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Hey OCN,
My Elite's DVD drive broke the other day. I took it out and swapped it for my old 360 Pro's dvd drive but with this drive installed it will only play dvd's, when I put a game in it it thinks it's a DVD movie and not a game. Any idea's as to why it would treat games as DVD movies now?
    
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You need to have the same kind of dvd drive, version and firmware
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i heard depending on the drive you can flash the firmware if needed. for the most part i think juggalo is right from what i have heard.
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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner;12711430 
Hey OCN,
My Elite's DVD drive broke the other day. I took it out and swapped it for my old 360 Pro's dvd drive but with this drive installed it will only play dvd's, when I put a game in it it thinks it's a DVD movie and not a game. Any idea's as to why it would treat games as DVD movies now?

The drive must be from a different version Xbox, with a different driver. Therefore, it doesn't work with a different revision console.
     
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Thanks for the responses!! Should I just try and pick one up on ebay?
    
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I think each drive has a Serial Number and you can change to any drive as long as you can get the SN with some software which also hack the drive and use that SN to flash it to the other drive.
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Kinda,

Here is what you will need to do.
Find out what make your drive it. (Lite-on, Hitachi, Samsung, or BenQ)
Find a drive on eBay that is the same brand.
you will need to download Jungle Flasher, and you will need to hook up the bad drive to your computer to retrieve the Key.
Then when you have your new drive you will simply be flashing the new drive with the old drive key, so you Xbox key and the drive's key match.

Pm me if you need any help...
    
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You guys don't reapair XBox 360's, do you? I didn't think so.
Here is why your DVD drive isn't working: It is not working because microsoft has implimented a feature into their DVD drives that requires an Xbox 360 motherboard and the does nDVD drive PCB to have the same 30-digit "password" to allow them to speak to eachother. If this password doesn't match the one on the motherboard, than you are only limited to watching movies. Here is a guide on what you need to do. Keep im mind this process can be applied to your DVD drive, but the topic focuses on the Elite DVD drives.

EDIT: ^Good post
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Awesome, thanks guys/gals!
    
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian;12711698 
You guys don't reapair XBox 360's, do you? I didn't think so.
Here is why your DVD drive isn't working: It is not working because microsoft has implimented a feature into their DVD drives that requires an Xbox 360 motherboard and the does nDVD drive PCB to have the same 30-digit "password" to allow them to speak to eachother. If this password doesn't match the one on the motherboard, than you are only limited to watching movies. Here is a guide on what you need to do. Keep im mind this process can be applied to your DVD drive, but the topic focuses on the Elite DVD drives.

EDIT: ^Good post

This. Basically put, a 360 DVD drive and motherboard share a unique password--this means swapping DVD drives out doesn't work. It's relatively easy to circumvent though as you can see in CrazzyRussian's link.

This is fairly similar to what they did with the original XBOX's hard drive and motherboard.
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