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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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i bought an Xbox from a guy on here and it doesn't work right. sometimes it will load Forza and sometimes it won't. sometimes it freezes up and somtimes it acts like it is not an Xbox. i opened it up to try and clean it and noticed that it had a Toshiba DVD drive in it. i think that it is the DVD player and was wondering if anyone ran into this problem and repaired themselves? i was thinking about getting the model #'s and all and getting in touch with Toshiba to see how much a new drive is. or, should i go to Microsoft, or is there a different drive i could use in it's place?

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you opened it , good luck getting Microsoft to look at it now...
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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you opened it , good luck getting Microsoft to look at it now...


i will not pay them to look at it. it was built in 2004, so they have nothing to do with it. plus, all i did was clean it with can-o-air. i think the drive is going bad.

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You can get a replacement drive on ebay. The better drives are the later LG drives, but any of them should work decently.
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You can get a replacement drive on ebay. The better drives are the later LG drives, but any of them should work decently.

i looked around on ebay today and only found the Samsung drive, which is what i have, but they were going for about $25

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You could modchip it and ftp games to the hard drive but that would be illegal Any of the Xbox drives should work in it. Thats actually a pretty common failure. It has to be an Xbox drive though or it won't read the games.

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You could modchip it and ftp games to the hard drive but that would be illegal Any of the Xbox drives should work in it. Thats actually a pretty common failure. It has to be an Xbox drive though or it won't read the games.

i have all the info from the drive, just need to find one. how does the modding work? i have heard people talk about it, and i may be interested in it. i am into making Hybrids on GT3, that is alot of fun

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 01:38 PM
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You could modchip it and ftp games to the hard drive but that would be illegal Any of the Xbox drives should work in it. Thats actually a pretty common failure. It has to be an Xbox drive though or it won't read the games.

Its not illegal if you own the games!!!!! come on people stop trying to make modding out to be a bad thing.
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Its not illegal if you own the games!!!!! come on people stop trying to make modding out to be a bad thing.
so are you saying the 50 games i downloaded and burnt is illegal?

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Its not illegal if you own the games!!!!! come on people stop trying to make modding out to be a bad thing.
Mine has a 250 gig hard drive It's cool to play xvid quality movies from my xbox or streaming them from my pc. Of course I'd never play bootleg games on it, afterall I have a 360 now!

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Mine has a 250 gig hard drive It's cool to play xvid quality movies from my xbox or streaming them from my pc. Of course I'd never play bootleg games on it, afterall I have a 360 now!

what do you do when you mod it? i need to get it working, i hate having to turn it on and off for 15 minutes or more just to play a game

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its much easier than that....go to xbox-scene.com....they have alot of info...very simple to do. The drive replacement is quite easy also....just pick up a spare...i have had to do it to 3 of my xboxs....had 4 back in the day for big lan games of halo 1 and 2....now i am working on my 360....

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its much easier than that....go to xbox-scene.com....they have alot of info...very simple to do. The drive replacement is quite easy also....just pick up a spare...i have had to do it to 3 of my xboxs....had 4 back in the day for big lan games of halo 1 and 2....now i am working on my 360....

it is usually just the drives that go bad, right? cuz i am gonna order me a new drive soon. i messed with it for an hour today and couldn't get it to load Forza

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