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I ordered a new Liteon dvd drive for my xbox yesterday in hopes to replace my old one that will not read disks anymore. I thought it would be much easier than I just realized it would be. I need to know the easiest way to replace the drive for a tech-idiot. I heard I could simply replace mobo but that requires soldering, which I could do if it's not hard and that's a lot easier than (flashing?) it
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I ordered a new Liteon dvd drive for my xbox yesterday in hopes to replace my old one that will not read disks anymore. I thought it would be much easier than I just realized it would be. I need to know the easiest way to replace the drive for a tech-idiot. I heard I could simply replace mobo but that requires soldering, which I could do if it's not hard and that's a lot easier than (flashing?) it
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In order to do what you want to do you will need to swap the PCBs of the drives which, is the cheapest and easiest option (other than the fact you have to solder 5 wires), or obtain the old drives DVD key and inject it into the new drive which doesn't require soldering (if you have the right drive model) but is way more expensive and kinda unnecessary. If you don't want to solder then just send it to someone to do the switch for you. Since you already have the new drive it should be cheap.
 
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In order to do what you want to do you will need to swap the PCBs of the drives which, is the cheapest and easiest option (other than the fact you have to solder 5 wires), or obtain the old drives DVD key and inject it into the new drive which doesn't require soldering (if you have the right drive model) but is way more expensive and kinda unnecessary. If you don't want to solder then just send it to someone to do the switch for you. Since you already have the new drive it should be cheap.

So what you're saying is that I just switch out the PCB of the old one and put it into the new one? I saw a tutorial on how to remove it and that seemed pretty easy but is putting it into the new drive as easy?
 
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So what you're saying is that I just switch out the PCB of the old one and put it into the new one? I saw a tutorial on how to remove it and that seemed pretty easy but is putting it into the new drive as easy?
Yes but you have to desolder and resolder 5 wires
 
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Sounds good, from what I saw that won't be too hard. After I switch the PCBs can I just Hooke the drive up and start playing games again?
 
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I ordered a new Liteon dvd drive for my xbox yesterday in hopes to replace my old one that will not read disks anymore. I thought it would be much easier than I just realized it would be. I need to know the easiest way to replace the drive for a tech-idiot. I heard I could simply replace mobo but that requires soldering, which I could do if it's not hard and that's a lot easier than (flashing?) it
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You do not need to solder. i replace mine a couple of weeks ago by just cutting the wires to the mother board in half and i just twisted the wires together and wrapped in electrical tape. works perfectly fine.
 
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Thank you for the responses, will definitely try these
 
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You do not need to solder. i replace mine a couple of weeks ago by just cutting the wires to the mother board in half and i just twisted the wires together and wrapped in electrical tape. works perfectly fine.

Thats how i wouldn't do it, soldering is much cleaner and there is no risk that the wires disconnect themself. And if you practice a little you can evolve rapidly in soldering.
 
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Thats how i wouldn't do it, soldering is much cleaner and there is no risk that the wires disconnect themself. And if you practice a little you can evolve rapidly in soldering.
Its easy to learn, hard to master. :biggrin: and the 5 points on the DVD drive PCBs are big and east to solder to.
 
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Its easy to learn, hard to master. :biggrin: and the 5 poinys on the DVD drive PCBs are big and east to solder to.

I'll try soldering. After I switch the PCBs can I just start it up or do I have to do anything on my PC?
 
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I'll try soldering. After I switch the PCBs can I just start it up or do I have to do anything on my PC?

Just start it up. Should work properly.
 
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Its easy to learn, hard to master. :biggrin: and the 5 poinys on the DVD drive PCBs are big and east to solder to.

Ya it's not like if he was trying to solder DemoN qsb or POST_OUT qsb ^^
 
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make sure you label the wires because there is 2 yellow and 2 white. make sure you connect them to the right one.
 
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make sure you label the wires because there is 2 yellow and 2 white. make sure you connect them to the right one.

I don't think he's that dumb to figure this out alone ^^
 
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In order to do what you want to do you will need to swap the PCBs of the drives which, is the cheapest and easiest option (other than the fact you have to solder 5 wires), or obtain the old drives DVD key and inject it into the new drive which doesn't require soldering (if you have the right drive model) but is way more expensive and kinda unnecessary. If you don't want to solder then just send it to someone to do the switch for you. Since you already have the new drive it should be cheap.

Or just RGH it then get the key, then RGH the other xbox then put the key onto that drive, then flash back original nand.
Profit?
 
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Or just RGH it then get the key, then RGH the other xbox then put the key onto that drive, then flash back original nand.
Profit?
That would more expensive most likely, or at least as expensive.
 
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But if you have the crap lying around then why not...
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Well since he doesn't like the idea of soldering I wouldn't think he had any RGH equipment.
 
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I was referring to myself.

I know i know...

Wait you guys starting going on about something, all I planned on doing was soldering wires and switching the PCBs and then starting it up.
 
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