Sep 4 2002, 10:09 AM
alright i need some advice on what to do with this dang xbox.. 12 dvd-r's ready to play only the xbox dvd drive rarely reads them.. disc errors all the time. so i gotta decide how i'm gonna get these dvd-r's to read:
i could buy a pc dvd-rom for $40, but then i'd have the thing hanging outside the xbox unless i try doing the replacement which sounds pretty complicated
or tweak the pot.. but i don't have a multimeter. do i really need one? what if i just slightly move the adjuster left or right and see what the heck happens.....
and is pot tweaking really worth the trouble.. i heard of some people having problems afterwards
pc-dvd-rom.. i dunno. and which drive to get.. liteon 16x was one of the drives on the list thats supposed to work, but which model? theres 163 and 165h
and just curious.. what about replacing with a cdrom instead of dvd?
oh yeah.. if i decide to put in a pc dvd-rom, do i really need an original disc to put in the xbox drive? what about a cd-rw that i know is good enough for it to read? i mean i have a modchip, so shouldn't it work?
TIA, time for sleep.
Sep 4 2002, 01:55 PM
You might want to first have a friend burn you an ISO on his DVD-R burner.
It may be that your DVD-R recorder is not tracking properly.
This happens when the optical head cannot move smoothly from track to track or doesn't hit the "zero" track where the xbox expects.
Additionally your media may not be burned "round" if there is side to side movement during writing...
You are best off testing a 1x recording made on another drive before you replace anything...
Sep 4 2002, 07:39 PM
About the tweak, you really need the multimeter, because with just a slight move could be enough to get your xbox fried.
I tried the Pot Tweak and nothing so i went back to the original setup.
I heard that the PC-dvd-rom works just fine, but for me was not, it didnt work for me!
Sep 6 2002, 06:02 PM
Sep 7 2002, 03:59 AM
This worked for me... i had problems with some games giving me dirty disc errors and some not loading at all. What I did was 2 things, first i stopped using xiso and started burning UDF DVDs. Second, and the most important, try other dvd media. I have found that Apple DVD media load fast as hell and ever since i started using them i have had no problems with errors. (and yes the Apple DVD media works on a PC DVD burner) I would start out by doing both of these and the media change should fix your problem... good luck.
Sep 12 2002, 04:08 PM
I had same problem with DVD
Only DVD RW would work, but have tried Choice & Verbatim and they do work I still get the Unrecognized error sometimes but give them a go
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