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    Default Xbox reads Audio CDs but not DVDs or Xbox games ::UPDATE::

    I just got my Second Xbox. It looks like it has the Phillips DVD drive installed in it, And it will read Audio CDs, But not DVDs or Xbox game discs.

    I'm hoping it just needs to dry out a little in the sun since it was kept in a basement until i got it. The previous owners tried to open it up, So i'm out of luck asking microsoft to fix it.

    If you have the link to where to identify the DVD Drive, Please post it here. I'm not sure wether this Xbox is a Phillips Drive or a Thompson drive.

    Thanks in advance.

    UPDATE:

    This Xbox is a 2001 model. I tried Almost every Xbox-Compatible game On my 2001 Xbox. (I can't find Project gotham racing) 9 out of 19 games that i tested on it work. I came to a conclusion:

    Perhaps this Xbox works Perfectly, Only that it does not accept later technology Xbox Games?

    Only one game that i have for Xbox is a Platinum hit version, And that is Project gotham Racing, the game that i can't find.

    Here are the games that i have on it:

    Amped (Works on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Burnout 2: Point of Impact (Developer's Cut Edtition - Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Chase: Hollywood Stunt Dirver (Works on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (Works On 2001 Model Xbox)
    Grabbed By The Ghoulies (Works On 2001 Model Xbox)
    Grooverider Slot Car Thunder (Works On 2001 Model Xbox)
    Group S Challenge (Does Not Work On 2001 Model Xbox)
    The Haunted Mansion (Works with 2001 model Xbox)
    The Hobbit (Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)
    The Italian Job (Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Indiana Jones And The Emporor's Tomb (Does not work on 2001 model Xbox)
    Scooby Doo Mystery mayhem (Does not work on 2001 model Xbox)
    Pirates Of The Carribean (Works with 2001 Model Xbox)
    Sega GT 2002/Jet Set Radio Future (Works on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Sonic Heroes (Works On 2001 Model Xbox)
    Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy (Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Star Wars The Clone Wars/Tetris Worlds (Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Star wars Obi Wan (Works on 2001 Model Xbox)
    Tony Hawk's Underground (Does not work on 2001 Model Xbox)

    The Demo disc is the July 2004 Disc.

    Maybe the Xbox just has to dry out a little more, Or maybe my theory is correct. Wich do you think is right?

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    You need a new DVDrom drive.
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    I was thinking of just using this spare Xbox as an Emulator, Since it won't Play Every Xbox game.

    No offense but Did you read my entire post?

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    I read DVDrom drive made in 2001, and it has issues reading discs. That is all I *NEED* to know to solve your problem.

    2001 = Thomson DVDrom, or early Philips drive
    2001 made drive not reading games = need new drive

    Any other considerations may be interesting details to you, but are pointless distraction for me. It's likely having issue with dual layered game discs. It will get worse with time I assure you.

    If you want to make a rombox with a blind DVDrom drive you can. You will be doing a lot of FTP'ing, but it will work out fine.

    By saving a few bucks on a DVDrom drive though, you would be locking yourself out of a good 50% of what it would be capable of with one.

    Don't get me wrong, you can try all kinds of things. When I respond it is a professional who repairs what you just described a few times every day.

    I can help with accurate, experienced info on what is likely needed to fix it properly. Half assed solutions, and crappy laser tweaks are not what I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omnedon
    . Half assed solutions, and crappy laser tweaks are not what I do.
    But those are the MOST fun

    Listen to Omnedon . He knows his stuff.

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    Thanks.

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    nvm..

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