a post on this and it worked for me. My warranty is past. So I took matters in my own hands. I took it apart which was fairly simple cleaned the lens and surrounding areas but it didn't work. But this is what I found out its not reading the disk because the disk isn't spinning. With the box apart and drive open I put it back in the system and turned on the power I noticed the drive would spin slowly I then while the disk was trying to load I spun the disk by hand to help it along and wala it started spinning I powered down put it back together and as of 10:45 2night my gaming nightmare is over. I hope this was helpful. Good luck all!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
xbox spent 1.2 million bucks in order for you not to do that
cracking the hdd is insainly incrypted
with bios micro bios
blowdryers and tater tots
cracking is unlikly if not impossible
unless you find a encrytion cypher >key>
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
Your DVD drive's laser is malfunctioning.
You have a few options:
1) Decrease the resistance on the laser to increase power, and it may be able to read the discs again. A guide for that can be found here.
2) If that doesn't work, or you do not wish to do that, you can replace the laser head all together. Replacements can be found on eBay. You can follow this guide to replace the laser head.
3) You can replace the DVD drive completely, but it will require taking the original drive's firmware and putting it on the replacement one. The guide for that can be found here.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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