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Swapping xbox dvd drives

by freakyjord2025 / November 21, 2005 9:06 PM PST

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.

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Wny not dive in and get it over with?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2005 9:31 PM PST

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 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


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try this
by doobzilla / December 9, 2005 5:45 AM PST

As a professional Xbox modifier, I can say that yes you can use either the samsung or phillips drive in your old xbox. Try for parts, these guys are some of the best in the business. But as far as the price is concerned you might be better off just buying a new xbox. Just be warned that if your old xbox is modified and is not a v1.6; and if the new xbox that you get is a v1.6 you will need to buy a new modchip. I hope that this helps.

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