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How To Repair Xbox 360 When You Have A DVD Drive Fault

Is your Xbox freezing up while you're playing games on your Xbox 360? Are you getting a dirty disc error? If so, when there is evidently an issue with your DVD drive. While it's an option to buy a new drive for your console, you can save a bundle of cash by repairing it yourself. So how do you go about doing that?

The first thing you must remember not to do is to fire compressed air into your console's drive without opening it up first. This won;lt help, and will actually make things worse. All you'll do is spread the dust out throughout the whole drive.

When repairing this particular fault with your Xbox 360, you'll discover there are a few basic steps you can take that will solve your DVD drive problem for you aat a fraction of the cost, and with only minimal effort on your part. Step one is to use a CD/DVD cleaner, which are available at many games stores. Like a regular CD, the cleaner has two small brushes attached, which clean your drive at the disc revolves. This will clean the lens.

The next step in repairing your Xbox 360 is to use the info given to you to figure out the make of the drive in your console. Determine the make of the drive and carry out the tear down tutorials. Manufacturers you may be dealing with include Thomson, Phillips, Laser Installation, or Samsung.

Once you know the make of your console's drive and have completed the tear down tutorials, next you need to clean the lens and mirror manually. This is where it helps to have read and completed those tear down tutorials.

Next, you'll need to adjust the potentiometer on the laser itself. Lastly, you need to replace the laser in the DVD drive with the replacement laser you have purchased from Samsung, Phillips or Thompson. While this may seem a bit much to deal with, it is actually a fairly simple process if you follow each step closely.

When trying to repair a fault with your Xbox 360's DVD drive, you could do well to buy a whole new drive for your console. However, have a look around online for tips and tricks to help you repair your Xbox 360 console without having to shell out a wad of cash.

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