Anyone here ever replace the DVD drive on a Xbox 360?
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seriously, its like a text book exercise in how to be a %^&* to the end user.

if i wanted to replace a DVD drive on my PC.. i could just go to a store, buy one, and go home then with barely any effort, install it into my desktop and download any drivers i need from the manufacturer site.

to replace the DVD drive on a Xbox you must first buy a special tool you need just to open the Xbox, get the right replacement drive and to actually install it you have to hack your old one to lift special coding to hack into the new one, none of which is supported by Microsoft and if you don't do that it will INTENTIALLY NOT WORK. this seems to be for no other reason than Microsoft doesn't want people to do the repairs themselves...

so my question is this.. why is it so freaking unnecessary to make it so irritatingly hard to replace anything in a console?

i have been on XBL for 7+ years. my original XBOX is older by a year at least... i have taken college classes on computer repair and this is still insanely asinine... Hell this console isn't even my original 360.. its a freaking Refurbished one that Microsoft sent back when i sent in my first one for the second time...


was hoping to save money on this repair by doing it myself... the cost of the tools and the new drive are less than half what you would be charged to get it "Serviced" by Microsoft... freaking 50$ or so vs 110$ or so..
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Because Microsoft wants your money!

seriously though,this happens to lot of companies. And this thread should be re-directed to the general games section.
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Posted 11/26/12
Microsoft made it that way so that users cant tamper with it. They rather have people send it in for repairs than DIY.
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hypertion wrote:

seriously, its like a text book exercise in how to be a %^&* to the end user.

if i wanted to replace a DVD drive on my PC.. i could just go to a store, buy one, and go home then with barely any effort, install it into my desktop and download any drivers i need from the manufacturer site.

to replace the DVD drive on a Xbox you must first buy a special tool you need just to open the Xbox, get the right replacement drive and to actually install it you have to hack your old one to lift special coding to hack into the new one, none of which is supported by Microsoft and if you don't do that it will INTENTIALLY NOT WORK. this seems to be for no other reason than Microsoft doesn't want people to do the repairs themselves...

so my question is this.. why is it so freaking unnecessary to make it so irritatingly hard to replace anything in a console?

i have been on XBL for 7+ years. my original XBOX is older by a year at least... i have taken college classes on computer repair and this is still insanely asinine... Hell this console isn't even my original 360.. its a freaking Refurbished one that Microsoft sent back when i sent in my first one for the second time...


was hoping to save money on this repair by doing it myself... the cost of the tools and the new drive are less than half what you would be charged to get it "Serviced" by Microsoft... freaking 50$ or so vs 110$ or so..




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