I recently fixed the 3 red lights and then found the dvd drive could not read any discs, i bought a new hitachi drive of the same make and swapped the chips over(as i dont know the original key) and still it wont read anything
Any ideas, it cant be the laser as its a new drive(with original chip)
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And your new one should also be (a hitachi ) with
the P.C. board from your old drive instaled in
your new hitachi drive. If that is true then you
need to check all your ribbon conections just
to make sure one didn't slip out on you.
You should not have to adjust anything.
It should WORK.
Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc
Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights
problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this
problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4
weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can
occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also
be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first
clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you
can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.
what has most likely happened is that the magnet which holds disks in place has dis-lodged and is now stuck to the roof of the dvd drive. Unfortunately the only way to resolve this would be to open up the xbox 360 and open up the dvd drive to fix.
So if you're not confident at this or in doubt in any way I'd contact Microsoft first if it's still under warranty, if not then it's a case of opening up the drive yourself I'm afraid.
Note. Does the drive attempt to spin up when you put a disk in?
Or does it just make small noises then nothing except "open tray" on screen?
It sounds like the drive itself is faulty. Since you've reformatted, it obviously isn't a software problem.
CDs and DVDs are read by two different lasers so its not uncommon for one disc not to be read yet the other is just fine which seems to be the case.
A new one can be purchased for under $40.
No, DVD-RAM disc recorded on the DVD Camcorder will not play back on every drive.
Some of the new DVD-ROM drives designed to be compliant with the new DVD-RAM book2 standards will playback discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder. Many previous DVD-ROM drives on the market that came out before the DVD-RAM standard was released will not play back discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder.
HITACHI manufactures DVD-ROM drives for some PC manufactures as OEM products.
HITACHI model GD-7500 DVD-ROM has DVD-RAM read/write compatibility.