So a friend of mine is willing to sell me an Xbox 360 he dropped a plasma TV on for cheap. He says that the system boots fine into the dashboard and such, but the corner of the TV hit the top of the case (apparently above the DVD drive) and dented it and now the system refuses to read any games he puts into it. What's it going to take to repair this thing? Am I going ot have to buy an entirely new DVD drive for it (I read something about needing to dump this one's firmware and get some key to flash onto the replacement, couldn't find specifics, though) or is there a chance that this think can be fixed without a whole new drive?
Either way, I'd appreciate it if some of you guys could steer me in the right direction. As far as the whole new drive thing goes, I already mentioned everything I know about that process and I couldn't find any real details for a start-to-finish of swapping the drive out. As far as repairing the drive that's in there, I've seen stuff about pot tweaks, cleaning the laser, "rubber band trick," etc. Unfortunately, I'm really new to this stuff and couldn't find what I was looking for in the stickied tutorial threads or anything.
So yeah, any help you guys could throw my way would be awesome. I should be able to give you a full and more precise description of what's wrong with it by tomorrow.