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Upgraded To Sata 500gb Now Dvd Drives Don't Read Disks


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So I got a STartech Sata to IDE adapter and successfully made and locked a new SATA 500 GG hard drive using HDM v1.9.

 

i got an 80 pin cable and connected my SATA drive and sure enough it booted to the Xbox dashboard.  I had my Rocky 5 softmod files and Splinter Cell diskready to go but I can’t load Splinter Cell - I get a message reading - “Your Xbox cannot recognize this disc.  Make sure it’s an Xbox game, DVD movie, or audio CD.  Also check to see if the disc is dirty or damaged.”

 

I have tried a different dvd drive from another Xbox that I know loads the game and I get the same message.  In fact I get the same message if I try to load any other Xbox game disk.

 

Any ideas greatly appreciated

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3 hours ago, C64MidRezzie said:

Yes - it turns out it was the figure of 8 cable - once I switched that out it all worked perfectly.

Which cable?  The DVD drive's power/signal cable.  I think of the AC power cord being a figure of 8 cable.  The DVD power cable has 12 pins on the DVD drive end and 14 on the motherboard end, not 8.

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Poor graphic as the motherboard end has 14 pins, not 12 as shown.  However,the last 2 pins - 13 and 14 - are N/C (not connected).

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5 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

Which cable?  The DVD drive's power/signal cable.  I think of the AC power cord being a figure of 8 cable.  The DVD power cable has 12 pins on the DVD drive end and 14 on the motherboard end, not 8.

670255499_DVDpowerandcontrolcablepinout.jpg.20abe83fb061f99b3aee12c2f6aa928d.jpg

Poor graphic as the motherboard end has 14 pins, not 12 as shown.  However,the last 2 pins - 13 and 14 - are N/C (not connected).

No - sorry I didn't make myself clear - I meant I just changed the external power lead (figure of 8) to a different figure of 8 with a plastic barrel on it - the other lead I used mustn't have emitted enough power to run the new SATA drive and the DVD drive - all working perfectly now - thanks.

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