My friend's 360 drive died on him. He never attempted to mod it, it was in retail state. He says he came home one day, inserted Oblivion and the drive made a loud noise. He turned off the console, but now no games will boot. He says the disk never spins since when he ejects it it's in the same exact position as when he inserted it. Someone told me it is good news that he can eject the drive, however.
I know they have replacement drives that you can buy, but don't you need to extract the drive key before you replace it? Do you guys think this is possible in the drive's current state?