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I was getting an error message when trying to play a dvd or game in my xbox 360 so i replaced the dvd drive with a brand new one now it only plays dvds, when i put a game in it says play dvd? can you help me

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2011

    yeah it was brand new it was a benq, the only think i am using that is different is the power pack from my old xbox would that make a difference

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Are you sure that the DVD drive that you put in is the same brand aas the one you took out? microsoft has 3 different suppliers for dvd drives. BenQ, Phillips, and Samsung. Also, check the lens for dirt or scratches.

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  • Eddie Chen Mar 13, 2011

    I'm not sure, but i think you may have to flash the drive with the correct firmware first. Have you done that?

  • Eddie Chen Apr 01, 2011

    No, it wouldn't. If you still have your old broken drive, Pull out the PCB(the computer chip on the bottom once you remove the metal casing) and swap it out with the PCB on the new drive. It should work now. If not, you may have a broken trace or faulty connection somewhere; i couldn't tell you where though, with me not being there and all.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2011

    it was a benq drive it plays dvd but not games

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