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Replaced optical drive, including pcb - not working

I recently replaced the optical drive in my son's xbox one - made sure to order a compatible drive, watched the tutorials, transferred the pcb, etc. Mechanically the drive seems to be working fine (insert, eject, spinning) but no data is being transferred. Disassembled a second time, made sure lens was clean, all ribbon cables secured accurately and still no luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Did you replace the laser too, if so did you delsoder the jumpers? Also check that you have soldered the pcb wires back in the right places and that you've not shorted them.


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Sounds like you may have just gotten a bad drive. Since there is no way to buy new parts for these it's likely that you just got one that was bad. It likely just needs a new laser. When you put the disc in and hold your ear to the console above the disc drive you should be able to hear the laser moving back and fourth...when you first put the disc in this noise is actually quite loud.

That's the most likely cause of your problem. I hope this helps!

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