The old XBox is going for 99 bucks (or less) around here. Maybe you have other issues you didn't reveal such as nocash or a need to find rock solid "it will work" advice.
If you use google.com you find out what that drive is connected with and how many makes, models are used by many others.
Can I ask if you've heard of google.com?
In my previous forum, I had the disc error on my 1st edition xbox for any disc i tried to play. i am now just going to buy a new dvd drive and install it, but i dont want to use the thomson one because thats what it came w/ and it sucks. I want to put the samsung or philips drive that comes w/ newer xboxes, but im not sure if they will work properly w/ the 1st one. please answer.