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#1 a6w6h6g


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Posted 09 October 2005 - 06:19 AM

i have a 1.0 xbox and i believe a philips dvd drive. it's ridiculously loud when reading dvd-r discs. is there some way to quiet that a bit by any chance?

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 06:47 AM

Since the drive started operating more loudly than usual, have you experienced slower booting/load times when playing from media? The lense may be just dirty and may need a simple clean, which would explain the sudden increase in noise, if the lense is working harder to read/search media. It wouldn't hurt if you re-greased the dvd units guide poles at the same time. Cleaning of the lense with a Q-tip will suffice. Other than that, the drive may be near the end of it's days, and need replacing. Try cleaning, re-greasing first, as mentioned above, if that doesn't do it, you could try a pot tweak, but make sure to have a multi-meter handy, as if you push a pot to far, you risk killing the laser block entirely.

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 07:27 AM

Or it could be something as simple as the fan on the GPU

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 07:28 AM

you may also want to try the POT mod on the drive, it is in the tutorials section. I did it on mine cause it was having trouble reading some brands of burnable dvd's, but now i havent found one it wont read


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Posted 09 October 2005 - 02:53 PM

ok i'll try what u guys recommended. i just thought it was weird cuz it only gets loud when it's reading dvd-r discs, not if it's reading retail xbox discs.

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