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Hi has anyone had much success fixing the dvd drives, I cant believe how crappy they were. Seems like everybody has a bad drive.

I have a samsung and replaced belt, cleaned and installed a new laser and still no good.

Is a modified LG the best option?

How good is FatXplorer I got my 1TB running from it. So much better than the ftp that is hit n miss

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On 8/19/2021 at 11:50 PM, kgm316 said:

Hi has anyone had much success fixing the dvd drives, I cant believe how crappy they were. Seems like everybody has a bad drive.

I have a samsung and replaced belt, cleaned and installed a new laser and still no good.

Beside what you have tried I really don't think there is much more you can do. My collection of dud DVD's is growing and I am now putting some Xbox's together to sell with the DVD disconnected and sold telling the buyer the DVD is never going to work but with a near full 2tb HDD topped with FTP will you ever need the DVD anyway.

I suspect the DVD drive was price built and made with parts to made that are near impossible to obtain to keep it exclusive to M$, Just like Crapple do with the MacBooks and phones .

I all so think MicroSoft did not expect the OG Xbox would still be in use 20 years later, 

On 8/19/2021 at 11:50 PM, kgm316 said:

Is a modified LG the best option?

I would just find a working drive and only use it when really necessary which after you have re-flashed the bios or mod chipped it is never, Also if the Xbox is hard modded then any Pata DVD drive can be used to set-up an Xbox it just won't read a genuine game disk

 

On 8/19/2021 at 11:50 PM, kgm316 said:

How good is FatXplorer I got my 1TB running from it. So much better than the ftp that is hit n miss

It is getting better every month as he adds more options.

It won't belong before he stops the free beta program and then the license I got a year ago will be needed.

 

Cheers

SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It gets the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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The LG GDR-8163B drives are rather common to find in many XP/Pentium 4 era PC builds but they do not sit flush with the Xbox case.

I have a few Thompson drives which are dead (never had a problem with the others) that I swap into modded consoles as they are no longer needed.

Here's the link to the tutorial and attached firmware flasher if you get the GDR-8163B drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vr7YhKbpjCqktAn2B4njVPy8Rlt42tsG/view?usp=sharing

8050L_FW_Flasher_FIXED.rar

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