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Dosent recognize games

Installed new dvd rom(samsung) now it doesnt recognize any games.old dvd rom is completely fried so i cant swap out boards.what can i do othere than buying a new 360? samboiv

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You can take it apart (and void the waranty) and resolder the connection between the drive and the Xbox reader or just send it in to microsoft.... if you still have the waranty (which you probably do) then they will fix it for free

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