So a couple years ago my DVD drive on my 360 broke. Out of warranty and lacking cash I decided to find someone on craigslist to fix it. They did, for super cheap, however they replaced my drive with a non stock drive. This wasn't a problem until a booted up my 360 after a long period of gaming inactivity. I can't install the updates because it detects my non-stock drive, meaning I can't play any new games.

I've googled it, but can't figure out which stock drive I need for my particular 360 model and was wondering if anyone out there might be able to help me. Or in the very least point my in the right direction.

The relevant data:

MFR Date   - 2006 01 25
Serial     - 4131705 60405
Product ID - 77093441413170570405
  • Welcome to the site! While there are not any highly voted answers, this question appears to be a duplicate of gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/9532/… . Check that one out, and see if it helps at all. Since it already has a bounty it's probably where the best answers will end up.
    – EBongo
    Apr 4, 2012 at 3:47
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    Nah, this isn't a duplicate. Solarbox is asking which drive to get for his 360, not whether or not it is legal to do so.
    – Dusda
    Apr 4, 2012 at 4:07
  • @Dusda Specifically, he is asking how to find out what type of drive was originally in the console.
    – user9983
    Apr 4, 2012 at 4:08
  • Which type is it? Is it Pro, Elite, Arcade, or...?
    – Aceofgods
    Apr 4, 2012 at 5:33
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    If you have the original drive that the person took out then it will be easy, if not it will be near impossible to figure out. I have swapped out many drives using spoofing, but without the original drive you are taking a shot in the dark. Unfourtuatley even Model to Model the drives have changed ever so slightly and if you don't get it 100% right M$ will see that you swapped drives.
    – Emerica.
    Apr 4, 2012 at 15:01

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It may not help solve your root problem, but this site provides guidance on determining which drive you have installed. Apparently you can make a determination based on the shape of the drive tray. They also have a list of systems with specs that others have submitted, that you may be able to cross reference to determine the original drive for your version. There aren't many entries for your MFR date, but you might be able to get a bigger list if you can search on one of the other indexes such as lot #, which isn't in your information above.

Finally, I tracked down this list from this forum, which seems to be folks highly trained in flashing drives. I'm not sure those are folks you want to chat with, but they might have the answer you seek.

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