Philips Dvd Drive Problem
Posted 07 March 2005 - 03:47 PM
I then put an x3 & x3cp into the xbox successfully. the box was working for a good week or so. Then while playing a game it froze and gave me a dirty damaged disc error. I tried to eject the disc but the drive was dead.
I immediately stripped the xbox and checked all ribbons etc to the drive but all were ok. I left the xbox and had my tea and when i came back the drive was working again. I thought it might need a new laser (drive dated 2002) so i purchased a new one from ebay.
Installed the new laser and it worked first time again. it lasted for a few days. But playing halo 2 for an hour the same happened again, disc drive dead no opening or function.
Again i stripped the xbox and this time replaced the ide cable with a faster one (66/100/133). again the xbox worked for about 1/2 hour then dead drive.
Ive had the xbox open and connected and seen that the drive is dead sometimes. the xbox is fine coz if i disable the cdrom check on the x3 bios the dash loads normally. the hard drive works correctly also as i can still play my emulators.
I suspect that the dvd drive is damaged but i have stripped it and checked the daughterboard and there is no visible sign of burns/blowouts etc.
Does anyone know why this drive is dying/coming back to life on me? is there a fix for this or do i need to replace the whole drive? If not i'm left with 2 workling lasers and no drive!!
Posted 07 March 2005 - 04:51 PM
Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:03 AM
i live in uk and id be makin a huge loss sellin for $15 so no.
id prefer to repair the drive b4 replacing it so any1 any ideas?
Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:24 PM
Posted 11 March 2005 - 05:24 PM
the drive just dies as if there is no power going to it.
anyone got a spare philips they'd like to sell?
Posted 11 March 2005 - 05:39 PM
Never bothered changing it as the drives are so cheap.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 05:28 PM
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