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Like New XBox Error Code 12 On Boot, Any Suggestions?

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Hey everyone, I purchased a original Xbox off eBay, it looks brand new, and hasn't been opened, all stickers intact. Only issue is when it powers on, red and green flashing led and a error code 12 on screen. Online suggests it's a DVD drive issue, bummer. It looks to be a Xbox 1.6 and has gotten very little use (if any at all, still has a brand new smell to it, spotless inside and out and not a spec of dust) is there anything I could try to fix the system? Could I try recapping the DVD drive board? I hate to buy another drive off eBay, as the only ones I found cost more than the system I got (including shipping), I have a mod chip on the way as well, if that might help

Thanks in advance!

~John

 

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Yeah, tried a new ide cable, and recaps, no improvement. I'll order a few as is drives off eBay and wish for the best. As long as it boots I'm happy, don't need to read a disc (usually that's just a laser and I can replace a laser later)

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Check the DVD drive's power and control cable.  The 12 wire, all yellow insulation, cable that attaches to the motherboard and DVD drive.  Make sure there are no loose or broken wires or bent pins in the connector bodies.  Disconnect and reseat both ends.

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