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#1 pharmer00


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Posted 06 September 2005 - 02:55 PM

Here's the story. I have been getting intermittent freezes and error code 12's from my Xbox for about 6 months or more. Generally if I leave it sit for awhile, it will work again, but usually freezes after around 45 min to 1 hr of play. I made the decision to replace my DVD drive, and yes I know this is crazy, but I replaced the Phillips drive I had with a cheaper Thomson drive, we are so close to Xbox 360 I just didn't want to invest more money than I had to. Now the new Thomson drive is having basically the same issues, freezes, last night I got the dirty disk error in the middle of a game. Someone has advised me that the problem lies with the IDE cable, not the dvd drive. Could someone please give me further advice. Thanks in advance.

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