For what you pay for an Xbox, there’s a lot that seems to go catastrophically wrong.Red ring of death, DVD drive failures, and excessive overheating come to mind.
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I’ve not uncovered the exact cause of the problem but this rather noisy solution at least works 95% of the time. Whilst over at ours recently, Rich finally convinced me to actually try and fix this bloody thing.
So, after failing to transplant the circuit board from my old drive to another working spare – – I looked into recovering the firmware from my original drive and ordered a refurbished replacement for £20 from e Bay.
To remove the old drive, simply remove 2 #10 Torx screws from the plastic bracket attached to the DVD drive.
Then, push in the plastic tab (noted above) and gently pull up on the drive. You will need to remove the faceplate from the old drive by pulling out slightly then up.