I have a spare DVD drive lying around in my house and i was wondering if the drive can be put into the XBOX. It is a 16X Liton drive. Excellent drive.
I mean, the xbox is just like an ordinary computer, right? Plus the original drive in the xbox is just slow, so i wanted something faster for load times.
um, I wouldn't think so. I know some of the parts are interchangeable, but I beleave the xbox system bios is extreamly different than windows, so the two drives might not be interchangeable... but you never know, it works with ps2...
You could change the original Xbox DVD drive with a spare DVD drive, however, the last time I checked, if that was done, you wouldn't be able to play original Xbox games in it anymore, rather, only burned copies.
You could also consider looking into modding your XBox. As I understand, you could use any HDD and any DVD drive once it is modded. It can even then run special versions of Linux.
If the BIOS on the xbox gives you troubles, i know for a fact that there are other BIOSs out there that with a modchip you can download off the internet straight to your system. Those will probably work with the drive.
You can get a mod chip for your XBOX motherboard that allows you to install linux, then you would be able to interchange that. But my seggestion is to not do that as your XBOX serial number will be banned from XBOX live.
Hey, why would you want to change it anyways, your Xbox has a lifetime warranty on it, it should be covered under the warranty.
The thing is my xbox's warrenty is already voided when i moded my xbox with evalution installed. now my xbox's DVD drive is bloody playing up and now when i start the xbox the message error 11 or 12 pops up (problem with the dvd drive, did a google search).
I was tempted to buy a new Thomsons Drive from Illamas or something but seeing that i have a spare dvd drive lying around, i might as well give a try. So yeah.
Just a thought, is it possible to flash the ordinary dvd drive's firmware to make it like a xbox's? just a thought, might even be a stupid one.