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xbox 360 DVD drives

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by moonlite, May 29, 2007.

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  1. moonlite

    moonlite Guest

    Is anyone familiar with these drives ? I replaced one with exactly the
    same drive but now the machine won't work. I have a feeling these
    drives are somehow "locked" to the motherboard. Does anyone know the
    exact procedure to solve any software issues associated with DVD drive
    replacement ?
  2. Have you googled first?
  3. Greg

    Greg Guest

    I have read somewhere these drives use proprietary firmware because
    the data is read in reverse off of the DVD's. XBox 360 games are
    burned in reverse for anti-piracy, the drive reads the data from the
    outer edge of the disc, in towards the inner hub. I have no idea how
    to resolve this issue short of taking a scrap drive from another XBox
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