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new dvd drive question

melttc

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hi guys

if i buy a brand new dvd drive to replace the one in my xbox will any drive ( samsung toshiba benq ) fit and work?
will i have to set it up in anyway and are there any things to look out for?

thanks
 

wozzo

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Sure will, but if you buy a drive thats a different make to your current 1 you will have to spoof it to report as your origionals make. This is done easily in firmware toolbox.


The easyst to do would be a hitachi as you can do all the flashing + spoofing in windows.
 

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Sure will, but if you buy a drive thats a different make to your current 1 you will have to spoof it to report as your origionals make. This is done easily in firmware toolbox.


The easyst to do would be a hitachi as you can do all the flashing + spoofing in windows.
thanks for the reply mate.
do i need anything special equpment etc?
 

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Easiest way to do any drive swap is to get the same manufacturer of drive.

Just swap the PCB's
 

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Open the 360, rmeove drive, remove 6 screws and 4 ribbon cables

Reverse.
 

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Only guides to open the case I know of, even then its fucking simple
 

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The PCB contains the firmware, the firmware chip therefore the hack, so yes.