Dvd Drive Will Not Read Orginl Xbox Games
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:24 AM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:40 PM
It sounds like you might now have a broken Thomson drive as well as a broken Samsung one. Check the connections to the DVD drive and the motherboard, and try cleaning the lens.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:32 AM
As Heimdall says: have you checked the cables were pushed home fully into the DVD drive after the swap? But before trying that see if the UnleashX dash is showing the new DVD drive is attached and recognised. Look at System > Settings > Storage > DVD Drive Info. If it's not a cable problem is likely.
When you say discs won't load do you mean they won't read ie. it shows "Init" or "Checking", on the UnleashX dash but the title or disc type of the game/DVD/CD doesn't appear?
Does the front LED show continuous flashing even after you've closed the tray drawer?
Can you hear the DVD drive actually working/spinning and does it just click a few times after the drawer closes and then report an "Empty" tray?
What about the UnleashX Auto Launch settings? It's an unlikely mistake but could they have been set to off?
Edited by fallenangle, 26 February 2011 - 01:41 AM.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:57 AM
Edited by jlb555, 26 February 2011 - 01:59 AM.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:17 PM
It could just be the laser carriage is stuck, I had that with one Xbox and since freed up has worked perfectly. However I'd expect you to to have heard some soft clicks as the motor tries to drive the laser but fails.
The obvious thing is to refit the Thomson in the other Xbox just to check if it's still working OK in that and wasn't damaged during the swap.
If it does work, swap it back and if it still doesn't function with the 'new' Xbox you can be pretty sure the problem is not the DVD drive itself. Maybe a damaged cable or a connection problem somewhere just as Heimdall suggested as a possibility.
BTW have to ask: we are talking about original retail Xbox games, DVDs and audio CDs - not backup copies or anything of that sort.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:05 PM
Edited by jlb555, 26 February 2011 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:43 PM
The DVD drive is known to be OK and seems to recognised and otherwise working properly in the newly modded Xbox. Yet won't read discs.
The softmod seems to be OK or you'd be getting an error message.
Long-shot: you could try replacing the IDE ribbon cable with the one from the working Xbox. That would at least confirm that's not the source of the trouble.
Desperate long-shot: if you have the MS dash still available you could boot that and see what happens when you try to use the DVD drive. I wouldn't expect it to make any difference at all but I've run out of sensible ideas about what to suggest doing next.
It might help if you asked the one of the mods to move this topic to the Hardware forum where you might get a wider range of replies.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:54 AM
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