QUOTE(bigjimmy @ Oct 18 2006, 04:01 AM)
OK well its a mechanical problem in the DVD drive (Maybe the laser assembly or something)
You have 2 options:
1. Replace the whole DVD drive (expensive and a bit of a pain with flashing and all)
2. Open up the DVD drive and find out exactly whats wrong with it.
Now, if you go with option 1, you are going to have to extract the firmware from the broken DVD drive (plent of tuts around for that) then extract the Key from the firmware (The DVD key is in the motherboard and the DVD drive. The motherboard HAS to have the same key as the DVD drive, otherwise it doent work (well wont boot and games). Its A LOT more complex than that, but thats the basic way it works)
Then when you put the new DVD drive in, you extract the firmware from the new DVD drive, patch the firmware with the origional key, and put the 360 back together.
The other way you can do it is just take the DVD drive cover off, then turn on the 360 with a disk in (make sure the white magnetic thing is on top of the disk!) and see if theres anything obvious that isnt working/ having troubles working. Then see if its fixable.
Is it possible to only replace the mechanical components of the DVD drive so you don't have to do key swapping? It is more "tool" intensive but if you are comfortable around tools and not so much with software seems like a good possibility if it is feasible.