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#1 Mr Novice

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:34 PM

I'm looking for a replacement samsung or hitachi drive. I found several on ebay that have come out of a 360's getting the 3 red lights. From what I can tell it might be ok as most people are saying 3 red light is a heating issue. I would hate to get ripped off. What do you guys think?

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE(Mr Novice @ Jan 25 2007, 05:41 PM) View Post

I'm looking for a replacement samsung or hitachi drive. I found several on ebay that have come out of a 360's getting the 3 red lights. From what I can tell it might be ok as most people are saying 3 red light is a heating issue. I would hate to get ripped off. What do you guys think?

I thought three red lights was general hard ware failure.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:05 AM

I have heard also that but a lot of people talk about trying to fix heat isssues when they get the 3 red lights. I ask the guy how he knew the drive was not bad and here was the reply I got:

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"The xbox was still functioning once in a while, the dvd drive didn't have any problems when system booted up. The heat gun fix was attempted on the 360 and worked for a couple days. It was the video gpu solder points that went bad in the xbox."


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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:09 AM

Makes sense. I'd say go for it! You do know you can't just swap drives from xbox to xbox, right?

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 01:30 AM

Yeah I have the drive key from my current hitachi and that drive is a samsung. I have never actually done it but I have read that it should not be a problem. Thanks for you help guys! biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:16 AM

I need to insert drive key right from original drive into new drive? From what I have read that should be it though. Is that correct or am I missing something?




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