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I fixed my xbox! I don't need to shell out $60 for a DVD drive, or get a new one for $130!

What happened?? I'll tell you. I came home from school one day to find that my little brother (3 at the time) Filled up my precious 'box with flour. If it wasn't for my mom, I'd probably be in jail. Not really, but he did get a piece of my mind... Like he was going to remember. Extremely frustrated and upset, I set to opening it and clearing out all of the flour. I took the DVD tray out of the drive and proceeded to clear out the drive itself. When I out it all back together, the drive would hardly stay closed or open. It just sat there in an endless loop of opening and closing the drive. Frustrated, I opened her up again. I noticed that there were these little contacts, for which purpose they served, I had no idea. I thought that these contacts were operated by the gear that controls the tray. I sat there for 3 hours trying to figure it out. I eventually became angry at the fact that I couldn't fix my xbox and that I would have to spend the entire semester with it in my closet. Now, this was all in the first month of this last semester. Yesterday, I was like 'let's pop it out and see what I can do.' I looked at the contacts a little better, as well as the mechanism that controls the reading head. Then, it hit me... "DUH!!!!" The bumpers on the mechanism for the reading head are what control the contacts!! OMG I fixed it up back to spec and stuck the tray back in, and voila!! It works!! I yelled at the top of my lungs, "I missed you!!" Scared my friend who was talking to me on the phone.

Now, johnnys can say that hi-- my xbox is no longer broke...
    
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Lol, nice! I'm waiting to hear that you already started parting off with all of your games, controllers, etc.
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I remember when you broke it lol. Good to see it's fixed. I remember the samsung drive being a real pain when I cleaned an old xbox out that a friend gave me for free when he thought it was broken. It's still working to this day.
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Lol those samsungs tend to stick a lot don't they...

I got myself a crappy thompson...but it actually works decently...
40Gb Hdd, XBMC on a Samsung HDTV...great for watching movies in 720P!

Congrats on fixing the "flour" box.
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Let's just hope that I never have to do this again.
    
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good show, mate! good show rep+ for you
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Yeah, that... BTW, trippy avvy.
    
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Glad to see you got it fixed.
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