QUOTE(neo_on @ Apr 30 2012, 06:07 AM)
Thank you so much for the tips, guys!
So, like I posted in my other post, I have it working with the POT trick! Btw, just another question - does the POT trick last forever? or is it just an indicator of a weakening lens? Should I prepare myself for buying another x360 in the near future?
Well now that you tweaked the POT, you are putting more electricity through the laser, which I suppose would theoretically shorten its lifespan, but it could last years like that. A lot of times lasers even come off the production line uncalibrated, so yours may not even have weakened that much.
But if your 360 works in all other aspects, I would not prepared for buying a new one. If the DVD drive stops working again, you can replace the whole laser for between 5 and 15 dollars, depending on drive model. Or the whole dvd drive for between 30 and 60, usually closer to 30. I think the next problem you face will be the RROD though.