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#1 zandi


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:16 AM

I just got a Xbox 360 dvd replacement, which has a 0032 version. I used to flash it then had it's key, and I change it's key to my old xbox 360 dvd driver key, which is 46DL version. So it meant that the back up key of the new driver has my old driver key. Then I restored it, but it still have it own key, it means the driver won't fit my Xbox console key.
What can I do?
Thanks for read this

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:19 AM

chek out my tutorial in the forum on how to insert keysinto hitachi's


thats a direct link check it out

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:43 AM

Thanks, that was great, but can you send me the file in the tool, it hard to find!

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:45 AM

Everything you need should be in the usual places.


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Posted 14 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

Can someone repost a tut for this? - still hard to find as I am in the same boat!

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:33 PM

I finally got it flashed with correct dvd key and latest firmware. But now when I power up, the center green light flashes continuously until I open the drive. After I put an original/backup game in I get the error message saying that this disc is unreadable. But if I put a dvd movie in the drive, it plays it. Anyone know why and/or how I can fix it?

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:26 PM

I'm thinking of buying that replacement and it seems that these drives won't work if not flashed with v40, v46 etc..
There is no tutorial available about this or maybe despite searching a lot i missed it somehow.
Is there anybody who wrote a tutorial about it on how to flash and which flasher to use ?

Thank you.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:39 PM

I hear these V32's are garbage. Anyone confirm?

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 03:45 PM

There's gotta be a way to flash it! Someone "please" tell GaryOPA or Maximus that the 32CE Hitachi Drives need to be tested for correct firmware. Thanks!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:00 AM

yes the hitachi drive version gdr-3120L 32ce is no good you would be mad to buy one .I brought a brand new drive and i found out a couple of days later i would have to pay for the chip to be desoldered and externally reprogrammed just to make it usable.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

Of course they don't say that on the ebay listing - to me that is fraud and very misleading. I'm dealing with them right now and am ready to take it to ebay. When the listing says "NEW" - I want it new and not previously tampered with. I received the 32CE damaged (scratches and dents) and unflashable. I tried several firmwares and still the drive doesn't read games - only dvd movies. I'm very disappointed with this drive as I should have waited a bit more to get another 47dj.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE(Gazcoigne @ Oct 5 2006, 12:26 PM) View Post

chek out my tutorial in the forum on how to insert keysinto hitachi's


thats a direct link check it out

Looks like this link don't work anymore,
can someone point out another link of this tutorial?

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:00 AM

I found this somewhere - hope it helps:

How to Insert a Disc Encryption Key
Into a Hitachi-LG GDR-Drive in an Xbox 360

Tutorial by [GaZ]


After an unsuccessful attempt to mod my first Xbox 360, I was left with an Xbox
360 with a bricked Hitachi drive. Unfortunately I was not able to return the
console, as I had misplaced the RF shielding from the top section of the case
(Doh!). Luckily I was able to source a new Hitachi (for free cheers Griff!!), and I
set about trying to replace the dead drive with the new one.

After a long process of researching and learning and much head scratching, I
was able to complete the switch, without the help of an easy tutorial, so I decided
to help my fellow modders and explain the process in a simple tutorial.

The process of replacing these drives is a bit more complicated than doing the
same with a Samsung. This is because with a Samsung, you are able to flash the
entire FW image onto the drive in one go, so once you have obtained your 360’s
disc encryption key, you simply insert it into a stock image of the FW and flash it
to the drive.

The Hitachi FW image contains read routines that are used in the read/write
process, so if you attempt to flash an entire FW image to the drive, you flash over
the routines that are used, and this causes the flash to stop, and the FW chip
becomes useless, i.e. a bricked drive.

In order to replace the drive it is essential that you have the 360’s disc encryption
key, without it no drive can be made to work in your console. If you have killed
the drive without obtaining this key the only solution is to de-solder the FW chip
on the drives motherboard and read it in an external programmer. There are
some skillful people over on xboxhacker.net that can do this for a fee.

This tut covers the insertion of the key into a Hitachi drive. This key can come
from any other drive, Samsung or Hitachi, for the purposes of this tutorial, my
orig.bin came from a Hitachi.

Tools Required

Memdump_win.exe by Seventhson (for dumping images of FW)
XXFlash (where XX is the revision number of your drive) (for flashing FW to
360FirmwareToolbox by Maximus (to get keys from FW)
Orig.bin (dump of original FW)

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Step1 – Obtaining the Disc Encryption Key from FW of drive to be replaced
Open 360FirmwareToolbox, and you will see the following screen:

Next hit the button on the right and navigate to where you have the orig.bin
saved and load it

You will see this:

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Here the disc encryption key will be shown in the box. Copy and paste this into a
text file, and copy it several times. KEEP IT SAFE!!!

Step 2 – Obtaining a Dump of the Hitachi drive’s FW

The idea here is to dump the FW of the new drive, so that the key can be
patched into it. It is always better to flash a drive with its original FW, rather than
another drive’s FW, especially if the two drives are different model revisions (46,
47, 59 etc), and even in my opinion better than using a downloaded stock image
of the drives FW. No other FW will match the drives FW better than its own.

Once the drive has been put into modeb, connect it to the PC via SATA. The PC
will assign it a letter. For the tutorial I will assume the letter is E:\


Personally, I keep a directory in my C drive for flashing Hitachi drives, C:\360\
as I find it is easier to use in command prompts.

Put the files flashsec47_win.exe (or variant for drive model revision), and
memdump_win.exe into this directory, run a command prompt and use the

cd c:\360 to change to that directory.

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Next type the following command:

memdump_win e 12200 8 8000 orignew.bin

This will save a file in the directory C:\360 named orignew.bin. This is the dump
of the new drive’s FW.

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Step 3 – Inserting the disc encryption key into the new FW

Once we have the new FW image, open 360FirmwareToolbox again and
navigate to orignew.bin and open it. You will see the following screen:

Here you can now insert the original drive’s disc encryption key by copy and
pasting it into the box, and then press the generate encrypted file button above.

The FW on the drive is encrypted, so therefore you need to encrypt any image
before you flash, or you will inject an incorrect key into the drive and it will not
work correctly.

Once completed, you will receive a message that a file named orignew-e.bin has
been created. This is the encrypted FW image that we need for the final flash:

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Step 4 – Flashing the new drive with the correct FW

Once we have obtained the encrypted FW image with the correct key inserted,
we will then use it to inject the key into the ROM chip in the drive.
Open a command prompt and change to the dir as in step 2.
Then type the following command

47flash e orignew-e.bin 90004000 1000

This injects the key only into the part of the Rom chip where the key is located.

Once completed, you will get a message saying ‘done’ at which point you are
indeed done. Remove the DVD drive and place it into your Xbox 360, power it up
and enjoy the fact that you have just resurrected a dead console.

With thanks to [Ton3] and giglife on #fw for the info, as well as Seventhson,
Loser, C4eva and all the other haxors involved in the 360 modding scene.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:21 AM

Looks Simple...Thanks for the tutorial!

The basic thing that was missing is:
- Encrypt the modyfied original firmware with the wanted key using Fyrmcrypt:
- Then Flash the Drives key using:
47flash e orignew-e.bin 90004000 1000

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:52 AM

I do not understand why people are doing this the dos way...

Why don't people just use 360 toolbox to insert keys for drive replacements.
It works for hitachi's as it does the encrypting etc etc for you.

it is so much easier using this program...
1. open 360 toolbox
2. open original.bin (key will be shown in box)
3. copy key...
4. open new firmware of choice ...
5. firmware of choice will show FFFFF"s or whatever in key box...erase and paste OLD original key from
step 3.
6. press replace key button.
new firmware of choice now holds dvd key from old original firmware. flash drive.

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