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2011-11-27 at 05:06PM UTC #4361
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anonimitie

I bought an Xbox 360 with a bad Hitachi 47 drive for a project. I bought a replacement 47, flashed the key to it, and it only plays music CDs and movie DVDs. Games it goes to the Xbox Logo screen.

Any ideas on what those symptoms indicate?

Thanks!

2011-11-27 at 05:43PM UTC #4366
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QuickMythril

so you are saying that when you put a game in, it says “play dvd” and when you load the game it shows the little video partition file telling you to put the game in an xbox 360? if you aren’t seeing the “play dvd” it could be because you have autoplay enabled (i always disable this, even when i am working on someone else’s xbox.) that would indicate that you have the wrong dvd key flashed to your drive. it’s pretty much the only thing that would cause that.

did they just tell you it was a bad hitachi or did you have problems with it, then decide to replace it. sounds like they could have scammed you. they might have tried to replace the drive themselves before, not knowing that you need to put the dvd key onto it. so i’d ask the person you got it from if that “broken hitachi” was ever replaced by them. if that is the case, and you have no way to get the original drive, then you would have to dump the nand, either jtag or reset glitch hack it, flash xell to the nand, get your cpu key by booting with the eject button, then decrypt your keyvault using the cpu key. it’s a lot of work, but a few months ago people were saying that if you lost your dvd key and your dash was too new to jtag, then you would never be able to play games on it again. thank goodness for the person who discovered the rgh.

2011-11-27 at 09:00PM UTC #4393
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anonimitie

On games it flashes, “Play DVD, and then goes to the Xbox logo.

The possibility that the previous owner threw some random drive in there occured to me also.

If I go through the trouble to dump the NAND will that also tell me the what model drive was originally used? Nightmare scenario is the other owner didn’t even match the original brand.

Thanks, the times I come across your posts, they’re helpful.

2011-11-27 at 09:48PM UTC #4397
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QuickMythril

yes, once you get your cpu key from xell, and you have dumped your nand. run 360 Flash Tool. you have to go to settings and give it your cpu key, then open your nand .bin file. it will list your serial, mfr date, region, dvd key, and your osig (which is the model of dvd drive you have)

2011-11-27 at 11:45PM UTC #4408
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SaTiVa1984

I also had this problem with my hitachi xbox.

It was given to me because it would not load games, It would always show Play DVD, DVD’s and CD’s worked fine.

I was told it had been messed with (flashing etc) so i assumed it was a bad key, but to please my curiosity i ordered a replacement laser from amazon for under £5, after installing it and messing with the pots the console booted original games, and backups flawlessly.

Might be worth a try before you start going into dumping the nand etc.

2011-11-28 at 12:38AM UTC #4411
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QuickMythril

i was assuming that since both drives gave play dvd, it probably wasn’t the laser, but yeah that should be checked first. sorry…

2011-11-28 at 01:15AM UTC #4416
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anonimitie

Thank you both. I had forgotten about the potentiometer adjusting. I’ll give that a shot, too.

Good to know that there is hope with the NAND, as well.

2011-11-28 at 01:39AM UTC #4417
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anonimitie

Pot adjustment failed.

So, a 360 will start up and play CDs and DVDs with a mismatched key or drive? It just won’t play games? I expected it to fail at boot-up.

2011-11-28 at 03:01AM UTC #4423
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QuickMythril

with the incorrect dvd key the drive will work fine and play music and movie discs, but games will load the video partition (says play dvd) and it will play the video file that plays if you put an xbox game into a dvd player (put this disc into an xbox 360)

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