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Replacement Disc Drive

I bought a replacement disc drive for my xbox360. its the same make and model. the only thing different is the product number. when i install it it plays dvd's but it will not play xbox games. it tells me to insert disc in to and xbox 360 console. is there something i need to install like software or a setup i need to do?

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As above but to elaborate a little more you should look into scenyx website forum for how to's (google scenyx).

You have to have some technical savvy however to be able to safely and properly do it.

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You need to get the firmware from your original drive.
Each xbox drive has a unique number in the firmware that marries the drive to the console. so dump your firmware from original drive and flash it to the new drive

Posted on Mar 26, 2008


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SOURCE: when I insert a disc into my xbox 360 it loads

this happens to me also periodicly. just turn the console off and back on again. sometimes i have noticed that the position of the cd in the tray helps

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