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4 hours ago, bulkchart32 said:

it's best to take a really hot iron and rake it across those solder points a few times to remove them. let me know hot it works out. which model and brand did u get?

Will do, I was planing on using solder wick to soak it up and then go from there.

Anyone know how to release the guide rods to remove the laser on these drives?

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Well I managed to get it done this morning with some help from my Wife :)

Operation laser change was a glowing success and I now have a fully working DVD drive again so I now have 2 out of 3 working :)

We also managed to repair a Xbox controller that had the broken cable fault, It was touch and go as I had to cut the connections to the board further back than I would of liked and ended up having to chop the cable past the ferrite core to get to the good cable but again 100% success so I am feeling pretty happy with myself LOL

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9 hours ago, titchgamer said:

Well I managed to get it done this morning with some help from my Wife :)

Operation laser change was a glowing success and I now have a fully working DVD drive again so I now have 2 out of 3 working :)

We also managed to repair a Xbox controller that had the broken cable fault, It was touch and go as I had to cut the connections to the board further back than I would of liked and ended up having to chop the cable past the ferrite core to get to the good cable but again 100% success so I am feeling pretty happy with myself LOL

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will it read all your game disks?

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On 9/19/2020 at 7:35 AM, titchgamer said:

Well I managed to get it done this morning with some help from my Wife :)

Operation laser change was a glowing success and I now have a fully working DVD drive again so I now have 2 out of 3 working :)

We also managed to repair a Xbox controller that had the broken cable fault, It was touch and go as I had to cut the connections to the board further back than I would of liked and ended up having to chop the cable past the ferrite core to get to the good cable but again 100% success so I am feeling pretty happy with myself LOL

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i'm wondering if i should try another one. does the new laser even read games that have some scratches?

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5 hours ago, bulkchart32 said:

i'm wondering if i should try another one. does the new laser even read games that have some scratches?

Its read the ones I tryed, Some are a little scratched but obviously the type of scratch will depend if the laser can read it or not.

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49 minutes ago, titchgamer said:

Its read the ones I tryed, Some are a little scratched but obviously the type of scratch will depend if the laser can read it or not.

can u try some that have heavier damage but u know they have previously worked? the new laser i used would read a disk that was in really good shape but not any that had a decent amount of scratches. the reason i ask is because if u have good success then, i'm gonna try another laser swap.

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11 hours ago, bulkchart32 said:

can u try some that have heavier damage but u know they have previously worked? the new laser i used would read a disk that was in really good shape but not any that had a decent amount of scratches. the reason i ask is because if u have good success then, i'm gonna try another laser swap.

Unfortunately I dont have any with heavy damage I can confirm worked previous.

I do have one game that has heavy scratches that came with the last xbox I picked up but I have no idea if it works as I never tested it.

Its fifa so I am shocked I never binned it already tbh lol

Personally I would say if it works leave it be and just play games from the HDD.

I only wanted the DVD drive working so I didnt have to swap drives when using slayers disk :)

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