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My Xbox 360 120GB Elite console is no longer plating games, this Xbox has never been modded in any way. I am taking a guess that the drive has failed in some way or the laser has burnt out (Has been working fine for over 1.5 years)
If I buy an exact same drive model and replace it with the broken one then reflash the firmware with the console key what is the Xbox LIVE risks?
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From: KC Metro
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360 version: v5.0 (360S - trinity)
As long as you only use stock firmware, there are no real risks. However, it'd be much cheaper to replace the laser rather than the drive. You're looking at $10 vs $35+. You also don't have to worry about getting a compatible SATA card or peripheral to flash the drive.