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Offline clipperjay

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Was given another broken Xbox 360
« on: 31 August 2013, 18:21 »
Well I was given another Xbox 360 :lipsrsealed: No rings of death just thinks all games old and new are dirty, and cannot read the data was thinking just blow it with some compressed air or anyone know of a decent link to optical disc cleaners?
Not sure if its a Tosh or Sam drive need to break it open to find out.

 

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Re: Was given another broken Xbox 360
« Reply #1 on: 31 August 2013, 20:41 »
Have you tried the toothpaste method?  :grin:






I did, once.  :grin:

You can get a read error when the laser is stuck because the rack it runs on is clogged with fluff. Break it open and give the guides a grease. Worked for me.




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Re: Was given another broken Xbox 360
« Reply #2 on: 31 August 2013, 20:46 »
I'll give it a shot mate, :smiley: read something about plastic dust from the inside crumbles on to the laser?
Will clean it up before replacing the drive though.

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Re: Was given another broken Xbox 360
« Reply #3 on: 14 January 2014, 18:08 »
Well just to let people know if the DVD drive is broken i.e laser is foobared then its no point in buying a new drive apparently the DVD drive and mother boards are linked via software and codes. The only solution to this was buying a new laser hop!
Cost £7.00 of egay one hour of my labour taking apart, cleaning, de-solidering static point, re-greasing and some superglue on crappy cheap screws on plastic it works perfect now and its got an HDMI port on this one too!  :tongue:   

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Re: Was given another broken Xbox 360
« Reply #4 on: 16 January 2014, 15:31 »
Good to know mate :afro:


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Re: Was given another broken Xbox 360
« Reply #5 on: 12 March 2014, 20:51 »
Get a new laser off ebay ,only cheap and easy to replace. You need to know what dvd drive you have by removing the face plate and look in a hole for a wire it will be red or white or yellow and that will tell you witch one you have ,if i can find the guild i was looking at few days ago.. ill add link here...

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/Xbox_360_DVD_Drive_Comparison.htm

They have missed one drive thats in the late 2008-2009 console ,it has a yellow wire in the hole and is a light-on drive.
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