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Dvd rom after fixing the 3 red lights,the dvd rom will not run it seens dead

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  • andythegreat Mar 10, 2008

    Hi thanks for your response,I still have the same drive that was paired to the motherboard.looks like it needs reflashing but how do i find the drive key number.

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Hi,
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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