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#1 buggyglint

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:25 AM

Hey guys, I recently got the dreaded 3 rings of deaht on my 360 and was unable to fix it.

Therefore, I bought a working motherboard from ebay which I was planning on putting into my xbox with my original dvd-drive. I now understand I need the dvd-drive key from the new motherboard and I need to apply this key to my original dvd-drive.

So the question is how can I do this?

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#2 brandogg

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:00 AM

You need to get the key from the DVD-ROM that was with the motherboard you bought, you need the actual drive to do this, there is no other way as of now.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:06 AM

There is no way I can extract the key from the motherboard?

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:35 AM

Nope, at least not yet.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:51 AM

If you bought the new motherboard and it didn't come with the key (32 characters long, something like 3AC3016DDC29702FCB759ED4AC010D7D and it's different for each 360/DVD) then you bought a good, but completely useless even if it does work, new motherboard. That key should have either come with the thing, or been mailed to you, if it wasn't there's nothing you can do about getting your drive, or any other drive save the original one, working 100% on it.

Edited by RDC, 02 September 2007 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 05:03 PM

Looks like he was ripped off, bummer.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:40 PM

Ok, I have the dvd-drive key. Now how do I change my dvd-drive key to fit the motherboard's one? Thanks

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:11 PM

You are referring to the key from the original DVD drive correct? It's going to do you no good to have the key from your DVD drive at all since it's mated to your old motherboard.

It depends on what DVD drive model/version you have now (Hitachi v46, 59 etc., Samsung ms25, ms28), as well as what the model/version of the original one was too. If they are different you're going to have to spoof the FW of your drive as well as inject that key into the FW. Spoofing the FW has to be done because if the drives are different models it's likely to throw an error about it.

Edited by RDC, 03 September 2007 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:58 PM

No, Here is what I'm doing:

I have a broken 360 with my own dvd-drive.
I bought a new xbox 360 mobo from ebay and it comes with a dvd-drive key.

Now how can I imput the dvd-drive key onto MY dvd-drive?

I have a Hitachi v46 drive. And the key is for a samsung drive.
How can I flash the new key to my drive. Please can someone provide me with steps?

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Edited by buggyglint, 03 September 2007 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:40 PM

The answer is yes then, since you have the key from the original drive.

Tutorials for all of that are in the Newbie Chat and Technical DVD-ROM forums. If ya don't have a compatible SATA chipset you'll need to get that first off, it's all explained in the tutorial by Textbook and there are others that deal more specifically with going from one drive model to another, which is what you'll be doing.




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