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Hi Guys,


In this guide I’ll explain how to replace the Blu-ray drive it’s PCB. This is required when you swap your motherboard.

  1. First of all, remove the sticker/tape from the back of the drive to reveal the 2 other screws. You can do this with your fingers, it could take a little force, but not to much. First of all, remove the sticker/tape from the back of the drive to reveal the 2 other screws. You can do this with your fingers, it could take a little force, but not to much. First of all, remove the sticker/tape from the back of the drive to reveal the 2 other screws. You can do this with your fingers, it could take a little force, but not to much.
    • First of all, remove the sticker/tape from the back of the drive to reveal the 2 other screws. You can do this with your fingers, it could take a little force, but not to much.

  2. Remove the 4 PH1 screws. Lift up the back cover and remove it. It should not take any force and should come off easily. I lifted it up at the left side. Lift up the back cover and remove it. It should not take any force and should come off easily. I lifted it up at the left side.
    • Remove the 4 PH1 screws.

    • Lift up the back cover and remove it. It should not take any force and should come off easily. I lifted it up at the left side.

  3. Do NOT remove the ribbon cables yet, make sure you opened up the ZIF connector first and then remove the ribbon cables. Otherwise you could damage the PCB. Open up all the 3 ZIF connectors with your finger nails or with an plastic opening tool carefully. Then remove the 3 ribbon cables from their sockets.
    • Do NOT remove the ribbon cables yet, make sure you opened up the ZIF connector first and then remove the ribbon cables. Otherwise you could damage the PCB.

    • Open up all the 3 ZIF connectors with your finger nails or with an plastic opening tool carefully.

    • Then remove the 3 ribbon cables from their sockets.

  4. You will see an red and an black cable soldered to the PCB. Now get your solder iron ready to desolder the 2 cables. Heat and melt the solder, with your other hand hold the tweezer. When the solder is melting, remove the cable with your tweezer to get the cable out. It's recommended you use desoldering wick, so you can put some fresh new solder on the pads. Recommended but not required.
    • You will see an red and an black cable soldered to the PCB.

    • Now get your solder iron ready to desolder the 2 cables. Heat and melt the solder, with your other hand hold the tweezer. When the solder is melting, remove the cable with your tweezer to get the cable out.

    • It's recommended you use desoldering wick, so you can put some fresh new solder on the pads. Recommended but not required.

    • Now it should look like the last photo.

  5. Remove the tiny 3 PH1 screws from the PCB.
    • Remove the tiny 3 PH1 screws from the PCB.

  6. Hold the PCB and move it up. You should notice that PCB will come loose from the drive. Now hold in the middle and move it upward a little and the back to yourself. Be aware that it will need a little force (especially from the right side, as a clip is holding it down), but it should come off easily. That's it! You got the PCB out!
    • Hold the PCB and move it up. You should notice that PCB will come loose from the drive.

    • Now hold in the middle and move it upward a little and the back to yourself. Be aware that it will need a little force (especially from the right side, as a clip is holding it down), but it should come off easily.

    • That's it! You got the PCB out!

  7. When installing the new PCB, look out for the spots as shown in Photo 1 (red circles). When you follow photo 1 and tight it with screws, you could break the PCB ! So do the opposite of Photo 1! Photo 2 shows correctly how the PCB need to be seated. As you can see in the blue circles.
    • When installing the new PCB, look out for the spots as shown in Photo 1 (red circles). When you follow photo 1 and tight it with screws, you could break the PCB ! So do the opposite of Photo 1!

    • Photo 2 shows correctly how the PCB need to be seated. As you can see in the blue circles.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Hopefully this guide helped you to replace the PCB!

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koppie007

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I got a refurbished disc drive for Xbox one console and later learned logic board had to be switched. What's that?

jjackparts - Reply

Hi!

Yes, you need to use your old PCB. If you do not transfer your (original) PCB from your drive, you’ll not be able to play games..

koppie007 -

PS: Merry Xmas everyone!

koppie007 - Reply

I also did not know you needed to replace the PCB with the optical drive. However, the new one will not even suck in a disc, just like the old one did not. Does this mean the new drive is bad as well, or just needs PCB? Would not replacing PCB make the thing not even receive a disc?

ndwig - Reply

Hi there!

You are required to swap the PCB to play games. With an non-married PCB to your current motherboard, should still accept discs! You’ll be able to watch movies only. Are you sure that everything is dust free? Perhaps you got another faulty drive… The issue you describe is common.

koppie007 -

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