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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Does anyone have any insight to repairing an xbox?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:44 pm 
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That really depends on what's wrong with it. If its the disc reader (which is the problem I've had before), then I really have no idea. I recently purchased another one from some kid at the local game shop for $20 but it has a jammed CD drive. Can't get the darn star screws off to get in to fix it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:21 pm 
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That is the problem with mine. I ordered a drive thinking there were only three different drives (toshiba, samsung, benq) I had the benq. Come to find out there are three different benq drives. well I didn't know at the time so I tried to install this drive. After I got it all together I found out I needed to flash it so it would work. I didn't know how to do that so I found an alternative that required you to swap the circuit boards in the drive. When I opened them I found out that they were different and that wouldn't work. So I swapped the laser/lens. Now it starts to work, says its "reading" but never gets anywhere.

On getting those screws out I ordered a drive that came with tools to open the whole xbox.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:06 pm 
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You can get on ifixit.com for any of the tutorials you need. They are a very helpful site. I rebuilt my brother's iphone using their tutorials.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Dinobot Your my new hero. That site looks awesome. I'll try to dig into it tomorrow. Thanks.

After I got depressed because my xbox still wasn't fixed I got on e&ay and found a guy selling a new 360slim with 250bg hdd, Kinect, halo 3, halo odst, halo reach, guitar hero with 2 guitars, fable 3, and final fantasy 457 (or whichever number they are on now) for 220$ !!! I either just got an awesome deal or really ripped off. He said he was opening a store and thats why he had them. He also said he had 200 of that bundle. I'm not the only sucker if its a scam.... just one of the first.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:24 pm 
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The Xbox360 is a pain to fix. You have to do modding in order to get new drives to work, you can't just swap out a new drive. The original Xbox you could do.. I'm gonna do it soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Yeah I still haven't been able to get mine to work. I worked on my brothers it had the rrod I got rid of that and now it will start to boot up but it stops and gives 2 rings instead of 3.

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Have you tried the 'stick the chip in the oven' trick?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:05 am 
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???? what does that do? and what fix is that for?

I actually ordered the correct dvd drive last night. I almost broke down last night and traded my xbox stuff for a ps3. My wife talked me out of it because she wants a kinect

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Blaster wrote:
???? what does that do? and what fix is that for?

I actually ordered the correct dvd drive last night. I almost broke down last night and traded my xbox stuff for a ps3. My wife talked me out of it because she wants a kinect


it's for red ring of death, it is meant to heat-treat some poor quality solder :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:09 am 
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k more instructions on this trance..... i never heard of this and my kids have killed another 360..... Tho if they realized there is life outside the box.....lmao

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:39 pm 
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ok. my brother actually did something similar with his he wrapped it in towels and ran it until it got really hot and it would work for a couple weeks when he did that.

I have ordered another dvd drive. So I've spent 80$ on a broken xbox. My wife wants to buy me a new one so we won't have to mess with it anymore. So It might all be good!!!

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