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I have a BenQ Xbox 360 drive and it won't read anything, not games, not dvd's nothing. My warranty ran out 2 months ago. How do I fix this?

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Goto to ebay buy the identical drive 30.00-40.00
remove the P.C. board from your old drive and simply
reinstall it to the new drive ,and you good to go.


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