| HOME | XBOX | XBOX 360 | PS3 | PSP | WII | FORUMS | CONTACT US | SHOP LLAMMA |
Llamma Home
PS2  
PSP
Xbox 360

Xbox:
Xbox Main Page
 
Xbox Repair Tutorials 
Xbox Mod Tutorials
Xbox Super Computer
Sell a Broken Xbox
Parts in Stock 
Reviews
Contact  
Message Board
Links


Find the Llamma! Minneapolis, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Xbox DVD Version Comparison

 Check Xbox DVD Version Without Opening your Xbox.  All DVD drives listed are compatible with all versions of Xbox Console 1.0-1.5

See how to fix dirty disc errors for more info

Hit eject on your xbox and check out the tray.  The Samsungs extra cutouts are pretty obvious so that is easy to pick out.  If you have a Thompson or Phillips compare the size of the inner space, the Thompson's is more narrow and this makes the inner ring for small size disc's look to be about half way from the center space to the outer tray, while the Phillips is more narrow.  Also look at the interior empty space, the Phillips tray is somewhat keyhole shaped while the Thompson is a smooth arch.

 

Just for further documentation here is a shot of the bottom of the drives...  Notice the big hump on the bottom of the Phillips, what the heck is that thing there for?  Its like a little secret compartment for smuggling or something, totally empty in the interior.  My best guess is that it just leaves extra space under the optics and becomes a little dust pocket to help route dust away from the lens. 

Updated 10/24 some time ago Phillips came out with a new drive that makes use of this hump.  The laser is positioned vertically and the PCB is designed to allow the laser to pass through the board and make use of this empty area.  Apparently this was the design they intended to use initially when designing the Xbox DVD drive case and only implemented the changes to the internals recently.

DVD comparison 011.jpg (28597 bytes)

 

 

 

Click here for Llamma's
Xbox replacement parts!!





Easy CGI Web Hosting  Unlimited Game Rentals Delivered - Free Trial

 

 

 

Microsoft, Xbox, and the Xbox logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp.  Llamma.com and Xbox-Repair.net are in no way affiliated with Microsoft.  All references to Modchips, Linux and any other forms of xbox modifications are done for the purpose of writing and testing interoperable software as allowed under Sect. 1201 (f) Reverse Engineering exception of the DMCA.  This site does not condone the illegal copying of games.  All advice/information is provided as is without warranty to accuracy. Do not consider any comments as legal advice, I am not a lawyer. All references to Mod chips should be taken as hypothetical in nature, actually installing a mod chip may be illegal. In simple terms don't sue me if you mess up on your own or with my help. Make your own decisions do the research determine what is legal and what is not, I take no responsibility for your actions.  
All photos and content copyright Llamma Corp. 2002
Custom Xbox
Minneapolis Minnesota

Disc Resurfacing Machine Review

 Bid, Buy or Sell on eBay!