After a few days waiting for it to arrive it only took 30 minutes to flash my original firmware on to the new drive and put it all back together. This article is here to point out where I went wrong along the way to save heart-ache and, more importantly, money.
For what you pay for an Xbox, there’s a lot that seems to go catastrophically wrong.
Red ring of death, DVD drive failures, and excessive overheating come to mind.
I’m sure you’re gentle with all of your toys, especially the Xbox. Hey, it’s a lot better than buying an all-new system.
Better yet, Clean Dr works fast, even if your very dirty lens requires a few rounds of cleaning.
This is done using a secret key that only that motherboard and that DVD Drive have.
If you use another Xbox DVD Drive in your Xbox it will still read disks but will deliberately recognise Games as DVD Movies instead.Today’s frustration focuses on a more in-depth problem: why won’t my Xbox 360 read game discs?The game disc looks clean, so why is it still skipping and freezing?I’ve not uncovered the exact cause of the problem but this rather noisy solution at least works 95% of the time. Whilst over at ours recently, Rich finally convinced me to actually try and fix this bloody thing.So, after failing to transplant the circuit board from my old drive to another working spare – – I looked into recovering the firmware from my original drive and ordered a refurbished replacement for £20 from e Bay., in Hardware, Modification, Xbox 360 and tagged 64930C, benq, board, broken, circuit board, desolder, dvd, dvd drive, dvd key, faulty, firmware, flash, jungleflasher, key, lens, locked, reflash, repair, replace, solder, VAD6038, VT6421, x360, xbox, Xbox 360. My Xbox’s DVD Drive has been playing up for a while now.