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Postby tweekers237 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:00 pm

On my 2nd Disc Drive and It's now hitting its wall. Had trouble loading Far Cry Instincts last night and an even harder time running KOTOR.

Any new solutions other than risking an xbox for parts or buy a new xbox NIB?

Ill pay someone to fix my stuff
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby kaos_engr » Fri May 19, 2017 5:20 pm

I'm guessing your loading the game from the DVD drive. Clean the laser pickup lens. They can get dirty hindering reading of the disc and once cleaned work amazingly well again.

Use a lens cleaning disc or open it up and with a q-tip and 91% isopropyl alcohol gently swab the lens.
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby r3tro_gam3boy » Fri May 19, 2017 5:27 pm

are you loading back ups or original disc?
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby tweekers237 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:47 pm

Original Discs.

Should probably do some backups.
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby r3tro_gam3boy » Fri May 19, 2017 5:56 pm

reason i ask was i too had issue with same game so i used different brand of disc to copy.
why dont you play games of the hdd if box is modded? only pain is to ftp the box and hdd space
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Postby Moandain » Fri May 19, 2017 5:56 pm

I use to work in a used game store long ago, and KTOR got a bad rep as the Xbox killer. Somehow that game is really hard on drives.

replacements drives are around $22 USD, and if you want something nice and new, you can get a replacement optical pickup for the drive you have for under $10 USD.

All available at the standard online stores (Amazon and Ebay)
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby tweekers237 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 pm

truth be told, I have no idea how to store games on the HDD. I don't have many games for Xbox, basically exclusives but its probably time to look into it.

I guess you have to RIP the game in your PC then FTP to the xbox or something?
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Postby tweekers237 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:24 pm

Moandain wrote:I use to work in a used game store long ago, and KTOR got a bad rep as the Xbox killer. Somehow that game is really hard on drives.

replacements drives are around $22 USD, and if you want something nice and new, you can get a replacement optical pickup for the drive you have for under $10 USD.

All available at the standard online stores (Amazon and Ebay)


good advice. Yeah it takes a bit to get it going... then mid game it'll just freeze. or ill reach a save point then more freezing.

It's frustrating... I can run just about anything on my Saturn and PS 1 and they are way older.
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby r3tro_gam3boy » Fri May 19, 2017 7:48 pm

tweekers237 wrote:truth be told, I have no idea how to store games on the HDD. I don't have many games for Xbox, basically exclusives but its probably time to look into it.

I guess you have to RIP the game in your PC then FTP to the xbox or something?


it depends i have a teamexecuter chip with evox bios with that you can rip games directly on the xbox and save on the hdd, or you can simply copy all files on your pc and ftp the xbox and use the C: partition (I think it was that one) where the game folder is located. simply copy, restart xbox and games are in the gamefolder on dashboard.
some xboxes are reaslly easy to chip, with solderless chips availabe depending on the motherboard revision
If you wanna go along the chip way I can give you more info if needed
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby Rocky5 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:03 pm

tweekers237 wrote:truth be told, I have no idea how to store games on the HDD. I don't have many games for Xbox, basically exclusives but its probably time to look into it.

I guess you have to RIP the game in your PC then FTP to the xbox or something?


DVD2Xbox, ( run on the Xbox as an App ) but you will need a larger HDD as the stock 8GB or 10GB drive can only hold 1 or 2 games small games.

Your issue is the game may not copy to the HDD as it's struggling to read discs.( DVD2Xbox will retry files a few times before giving up ) So you can download a copy of your game and FTP it over to the Xbox.
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Postby kaos_engr » Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 pm

r3tro_gam3boy wrote:it depends i have a teamexecuter chip with evox bios with that you can rip games directly on the xbox and save on the hdd, or you can simply copy all files on your pc and ftp the xbox and use the C: partition (I think it was that one) where the game folder is located. simply copy, restart xbox and games are in the gamefolder on dashboard.
some xboxes are reaslly easy to chip, with solderless chips availabe depending on the motherboard revision
If you wanna go along the chip way I can give you more info if needed

With an original Xbox hard drive (8 or 10GB), the largest partition - 4.5GBs - and where the Games folder is generally found is E: not C:.

The MS dashboard system files are on the C: partition.

A PC, without special hardware, cannot read original Xbox Game discs. The ripping is done on the Xbox itself. However, if the DVD drive can't read the disc, your stuck. Catch-22...

Once the disc contents are ripped, they can be transferred from a modded Xbox to a PC using an FTP client for archival purposes. :)
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Re: Here we go again...

Postby itsonlyleggy » Fri May 19, 2017 11:20 pm

Storing games on the HDD can be quite a long process (modding console, then installing new hard drive, then learning to FTP)

Do what I did, buy an already-modded Xbox with a larger Hard Drive from a reputable seller. Use the DVD2Xbox program as mentioned above to rip your games you already own straight onto the hard drive. Go for a chipped system too, it's possible to accidentally screw up a softmod.

You can learn the FTP part later, great for trying new games from here ;)

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Postby eugenerobinhood1 » Sat May 20, 2017 12:07 am

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Postby HeX4 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:24 am

Pot tweaking.

Other than that invest in a HDD and rip your games to it.
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