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post #1 of 21
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Well, so the 5 year old DVD drive on our Xbox is starting to die, and I was wondering if you can just swap it out for a much faster 16x drive. So a few questions:

Is there any modification that must be done?

Will it draw too much power?

And will MS be able to tell a new drive is in there and deactivate Live?
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I would Just purchase a Replacement drive from here . :http://www.gametex.com/catalog/produ...roducts_id/281

Im sure theres an Equivelant site for the USA
post #3 of 21
You can't just swap it out, it doesn't use a standard connector. Or maybe it's a non-standard power plug...it's been years since I've had my XBox open, but I remember that something is non-standard on the DVD drive.

Maybe some creative people have come up with mods to the connector by now, you'd have to check xbox-scene.
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post #4 of 21
Ive had the Xbox Open and the Connections are Identical to that of a PC. However I would reccomend just getting an Official XBOX replacement drive.
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Nice find
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post #8 of 21
The only difference is the power Instead of a 4 pin its a 10 pin plug.
Its still Ide though.

WEll my Xbox died And i still Have the original DVD drive If I could help you anyway.
I have the hard drive for it to.
    
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how do u know its dying?
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozen-Liquid View Post
how do u know its dying?
Hes most likley getting slow load times and or Disc read errors.
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